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  • Widow Jane Rye Whiskey
  • Widow Jane Rye Whiskey
  • Widow Jane Rye Whiskey

Widow Jane Whiskey Distilled from a Rye Mash

This aged rye was brought to proof using water from the Widow Jane Mine in New York.
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To build a great city, you start with the toughest foundation known. The greatest structures in New York City, from the gargantuan caissons of the Brooklyn Bridge to the 27,000 ton pedestal of the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building itself, are held fast and strong by natural cement made from limestone from quarries located in Rosendale, New York.

The last Rosendale limestone mine closed down in 1970 and its owner, A.J. Snyder — who was as tough as the limestone he quarried — passed away shortly thereafter. His widow, Jane, was beloved in the community for her kindness and pure spirit, and so when Snyder passed, the Rosendale Limestone Mine became known as the Widow Jane Mine.

To make a great whiskey, you start with the finest water available. Widow Jane Rye uses water from the same limestone quarries in Rosendale that were mined to create New York’s greatest architectural achievements. The sweet water, along with hand-selected cuvees of two-year old Kentucky Rye, are imported to Brooklyn. There, Daniel Prieto Preston, inventor, aerospace engineer and founder of Cacao Prieto (a chocolate maker and distillery!), brings the bourbon and rye to proof using water from the Widow Jane Mine. Then, Preston fills each bottle by hand, noting its batch and bottle number on the label.

Bold and complex, Widow Jane Rye benefits from its Kentucky heritage, but it’s the smooth, mineral-rich New York water that gives the whiskies their unique flavor profile. The rye has notes of dried orchard fruits, citrus peels and oak, that are complemented by subtle undertones of rye, vanilla and honey.

Widow Jane Rye is a true New York City whiskey, evocative both of one of mankind’s greatest achievements — New York City’s skyline — and Brooklyn’s artisanal, craft spirits movement. Both urban and urbane, Widow Jane Rye is New York's very own — a signature whiskey of the world's most magnificent and maddening metropolis.

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Notes of dried orchard fruits, citrus peels and oak that are complemented by subtle undertones of rye, vanilla and honey.

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