During our last trip to Kentucky, we selected a large swatch of Bourbon barrels from Knob Creek that have been released over the last six months. However, we’ve been holding these two rye whiskey casks back in anticipation of America’s birthday. What better way to celebrate American whiskey culture than with two unique, high-proof single barrel rye whiskies that capture the essence of what whiskey is all about!
Each barrel is named after the floor of the rick house that it was matured on, along with the dominant characteristic of the whiskey itself. Both barrels were aged high in the Kentucky rick house, ensuring a rich flavor and high-power proof.
From higher up in the Kentucky rick house, the intense summer heat on the sixth floor coerced an intense sweetness out of this single barrel, embalming a vein of vanilla, brown sugar, and oak spices that permeates every aspect of this rye whiskey from front to back. Cinnamon and clove notes bring up the finish with a blast of heat from the 57.5% ABV. For those who like their rye whiskey more like Kentucky Bourbon, this is the barrel for you.