This Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is offered as a Cask Strength release. Once the traditional sweet mash process is distilled in column stills, the barrel is entered at the lowest entry proof known in Kentucky. It is barreled at 100 proof and 105 proof to highlight the balance of the distillate and alternate solubility expression usually gotten from the barrel at a lower proof. It is also barreled at a gradient of proofs between 100 and 120 proof for the first few years before settling into 100 and 105 proof. This is the reason you will find releases of this cask strength Rye varying in proof.
This three-grain recipe is 56 percent rye, 33 percent corn and 11 percent malted barley. The rye mash bill was created for a broader balance of flavor to offset the typical high ryes commonly found. Kentucky-grown Heritage rye is used and souced from a local KY Proud farm. The new, air-dried 4 char, 53-gallon barrels at 100 proof and 105 proof is entered for the Rye Whiskey and age until maturity in a barrelhouse. The Rye Whiskeys are aged on the upper floors of a rickhouse for a minimum of 4 years with regular expressions expected to be between 6 and 8 years of age.