J. Rieger's Rye Whiskey (Kansas City, KS) 750ML
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Producer Notes: Our 2021 Bottled In Bond Straight Rye Whiskey, barreled in the Fall of 2015, represents the first Whiskey distilled in Kansas City since Prohibition, and the first barrels laid down at the J. Rieger & Co. distillery in nearly a century. We proudly present this Rye to you in remembrance of, and in tribute to, one of our founding partners, Dave Pickerell. This Whiskey would not exist without him.
Our Process: This whiskey is a pot distilled rye that consists of 96% rye and 4% malted barley. We really wanted to showcase the rye and that is why we chose to make it a very dominant rye grain bill. We distilled this rye paying very close attention to the spice that we all know and love from rye whiskeys and made sure that the new make we put in the barrel had the aggressive spice we had hoped for. The new charred white oak barrels from Independent Stave in Lebanon, Missouri have allowed us to let this whiskey age to perfection and the entire team is incredibly proud of what we have.
After sampling barrels from the fall distilling season of 2015 we were able to pick a selection that we felt would make for the best tasting whiskey that we could put forward as our first release. The team felt we were able to showcase all of the aspects of rye whiskey and our unique distilling process in these barrels. We were also able to leave behind a few barrels that will be able to be utilized in future releases of older age statement whiskeys.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of caramelized orange and fresh baked bread. Flowery notes of orange blossom and cut grass. Flavors of toasted cedar, five spice, salty sunflower seeds & cinnamon. Mid-palate is rich with chocolate-covered cherries, buttered popcorn, and a lingering spicy fruit-jam character. A cherry-cola like quality. A long finish with drier notes of sage, mint, and a little toasted coconut. Extremely balanced and pleasant to revisit with each sip.
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