Midleton Very Rare – Barry Crockett LegacyJune 25, 2020
Glenfiddich Select Cask Single MaltJuly 1, 2020
This cask strength rye whiskey comes from New York Distilling Company and its mash bill contains 72% New York State-grown rye grain. I managed to get a sample from my buddy.
I couldn’t find much information about this expression, other than what says in the label. That it’s double oak matured: aged in new American oak (I presume) and finished in rye whiskey casks. And it comes in the original cask strength, bottled at 56% alcohol by volume level. Beware that barrel proof rye whiskey will most likely have a strong kick. So let it rest and open up in your whiskey glass and add some water if it’s too powerful for your palate.
Ragtime Rye whiskies pay tribute to 1890-1920 era of ragtime era. They are replicating the spirit of stalwarts of saloons and brothels alike. Too bad there’s not that much information on how this rye whiskey has been made.