Wright & Brown Cask Strength Single Barrel Rye Whiskey
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We’ve been huge fans of this Oakland distillery from their very first rye whiskey release. The Cask Strength bottling ups the ante by delivering rich and intense undiluted flavor and character. And we’re not the only ones who think so – the American Distilling Institute just awarded it their gold medal, the first California Rye Whiskey to attain this honor! This 70% rye, 30% malted barley selection is slowly pot distilled from a sweet mash. It is made from hand-selected grains, including non-GMO and locally sourced organic rye. The resulting product is non chill-filtered, and aged for 3 years in new, level #3 charred American white oak casks. This process preserves the full spectrum of its rich aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel.
The flavors are delightfully complex. Aromas of honey and freshly baked sweet bread rolls waft straight out of the bottle. Initial dry grain flavors remind you that this is indeed a product cultivated by farmers’ hands. Next a full body of freshly baked bread rolls into flavors ranging from bright candied ginger and cloves, to dark cherries, dates and toffee-like malt. A long finish of vanilla, apricot, and brown sugar that never loses its sweet rye grain backbone.