Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rye not?

Q of the Day: What is the difference between a rye and a bourbon?

A: An American rye whiskey is made from a mash of no less than 51% rye grain where as Bourbon is made up of no less than 51% corn in the mashbill. Corn tends to be sweet, rye has a bite- do the math and you find a spirit with a peppery and slightly bitter flavor very distinct onto its own. Rye not try it?

New In House...

Copper Fox Rye

From Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, VA. A unique Rye made with a mashbill of 2/3 Virginia rye grain and 1/3 Virginia Thoroughbred
barley grain, hand-malted the old-fashioned way using a screen kiln over apple wood and cherry wood smoke. This rye is double pot-stilled to between 150 and 160 proof and aged with a series of new and used apple wood and oak chips inside used bourbon barrels.

Our notes...
Smoke onsets the nose with a hint of oak. Taste is of fruit, spice, smoke and a little fire.. finish is spicy, slightly sweet though relatively mild. -WD

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