In the summer of 2018, the late, legendary Dave Pickerell returned to our barrelhouses with one mission in mind: create the best Rye Whiskey for use in the world’s best cocktails. He knew he wanted a mashbill of 100% rye to capture a full-flavored spice. He just needed to land on the ideal age statement and bottling strength to realize his dream. It didn’t take long for him to arrive at perfection: a rye aged not less than six years, carrying a strength of precisely 96.56 proof. A sturdy thread of cinnamon and citrus binds it all together. Stir or shake as you choose. But always sip in good company.
WE: 94 points.
NOSE: Fresh cinnamon, black peppercorn, a hint of tangerine and grapefruit zest.
PALATE: Powerfully spicy, with cocoa, cardamom and cured leather flavors.
FINISH: Wonderfully lengthy, with baking spices, vanilla and hints of citrus.