Henry du Yore’s Rye Whiskey opens with heady cereal notes of pine sap, celery root, and sweet rye loaf, set off by warm accents of malted barley. The palate is forward and textured, with dark rye and demerara flavors punctuated by lively hints of fresh sugar cane and exotic high notes of hibiscus and agave. The whiskey continues with suppleness and power, with the richness of the malt carrying clean, focused aromatics on a long, elegant finish.
Henry DuYore’s Rye Whiskey speaks to our aspiration to release spirits that balance the character of their grains of origin with the influence of the years passed in oak barrels. An abiding fondness for the flavor of rye inspired us to produce our own bottling. With this Rye Whiskey, we sought to temper the admirable innate feistiness of rye with the rich, supple flavor of malted barley.
Rye proved to be a worthy adversary for the oldfashioned Ransom mashing system, which we originally designed for the more cooperative malted barley. The texture of the rye grain made it impossible to push our housemashed base wort above fifty percent rye, so we selected a well-made rye white dog to bring the rye to the forefront of our blend. We feel that the resulting whiskey retains the texture, aromatics, and flavor of an artisan pot distilled spirit