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Whip Saw Rye Whiskey
The Whip Saw Rye is made with Rye Whiskies aged up to seven years and then finished in wine seasoned French oak barrels. The mash bill is heavy with Rye at 76% with corn and malted barley. It is aged in traditional American white oak and then finished in red wine seasoned French oak barrels. The red fruits found in this Whiskey contributed by the wine barrels are unmistakable making this Whiskey a cocktail in the bottle. It's a wild version of a Manhattan cocktail in a bottle.
Years ago in the heart of California wine country was born a vision to age and finish American Whiskey in seasoned wine barrels. Today that vision has become reality as John Wilkinson and renowned winemaker Bob Cabral (formerly of Williams Seylem) skillfully blend Whiskies created by small-batch American distilleries. In our view this group is crafting a new wave of American Whiskies in the same way that Compass Box revolutionized Blended Scotch Whiskies more than a decade ago. It’s all about the art of blending and the use of top grade French oak barrels that have been previously used to mature ultra-premium wines. The results are delicious, unique, and ground breaking. Currently Splinter Group Spirits offers three Whiskies: Bourbon, Rye, and a nine year-old corn-based American Whiskey. Additionally they have created a Sweet Vermouth because it’s happy hour someplace!
Brilliant, deep amber/mahogany color. The nose instantly reveals that this is not your typical Rye Whiskey. Beautiful scents of vanilla cream, red cherry, caramelized sugar, candied citrus zest, and hints of tropical fruits. The palate fully concurs with the nose delivering a core with sweet grains soaked with ripe red fruits supported by caramel, oak, fruit cake, and spicy rye accents. Full-bodied and damn intriguing as the wine casks essentially turn this Whiskey into a ready-to-drink cocktail tasting like a well crafted Manhattan. Made with Rye Whiskies aged up to seven years and then finished in wine seasoned French oak barrels. $49.99 –
How to Serve
As we have pointed out, the Whip Saw Rye is nearly a Manhattan in a bottle so this needs nothing more than to be chilled and sipped. We do love this Rye is a classic Whiskey sour as the fruit plays foil to the citrus creating an unforgettable drink.
Price: $ 49.99
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