Grand Traverse Distillery 116 Proof Straight Rye Whiskey
Sub-Category Straight Rye Whiskey
Origin Grand Traverse, MI
Retail Price $47
In the Glass
Deep, brilliant copper color.
Intensely spiced with loads of brown baking spices and a rich, fruity core with hints of cocoa, French roast coffee, and charred oak.
The palate is equal to the nose with a rich, caramel drenched fruit core flanked by spicy rye, black pepper, allspice and dense caramel with hints of sweet vanilla.
Intensity & Texture
Super intense with rich bold fruit, caramel, spicy rye, and oak to spare.
A great Straight Rye made by the people who make perhaps the best Rye Vodka in America is a cool thing indeed.
These small batch craft Whiskies are never on the bargain hunter's radar. It's a simple matter of supply and demand. Precious little of this spirit is available and once you try it, you'll demand it.
This is a beautiful Straight Rye Whiskey that is created with 60% Rye and 40% corn. It's remarkably different than their Ole George Rye that is made with 100% Rye. This Whiskey is rounder and sweeter with assertive rye spiciness but the edges are much softer and the texture is more creamy.
How to Enjoy
I can't see using this in a cocktail so I strongly suggest serving it straight with a healthy dose of water (you can go up to 50/50 with water) and a single cube of ice if you must.