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Sonoma County Rye Whiskey (700ml)

Sonoma, California, UNITED STATES
$165. 00 Bottle
$1980.00 Dozen
ABV: 48%
The Sonoma County Distilling Company was founded in 2010 in the heart of Sonoma County with a ''grain to glass' approach to production. Every aspect is handled in-house including the mashing and fermentation of grains, direct-fired copper alembic pot distillation, American oak barrel aging, bottling and labeling. It's a philosophy that resonates with many small Australian distillers. Perhaps not surprisingly, several tasters found strong resemblances here to Belgrove's 100% Rye whiskies from Tasmania. This batch has been aged 2 years in new American oak, plus 6 months in used oak.

NB- Astute buyers may note that "Whisk(e)y" does not appear on the label, due to EU law requiring a minimum three years barrel ageing for whisk(e)y, and where this bottle has been sourced. In Australia, the minimum age requirement is two years for whisky.

Tasting note: [Batch 3 tasted] Produced from unmalted and malted rye and finished in older barrels following the main maturation in new charred American oak. Brilliant brassy gold. Aromas include pepper, caraway and sour dough bread followed by hints of green olive and ryvita biscuit in later passes. Concentrated, creamy yet peppery, toasted rye, vanilla and charry oak flavours; Concludes warming, mildly waxy with caraway and dark-rye notes persisting. 48% Alc./Vol.