Introducing Maltsters, a project that explores different malted grains used in a Bourbon recipe. Our distilling team delved into their background as craft brewers and pulled out of their hat a couple of magical recipes: Malted Rye Bourbon and Malted Wheat Bourbon. These unique mashbills offer bold interpretations of traditional Bourbon styles, from a refined and sophisticated rye experience to a darker and deeper version of wheated Bourbon.
On its own merits, Malted Rye makes quite a nice Bourbon, but the almost required comparison is against standard New Riff. Take a glass of each side by side, and the subtlety, the sheer elegance of malted rye becomes apparent. The specific spicy flavors are similar, but the malted rye delivers a degree of polished sophistication not found in raw rye, together with an additional slice of fruitiness. The finish echoes long with clove-spiced fruit—gumdrops!
BOTTLED IN BOND
WITHOUT CHILL FILTRATION
30% MALTED RYE
5% MALTED BARLEY
AGED AT LEAST 5 YEARS
Nose: Broad oak and grainy depth, lifted rye spices over vanilla confection
Palate: Rounded body, forward rye that develops into a stylish spread of spiced fruit, soaring into the finish