In the middle of NY wine country sits one of the finest craft distilleries in the US – Finger Lakes Distilling. With a deep library of top-shelf whiskeys at hand, there was zero chance we could walk away with just one barrel – so we chose 3 (you’re welcome!). This 6 year, 11-month-old rye whiskey (80% rye, 20% malted barley) is like the holiday season in a glass – joyous, indulgent, and meant to be shared with family and friends (except your heavy pouring uncle Larry – give him the cheap stuff).
Tasting Notes:Rich, spicy layers of caramel apple, sweet cinnamon candies, vanilla, and oak tannins.
If you are looking for the perfect holiday bottle, you have officially found it. This exceptional rye from Finger Lakes Distilling is packed with rich, decadent notes of caramel apples and vanilla alongside waves of warming cinnamon and baking spices. Toss in a lingering dry finish and you have the ideal whiskey to properly elevate a cold winter evening. And don’t let the lower proof fool you, this is a full-bodied rye that will satisfy even the most ardent proof snob.