Bender's 7 Year Rye Whiskey (Batch 002)
Bender's Whiskey Co. // (bottled in) California, Canada
Each batch of Bender's 7 year rye is slightly different. Batch 002 has a mashbill of 92% rye and 8% corn. This second batch has some 9-year old whiskey in it where the first batch did not. It was distilled in Alberta, Canada using local grains. The blending and bottling happens at the Treasure Island Distillery in California.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
"The nose is somewhat muted on this whiskey, but the rye is there, peeking out with each sniff. There's also a subtle note of sweet, young corn. The initial palate is mostly soft rye spice which leads to a long, hot finish. There's a secondary layer of flavor missing here, which is a shame because the whiskey tastes fresh and inviting. It's just lacking a foundation of flavors to hang on to. Longer aging might be needed in order to let the grains shine. "