Cooper River Rye
Cooper River // USA
Touting the title of the "first whiskey to be mashed, fermented, distilled, aged, and bottled-for-sale in New Jersey since Prohibition," Cooper River's rye is made from a traditional mash-bill of 63% rye, 23% corn, and 14% malted barley. They allow it to ferment for six days with their rum yeast before moving to their copper alembic still and then it spends a year in new charred white oak. Note: As of May 5, 2018 this distillery is closed.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew charred white oak
"Sweet, rich cherry wood chips come off this spirit right off the bat. A beautiful caramel note follows behind, continuing as you take your first sip. Those wood chips return, but now they're deliciously smoky as if you just started up some BBQ. In fact, this whiskey is all brown sugar, smoked meats, and spicy wood as it goes down smoothly. Drink and think fondly of a good brisket!"