Crater Lake Rye
Crater Lake // Oregon, USA
Bendistillery, located in Bend, Oregon, has been distilling a wide range of spirits since 1996. They're known for gin and vodka, as well as infusions such as hazelnut espresso vodka. They now also make Crater Lake Rye Whiskey, which is non-chill filtered and aged for 12 months or less, with a 95% rye, 5% barley mash bill. Its light yellow-gold coloration in the glass backs up that young age.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The nose is herbal, with prominent menthol and medicinal notes. A soft palate follows, it's a bit flat, with light rye spice and pepper, small hints of oak. A chocolate sweetness slowly appears and builds over time, getting richer as you continue. A short finish offers black pepper and spearmint, with cedar and pine woods."