Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey Finished in Vermouth Barrels
Dad's Hat // Pennsylvania, USA
Still using the same grain mash bill as their rye whiskey (80% rye, 15% malted barley, 5% malted rye), this is aged from 6-9 months in 15 gallon white oak quarter-casks. The whiskey is then transferred to barrels that previously aged California's Quady Vya Sweet Vermouth. It resides here for another 6 months before bottling.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak quarter-casks, used sweet vermouth barrels
"The aroma is a mix of dried herbs, red fruit, and dark rye grains. The wine influence comes through on the palate providing a tang and a very subtle sweetness to the whiskey, but it is still by no means a sweet whiskey. The robust spice factor comes through loud and clear on the finish. Though this can be sipped on its own, this expression is well suited to make a cocktail (perhaps the obvious Manhattan cocktail should be made first). "