Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey Finished in Vermouth Barrels


Dad's Hat // Pennsylvania, USA

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 57 )

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.

  • age
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak quarter-casks, used sweet vermouth barrels

Tasting Notes

"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). "

Score 84

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