Dad's Hat Straight Rye Whiskey
Dad's Hat // Pennsylvannia, USA
Dad's Hat Straight Rye Whiskey release is made from the same mash bill as their younger offerings. With 80% rye and 20% malt, and no corn, it's in the range of a traditional Pennsylvania or Monongahela rye. This release has been aged for a minimum of three years in full-size 53-gallon barrels. It's bottled at 95 proof, with an initial limited-run hitting shelves in October 2016. Expect future releases to grow in size.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Bright spearmint leads on the nose with a range of herbal and medicinal notes, and traces of vanilla and cocoa. Find cedar and dry oak on the palate, along with more of its minty-herbal side. There's also plenty of rye spice, and lighter notes of chocolate and cloves. The finish is long and a bit hot, offering more of the same, with cedar, mint, chocolate, as well as touches of black pepper and rye spice. Finally a bit of prunes and dried fruits on the finish. Letting it open up for a few minutes offers more on the sweeter and fruity side."