Five & 20 Rye (SB)2RW
Five & 20 Spirits // New York, USA
This small, New York distillery also brews beer, makes wine under the name Mazza Chautauqua Cellars, and produces a variety of spirits and cordials like limoncello and eau de vie. The second batch of their rye whiskey is aged 18 months in small, charred American oak barrels. The mashbill is 80% New York grown rye and 20% malt. Note: Batch 02 was used for this review.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"This rye has a distinctive light-amber color in the glass. The malt shows in the nose, with a hint of sweet cereal and an almost agave-like sweetness. The palate is light and incredibly lively with a blast of rye spice that carries on into the finish. The entire sipping experience is a bit one-note, but this young rye sets itself apart from many of its contemporaries by focusing more on showcasing the huge grain spice than oak influence. "