Hillrock Estate Seasoned Oak Cask Finished Double Cask Rye
Hillrock Estate // New York, USA
Hillrock Estate Double Cask Rye is produced using organic rye grown right at the Hudson Valley estate. The whiskey is given two maturations: first in new charred American oak, then white oak that was seasoned for 2 years before the barrels were assembled and filled. Master Distiller Dave Pickerell chose air seasoning as a way of removing what can become bitter tannins that develop in kiln-dried wood.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew charred oak; finished in seasoned oak
"A rich and impressive rye, with well integrated flavors of spice and sweetness. Vanilla, caramel and butterscotch lead into clove, cinnamon, allspice and black pepper. The wood flavors bind it all together well, making them taste like they were all spread on pumpernickel toast."