Hillrock Estate Port Cask Finished Double Cask Rye

Rye

Hillrock Estate // New York, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    3.8
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 5 )

The foundation of this whiskey is Hillrock’s Double Cask Rye, which is made from 100% organic rye grown in the fields surrounding its Hudson Valley, NY distillery. It’s first aged for 2.5 years in a new oak barrel with a No. 3 char, then another year and a half in a new barrel with a No. 4 char. Then Master Distiller Dave Pickerell takes this very whiskey and gives it a 4-6 week nap in ex-port barrels. In essence it’s a triple cask, but “Port Cask Finished Double Cask” is just more fun to say.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    45.0
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak; finished in ex-port casks

Tasting Notes

"The spiciness of the rye plays off the port in an interesting way, almost like a berry jam that was cooked with extra cinnamon sticks and nutmeg. The smoky flavors from the original whisky add a pleasant puff in the finish. Dominant oaky and cedar notes blanket the rest of the flavor profile. This is for true rye heads looking for something different to try."

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Flavor Profile

Full Bodied & Rich