Hillrock Estate PX Cask Finished Double Cask Rye
Hillrock Estate Distillery // New York, USA
Hillrock Estate Distillery's PX-Finished Rye is an estate-grown, 100% rye whiskey. It actually begins life as their Double Cask Rye, which is aged in new, charred American oak barrels, and then white oak barrels which were seasoned for two years. The rye then undergoes further finishing in ex-Pedro Ximenez barrels. The PX-finished rye is a limited-edition release for 2016 that will be available for purchase only at the distillery.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak, seasoned oak, and finished in former PX-sherry casks
"The whiskey's lineage is clear with its dark copper-reddish hues in the glass. Find sherry and wine on the nose, with spicy oak, and background notes of vanilla and candied oranges. The palate is soft and light upfront, but opens up to reveal more sherry, dry oak, rye spice, cloves, and a hint of black pepper. The finish offers tart cherries with vanilla and red wine tannins, and final notes of black pepper, cloves, and rye spice."