Iowa Legendary Rye White Whiskey
Iowa Legendary Rye // Iowa, USA
This mom and pop distillery in Carroll County, Iowa uses local Rye to make its white dog. A recipe from a prohibition era moonshiner is used and is cooked in small batches. About half produced will be aged for a rye whiskey release while the other half will be sold unaged. At the time of this review (summer 2015), the product is only available locally.
WhiteDistilled from a cereal mash bill comprised of any grain(s). Generally unaged except in the US, where it must age at least briefly in oak for an unspecified amount of time. Sometimes sold as "moonshine" although that is a misnomer.
"The aroma is light and slightly bready, with some faint and inviting vanilla characteristics. The palate shows a nice rye spice and some zesty heat along with some secondary notes of pumpernickel and anise. There's black pepper and more clean rye on the surprisingly long finish. "