John Jacob Rye Whiskey
Fremont Mischief // Washington, USA
Mike Sherlock and his wife, Patti built Fremont Mischief Distillery facing part of the Lake Washington Ship Canal in Seattle, Washington. Designed with wood panels and dark metal crows, its steampunk-y vibe is reflective of Mike's past life as a ship yard owner and commercial fisherman. John Jacob Rye Whiskey is named after Patti's grandfather as it's based on his recipe of 90% PacificNorthwest rye blended with 10% malted barley. The mash is distilled in pot stills, then oak aged. The color is light to medium amber.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
"There's some sweet, almost floral heat on the nose--think minty throat drops (in only the best way). The palate emphasizes bold, hot spices such as cinnamon, tempered only slightly by vanilla. The finish is short and hot: fireworks that explode and vanish."