Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye

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Kilbeggan // Ireland

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Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye is a limited edition Irish whiskey available beginning mid-November 2018. It is made from a mash bill of malted and unmalted barley and around 30% rye. Since Single Pot Still whiskeys cannot have more than 5% of any grain other than barley, it doesn't qualify as such technically. It is double distilled in copper pot stills, one of which was made in the early 1800s and is the oldest working pot still in the world. Rye was used by Irish distillers in the late 1800s, but it disappeared around the time of Prohibition and the Irish War of Independence. It is the first Kilbeggan whiskey to be 100% distilled and matured at the Kilbeggan Distillery since it was restored in 2010.

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    A spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
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Tasting Notes

"Milk chocolate, shortbread and steaming steel-cut oats only begin the aromatic parade in this remarkable Irish rye. Freshly peeled apples and pears join in and follow in the mouth, with that beguiling pot still roundness. Add ginger and vanilla to the mix and a refreshing bitter bite at the bottom and you have a remarkable and toothsome Irish rye - a welcome addition to any rye lover's cabinet."

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