Legs Diamond Whiskey (Unaged)
Legs Diamond // New York, USA
Dorit and David Nahmias began producing rye in their upstate New York distillery after first producing Mahia, a fig brandy modeled after the one David's family made at home in Morocco. The Legs Diamond Whiskey is named for a wily, flamboyant Prohibition bootlegger (who was a particularly good dancer, hence the "legs.") The rye for the whiskey is grown on locally-sustainable farms and is 100% organic. Note: There is an aged version of this whiskey with the same name, this is the unaged version.
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.
"There's a boatload of rye spice on the nose, along with some typical raw distillate aromas that might trick you into picking up some notes of sweet corn. Once it hits your tongue, you'll be sure it's all rye. There are some clean and not-too-hot spicy rye flavors, sure. But the interesting part comes at the finish. There's notes of eucalyptus, mint, basil, white chocolate, and even some secondary hints of clove and white pepper. A must try for the rye obsessed. "