Legs Diamond Whiskey (Aged)
Nahmias et Fils // New York, USA
Dorit and David Nahmias began producing rye in their upstate 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. Note: there is a white version of this whiskey with the same name, this is the aged version.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
"A very unique, rich and fruity rye! Lots of dark dried fruits on the palate - prunes, raisins, dates, figs, with sweet, malty cereal flavors (think Sugar Smacks), dark chocolate and lots of cinnamon. Clove-black pepper heat on the finish. Does have that telltale green pepperness of a young whiskey, but the fruit and spice do a good job of keeping that way in the back."