Long Road Distillers Rye Whisky
Long Road Distillers // Michigan, USA
Long Road Distillers is based in Michigan making a variety of products including vodka, gin, and a variety of whiskies none of which is sourced. Their rye whisky is distilled using Michigan rye and malted barley; it's bottled at 93 proof. The product is released in batches with this review coming from Batch #1.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Who needs Luxardo cherries when you can just huff this rye? Thick, dark syrupy fruit mingles with peppermint notes before fading to pepper. Bold, intense spices come through like a bundle of cinnamon sticks right on your tongue. It tastes the way fragrant holiday decorations smell--like those spicy bunches of woody pinecones and sticks were distilled down into a bottle."