New Liberty Fortunato's Fate Malted Rye Whiskey
Fortunato's Fate // USA
This rye whiskey is named after Fortunato, the character in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" who finds himself entombed in sherry barrels. Made from 100% malted rye from Deer Creek Malthouse, it is aged in new American oak before finishing in sherry casks.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak; finished in sherry
"Fortunato's Fate strikes a curious balance between new American craft whiskeys and the rich sherry finishes popular in scotch. The maltiness of the rye comes through, along with spice and notes of dark chocolate. Notes of fresh-cut wood appear on the palate, leading into a richer finish of figs and vanilla. Though it still has the character of a young whiskey, the richness imparted by the sherry barrels sets it apart from others in the category."