Oppidan Malted Rye
Oppidan // Illinois , USA
Oppidan is a distillery based in Illinois that's working on a purist model. Instead of blending grains that might "hide" behind each other, they set out to make a whiskey that follows the European single malt concept. Therefore, this rye is made from 100% malted rye. It's aged in a variety of barrel sizes from as small as 15 gallons to 53 gallons for about a year.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Comes off slightly medicinal, with black cherry coughdrop notes mixing with licorice, dark chocolate, black bread and black pepper. A bit of spice cabinet flavor starts to come through with further sipping. There's a decent foundation here, but could use a little more time maturing to dissipate some of that rubbing alcoholic bite and the unmistakable green, herbal funk of a young whiskey."