Sonoma County Distilling Co. Cherrywood Rye Whiskey (Batch #1)
Sonoma County Distilling Company // California, USA
This release is from the grain-to-glass producer Sonoma County Distilling in Northern California. The mash bill includes 80% unmalted Canadian rye, 10% malted barley smoked with cherrywood (hence, the name), and 10% unmalted Canadian wheat. Double-distilled in traditional Alembic pot stills, the whiskey is aged for at least a year in oak from Minnesota and Missouri with a 3rd degree char before being bottled at 48% ABV.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Though young, the whiskey does not have much of that telltale "green" flavor. Instead, it's smooth and creamy, with puffs of sweet smoke (think bacon) providing additional kick. Cocoa, shortbread, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice tie it all together with a touch of grassiness. "