Redemption - Rye Whiskey
Redemption Rye whiskey is a true American original from the award-winning Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits. It’s carefully hand-crafted in the river town of Lawrenceburg, Indiana at 168-year-old MGP Distillery – Whisky Advocate’s 2015 Distiller of the Year. Redemption Rye perfectly captures the spicier and drier flavor of a rye that was the preferred whiskey of the saloon era and was hugely popular until prohibition. It’s a taste of the bold, robust spirit cherished throughout America’s early history. Redemption Rye is perfect neat and excels in any cocktail. Big, spicy notes shine through in a Manhattan or Old Fashioned without overpowering the drink. It’s carefully made in small batches for those who appreciate a nod to the past but have a taste for what’s new.
Redemption Rye’s goal is to bring back the classic American Rye cocktail. While the Federal law states that a whiskey must be 51% rye grain to be classified as a rye we chose to push our grain content to 95%. This not only pushes the flavor forward, it also magnifies the unique profile of the rye grains.
Beautiful flavored rye spice with light floral and citrus notes. Slight mint garnish makes this great for sipping or mixing in a classic cocktail. (Think Manhattan, Old Fashioned and Sazerac). True rye flavor.
Mash bill: 95% rye, 5% barley malt
Aged at least 2.5 Years in New Charred Oak barrels.
Ultimate Spirits Challenge: 93 Points
The herbaceous nose with hints of dill, anise, and tobacco does not belie the flavor profile of this whiskey. Oak and leather continue to shine alongside black pepper, ripe banana, toasted brioche, and stewed stone fruit, maintaining a balance that carries from start to finish.