New Booze: Hillrock Double Cask Rye Whiskey
Hillrock Estate Distillery announces the introduction of
Double Cask Rye Whiskey this September. Hillrock Double Cask Rye is made in
small batches using organically grown, estate rye. The double cask aging process
extracts additional caramel and vanilla from the oak to balance out the
traditional rye spices present in the whiskey. The second cask ageing occurs in
a #4 charred barrel crafted from American white oak which was seasoned for over
two years before assembly. This char offers extra extractable vanilla and
caramelized wood sugars, while the air seasoning eliminates bitter tannins
which can be present in kiln dried oak.
Released in limited single cask allotments, the 45% ABV
Double Cask Rye will be available in New York spirit shops and fine drinking
establishments on September 24, 2013, for an SRP of $125/750 ml. In addition to
the Double Cask Rye, Hillrock’s portfolio of fine whiskies include Solera Aged
Bourbon, Estate Single Malt and George Washington’s Rye Whiskey, Estate
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