New Booze: Hillrock Double Cask Rye Whiskey

by Camper English

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 Edition.

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