Made from a mashbill of 100% rye (sourced in Colorado) this rye is produced in the mountain town of Basalt. A grain-to-bottle distiller, this is distilled in their custom-built Carl stills and aged a minimum of two years in new white American oak, Woody Creek Colorado Straight Rye Whiskey embodies distinct rye character. Made with their own rye, and distilled and aged for “a minimum of two years” onsite in American oak casks.
Color: quite light in color – a lovely saffron-yellow
Aroma: The nose is subtle but invigorating; lemon peel, pine, and clover; like the last bit of a summer afternoon, bottled and sold.
Taste: The first sip goes down sweet and oh-so smooth. It’s a fruity drink, with hints of raisin and Honeycrisp apple. It lacks the lingering sharpness of many whiskeys, leaving a juicy, cider-like aftertaste on the back of the tongue. If the nose holds a whiff of summer, then on the palate it’s doubly so.
Rated 90 points by the Beverage Tasting Institute
Double Gold Medal Winner at the 2016 San Francisco Spirits Competition