What is a ‘single malt rye whiskey’ and why don’t you see more of them? It is an exceedingly difficult whiskey to make. This is a rich and spicy one-of-a-kind American whiskey. Aged in new, heavy char American oak barrels. The term ‘single malt’ means that it is a whiskey made from a single malted grain from a single distillery. Most people are familiar with the term for scotch single malts- which are made from 100% malted barley. Most people who make rye whiskey will use unmalted rye grains and mix in their own enzymes to convert starches to sugars (to make the fermentable beer mash) or pitch in some malted barley to get this process going. Since malted rye turns into a thick, sticky mess during mashing, many distillers shy away from using it in a higher proportion. Barber Lee whiskey is painstakingly crafted the hard way: 100% rye to give you a 100% unique whiskey experience.
Appearance: Orange with a touch of red. Robust in the glass.
Nose: Sweet nose of maple and light vanilla.
Palate: It is a creamy and mouthwatering whiskey full of rye bread and baking spice flavors.
Finish: Warm and spicy.
Spirit Type: American Rye Whiskey/Whiskey
Spirit Type: American Rye Whiskey/Whisky