A RITTBIB and GDR. Manhattans, ginger orange bitters, and bloody marys in their future.
I like Ritt BIB. All I have had and have on hand is 354. However, I would say 9 times out of ten I end up blending it with OGD 114 or a bourbon BIB, to rye it up some.
Took the plunge on 13th Colony Southern Rye today when I saw a single barrel at a local store. Was definitely darker and richer looking than the regular off the shelf bottle. It is a bit of a curiosity. This bottle said the mashbill was 95% rye. That of course suggests MGPI as a source. But the barrel did not appear to be from MGPI as best I could tell. Then again the bottle says "produced and bottled" but not "distilled" by 13th Colony. The website also says the mashbill is 96% rye.
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Makes me wonder if they were shipping MGPI rye before they finally had their own product ready to go (presuming they are in fact distilling).
Reportedly they will be releasing a 4yo bourbon this month as well. Source to be determined...
Another chatty web site chock full of pictures, information about local happenings, recipes, how to become a Friend of the Distillery, happy chit chat and no evidence that they are actually distilling anything.
Why would a micro want to duplicate the commercial rye formula used by MGP that was designed to be a flavoring agent in blends? The low barley requires the use of enzymes and wasn't intended for straight drinking whisky in the first place.
They're using sourced product and pretending it's their own. Show me the still.
Don't know if you are on Facebook but their page shows the still.
Here is a picture:
How much they could make with that small still is another story. It is pretty available in Georgia but I don't know where else it is distributed.
I emailed them to see if they will tell me what the source is.