It may give the rye whiskey a distinct flavor.
I'm just not sure that it would be a flavor that i'm looking for in my rye/bourbon.
While some well made, aged tequila products do contain similar, complementary flavor notes to bourbon, they also have that distinct tequila "note" that i'm just not into that much.
I think I'd like to try this before buying.
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And tequila is originally aged in used bourbon barrels. So rye aged in a barrel that first contained bourbon, then tequila follwed by rye.
It was my understanding that they are making two types of rye one barrel entry 100 proof and the other with used cooperage and barrel entry of 86 proof and they were going to sell it as a single package of two 375 bottles. At least that is what Chris Morris was saying at the last Woodford Bourbon Academy.
Pictures just hit the internet
Apparently one is aged in new oak and the other in used oak
Any new Rye that is not made at LDI is great news. (Even if it is overpriced.)
If you zoom in on the pic a little you can barely read the New Cask is a Kentucky Straight Rye whiskey while the Aged Cask is Whiskey Distilled From Rye Mash. I'm interested to try both. Going into it I would think the aged cask might be lacking some of the colors and flavors the new barrels provide. I'm not sure why I think that but should be interesting enough to find out.
Last edited by BradleyC; 09-06-2011 at 20:03.
Any idea of the age?
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