Barrell Rye Whiskey Batch 2 Distilled in Poland and Indiana Aged in Poland, Indiana and Kentucky Crafted and bottled in Kentucky 117.5 proof cask strength bottling 5 years oldIndiana rye was aged in new charred oak barrelsPolish Rye was aged in new charred #3 oak barrels from World CooperageMash bills: Polish malted rye, Indiana rye and malted barleyRye Batch 002 is our second release that expands on our interpretation of a traditional rye whiskey, combining two very diverse ryes. We selected barrels of a 100% malted rye distilled and aged in Poland for 5 years in new charred #3 oak barrels from World Cooperage. We then blended it with an Indiana high malted barley rye that was aged in Indiana and Kentucky for over 5 years. The Polish Rye is dry, with a rich nutty flavor, and pairs beautifully with the lush Indiana Rye, resulting in a sweet and savory balance of malted chocolate and roasted cashews.FLAVOR NOTESNeatAppearance: Sienna with polished brass highlightsNoseThe earthy base underscores complex sparks of other aromas. Initial Linzertorte, Ovaltine and smores chocolate notes are followed by spicy hints of cardamom, gingerbread and dried currants. With time, violet and orchid floral phrases surface counterbalanced by savory roasted cashew.PalateCinnamon and malt lead a strong, spicy arrival balanced by pops of bright lemon zest, sweet caramel, and soft mulling spices.FinishThe palate is left with waves of black pepper and seawater salinity in a gently smoldering ball of spices.With a splash of spring water Water pushes back the earth and spice to reveal white currant syrup, muscat wine, and apricot on the nose along with Assam. The balance on the palate shifts sweeter, revealing salt-water taffy, salmiak, chocolate eclair as well as perfumed notes of thyme.