Rabbit Hole Rye Whiskey For those who prefer a bold and robust drink, we present Rabbit Hole Straight Rye Whiskey. Our 95% Straight Rye Whiskey is distilled and aged in Kentucky. The result is a Whiskey you will remember long after it leaves your glass. What happens when you chase both a woman and your dream of opening a distillery? You go down the Rabbit Hole! And that is exactly what happened to Kaveh Zamanian. After 20 years as a very successful psychoanalyst in Chicago, Kaveh left behind his practice and the Windy City to follow his wife, Heather, back to her native hometown of Louisville, KY. It was then that Kaveh fell in love with Kentuckys greatest exports and Americas native spirit. Creating a unique mash bill that employs three malted grains to compliment the bourbons corn base, Zamanian ran his first signature distillate in 2014 through a contract distiller in northern Kentucky. After being aged for over two years in wood-fired, #3 char, white oak barrels “ from Louisville-based Kelvin Cooperage “ the first batch was dumped, bottled, and released in November 2016. Besides the four-grain straight bourbon, Rabbit Hole has three other expressions: a 95% straight rye whiskey and 2 Finger Print Editions; a five year Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished three months in PX sherry casks and Kentucky Rye Barrel Finish London Dry Gin. They are called Fingerprint because the spirits are sourced “ bourbon from Kirby, Wyoming and Gin from London “ then placed in Rabbit Hole owned sherry casks and rye barrels respectively and thus leaving their fingerprint on the product. Kavehs leap into the rabbit hole allowed him to obtain both his dreams but he and Heather were not satisfied to just contract his innovative mash bill. Nope, next Kaveh, and his investors broke ground in October 2016 on a downtown Louisville distillery. According to a press release, the Rabbit Hole distillery is slated to open Fall 2017 with a production goal of 20,000 barrels a year and will offer daily tours, as well as tasting rooms, a gift shop, 160+ person event space and restaurant. In their desire to keep things local, Rabbit Hole enlisted the help of fourth-generation craftsman at Vendome Copper & Brass Works to build a 24-inch column still and other distillation equipment.