A little over a year ago we brought you word of Millbrook Distillery, a young operation out of New York State making whiskey. At the time they unveiled their first bourbon they also said by 2015 they would have a rye to offer to drinkers, and sure enough now they do in the form of the Founder’s Rye Whiskey.
Founder’s Rye Whiskey, according to a recent review posted about it, is a sourced spirit that at least was aged on site in the distillery’s own virgin American white oak barrels. Information from the distillery indicates the aging in these barrels gave the non age statement, though still very young, rye a “golden caramel color.”
There’s not a lot in the way of tasting notes from Millbrook on this release, except to say it has a “bold, spicy flavor with a mildly sweet finish.” This 750 ml bottling, clocking in at 90 proof, is available at retail now at an average price of around $40.
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