Quincy Street Distillery recently announced the release of its 9-year-old North American Steamship Rye, an Illinois Bottled in Bond straight single malt rye whiskey.
A statement from the distiller notes that this release is the newest, yet oldest, version of their artisanal straight single malt rye whiskey. At first, the whiskey will only be available at the distillery’s Retail Shop.
This 9-year-old North American Steamship Rye is made from a 100% malted rye. It was aged in a 53-gallon, heavy-toast, light-char oak barrel for nine years and bottled at 100 proof. The distiller noted that this is their oldest whiskey released to date, and the oldest craft whiskey distilled and bottled in the state of Illinois.
Quincy Street Distillery operates in a historic storefront in the heart of Riverside, Illinois, one of the first planned suburban communities in the United States.
Designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead, the mastermind behind New York City’s Central Park, Riverside was created as a mix of nature and culture, urban and rural. Its streets hug the banks of the Desplaines River, and are lit by state-of-the-art gas lamps.
By the time it was incorporated in 1875, the Village of Riverside was a refuge from nearby Chicago, where busy industrialists could walk from the train station by the broad village commons to homes designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Quincy Street Distillery’s neighbors showcase heritage of craftsmanship and today Riverside is a National Historic Landmark. Distillery officials say their honor the heritage and legacy with handcrafted, small-batch spirits that use regional ingredients, and collaborate with other local artisans.
For more information, check out www.quincystreetdistillery.com.