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New American Single Malt Heralds From New York’s Little Rest

Single malt maker Tenmile Distillery recently debuted its newest whiskey, Little Rest, and recently found gold in the expression.

Information from New York’s Tenmile Distillery noted that it was farmer John Dyson’s Scottish heritage and his lifelong farming practices that drove the whiskey makers to create this traditional single malt using the best local grains from the state of New York.

Little Rest is made in the U.S. by Scottish Master Distiller Shane Fraser, using low and slow distilling methods on their Forsyths stills at the distillery in Wassaic, NY.

Little Rest American Single Malt
Single malt maker Tenmile Distillery recently debuted its newest whiskey, Little Rest, and recently found gold in the expression. (image via Tenmile)

Fraser said that their whiskey fermentations are nearly seven days, and the distillations are just as slow, taking the full working day for both wash and spirit runs.

The whiskey makers explained that they call their single malt Little Rest because of a steep hill near the distillery that in the old days required an extra horse to pull a full cart uphill. A little village grew at the top of the hill so horses and drivers could have “a little rest.”

Little Rest was first barreled in 2020 and has been bottled at 46% ABV. It will hit the market soon and orders are now being taken. It recently took Double Gold in the prestigious San Francisco Wine & Spirits Competition.

To get a bottle, you have to get on the Distillery “list” to purchase the whisky they’re preselling now. The whiskey is handmade in small batches in Wassaic, New York.

To contact for more information or to find a bottle, check out www.tenmiledistillery.com.

Gary Carter

Gary Carter has been at the helm of metro newspapers, magazines, and television news programs as well as a radio host and marketing manager. He is a writer/editor/photographer/designer by trade, with more than 30 years experience in the publishing and marketing field. Gary enjoys working to build something great, whether that be a novel project, a start-up, an organization, a fresh-face to the journalistic world, or even something as simple as a short story. A native Texan and a Pacific Northwest convert, he is a whiskey enthusiast who cut his teeth on it ... literally!

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