Circumstance Distillery out of the United Kingdom recently announced the release of its first Single Grain Rye Whisky.
“This release is a landmark for Circumstance Distillery.” said head distiller Mark Scott in a prepared statement, “We have released whiskies from two of our three multi-grain mash bills. This release is from the third and final mash bill.”
The mash for this whisky used 51% malted English rye and 49% malted English barley. The grains were fermented on a mead yeast for 14 days. It was distilled using a copper pot still with a 4 plate copper column and was aged in first fill ex-bourbon, new European oak, and sherry conditioned casks for 3 years.
Circumstance Distillery out of the United Kingdom recently announced the release of its first Single Grain Rye Whisky. (image via Circumstance)
“Our focus on extra long fermentations with beer yeasts has enabled us to marry the amazing flavours of English rye with the character that Circumstance Distillery is renowned for.” noted Danny Walker, co-founder of Circumstance Distillery
“We are very proud of this release.” added co-founder Liam Hirt, “European rye whisky is one of the most exciting categories in today’s whisky landscape, and this whisky shows that Circumstance Distillery is at the forefront of the category.”
The first release of Circumstance Distillery’s Rye Whisky is limited to 437 bottles, each individually numbered. It is available from from selected UK merchants including Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange.
Circumstance Distillery, for those that don’t know about it, is based in Bristol, UK. Established in 2018, the distillery is known for using organic grains, beer yeasts and extra long open fermentations in its whiskies.
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