Big things truly come in small packages! This super smooth rye whiskey is mildly spicy and woodsy, yet has a softness with hints of toasted, salted caramel and refreshing anise.
The distillery (founded in 2011 in a former 19th-Century coal yard!) is the first legal distillery since Prohibition. It features a 600-liter still, and a lean team of six that operates and bottles nearly all week. Now that's dedication!
Fun fact: Co-founder John Curtain let us know that the name of this rye, "Ironweed," comes from the 1983 novel title (which takes place in Albany!), that was later adapted into a film featuring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. That deserves an award!
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75% Rye, 25% Malted Wheat. 43% alcohol by volume. Comes in a 200 ml bottle.