Monday, January 10, 2022

King's County Empire Rye

This one made Fred Minnick's 
top 100 Whiskeys of 2021 - read more

Very limited!

King's County Empire Rye...$89.99
Part of a broader project with other New York distillers, Kings County Empire Rye whiskey is made from 80% New York grown Danko rye and 20% english barley malt and is aged 2 years in charred oak barrels. With notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, maple, mint, and cut grass with a finish of warm bread and holiday spice, this is a more flavorful rye than some of its commercial peers. Released at 102 proof, this is a potent entry into a much-loved category.

San Francisco World Spirits Competition: double-gold, 2019, silver 2018. ACSA Awards: gold 2018, silver 2021, bronze 2019. ADI Awards: bronze 2018.

“An alluring and inviting nose promises sweet tea, mint, dill, and a full Thanksgiving dessert spread. The palate delivers, with flavors of blueberry crumble, cherry tart, and candied ginger….a warm, spicy, and rounded finish helps bring the whiskey home.” —Whiskey Advocate

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