Castle & Key Rye Whiskey
Castle & Key Rye Whiskey at Third Base Market & Spirits
Third Base Market & Spirits proudly presents an American rye whiskey that defies convention while honoring tradition: Castle & Key Rye Whiskey. Crafted in a distillery resurrected from the ruins of what was once an iconic bourbon-making establishment, this rye whiskey embodies the essence of American distilling innovation and finesse.
- Name: Castle & Key Rye Whiskey
- Type: Straight Rye Whiskey
- Age: NAS (Non-Age Statement)
- Region: Millville, Kentucky, USA
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): Approximately 48.5%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
This rye whiskey presents itself with an invitingly deep copper-amber color, its rich hue showcasing the meticulous extraction of flavors from its charred American oak barrels.
The aromatic profile of Castle & Key Rye Whiskey is a complex interplay of classical and innovative notes. At the forefront, you encounter a spicy bouquet laden with rye grain and black pepper, enveloped by softer layers of toasted oak and caramelized sugar. The nose is rounded out by nuanced hints of dark chocolate and tobacco.
On the palate, Castle & Key Rye Whiskey demonstrates exceptional balance and structure. The initial taste delivers the peppery spice that is the hallmark of rye whiskies, immediately followed by the sweetness of caramel and vanilla. As these primary flavors wane, the palate is treated to subtler, yet impactful notes of dark fruits—think black cherries and plums. The mingling of rye spiciness with these sweeter elements creates an intriguing and harmonious flavor experience.
The finish is robust and long-lasting, with the peppery spice enduring, but gradually giving way to a warming oakiness. Tertiary notes of leather and cocoa linger, making for an engaging and complex ending to a remarkably well-crafted dram.
Available now at Third Base Market & Spirits, Castle & Key Rye Whiskey is more than just a tribute to American whiskey traditions. It represents an evolution, a sophisticated blend of old-world methods and modern-day creativity. This rye whiskey is a flavorful and aromatic journey, skillfully crafted to engage the senses and elevate your appreciation of what a rye whiskey can be.