Classification: Straight Rye
Company: Leopold Bros.
Distillery: Leopold Bros.
Release Date: June 2021
Age: 4 Years
Mashbill: 80% Abruzzi Rye, 20% Leopold Floor Malt
Color: Light Bronze
MSRP: $250 (2021)
Creamy malt | Baking spice | Rye spice | Warm vanilla | Light oak | Inviting
Sweet cream | Rye spice | Vanilla | Light summer fruits | Hint of dry leather | Wonderful oily mouthfeel that delivers a silky sip
Rye spice | Light sweet vanilla | Oak | Leather | White peppercorn | Nicely balanced end to the sip
To say this is a unique whiskey would be a major understatement. In order to create Three Chambers Rye, Leopold Bros. re-engineered a Three Chamber Still from old manuscripts that they found. The family-owned distillery grew the heritage grain Abruzzi rye that was favored by pre-Prohibition distilleries to bring back to life a style of whiskey that hadn’t been seen in decades. The end result is a whiskey that delivers at every part of the sip.
The word I keep coming back to with this Bottled in Bond rye is balanced. For a whiskey that was barreled in the fall of 2016 , not a hint of youth is present. Instead the sip presents a wonderful mixture of rye spice and sweet creamy flavors, that makes it hard to put down the glass. It needs to be noted that the asking price is incredibly high, however the price of admission is justified in this case. While the initial run of Three Chambers Rye produced was only 5,280 bottles, I very much look forward to seeing where the company is able to take this rye in the future.