Redwood Empire Emerald Giant Rye


Classification: Rye

Company: Redwood Empire Distilling

Distillery: Undisclosed distillery[ies] in California and Indiana

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 90

Age: 4 Years

Mashbill: 95% Rye, 5% Malt Barley

Color: Light Copper

MSRP: $35 (2021)

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Pine | Rye spice | Light oak | Anise | Faint dill | Intriguing soiree of scents


Rye spice | Green peppercorn | Sweet oak | Bold spice plays nicely with a touch of sweet


Light rye spice | Oak | Dab of leather & tobacco leaf | White peppercorn | Lingering heat


Redwood Empire Distilling is in the heart of the Russian River Valley wine region in Sonoma County, California. Emerald Giant is aptly named after the fastest growing Redwood tree in the world. With a focus on sustainability, for every bottle sold, Redwood Empire Distilling will plant a tree. The rye itself is an easy sipper that offers just the right amount of spice with an interesting cast of supporting flavors. It may not be the most complex of ryes, however, its approachable price tag along with its four year age statement makes this whiskey an easy bottle to recommend picking up.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan Moskal

August 2, 2021
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