Big rye spice | Anise | Apricot | Ethanol
Baking spices | Apricot | Brown sugar | Medium body
Surge of rye spice | Summer fruit sweetness | Short
Founded in 2016 by Ryan Thomas and Anthony Amico, the distillery takes its name from a Civil War battle in which soldiers raiding a wagon wheel supply line discovered some of the wagon’s stocked whiskey. Original Blend Rye 04 is a straightforward rye that few will find fault with. It offers enough rye oomph to let you know it’s a rye, but strikes a nice balance with sweeter fruit notes. At about 90 proof, it offers enough flavor to avoid feeling watery, but forgoes an effort to be truly memorable. Its $40 price tag is a fair ask for an up-and-coming distillery, and if you’re seeking an easy-to-sip rye whiskey it fits the bill.