Innovation is a cornerstone of american ethos
Rye, Barley, Wheat Whiskey is carefully crafted using the finest traditions in distilling—It has been distilled in hand hammered, direct fire, alambic copper pot stills and only the very best portion of the cuts, the “heart of the hearts” has been kept at the still—Ransom has, however, chosen to flaunt conventions of category with decisions about the mash bill and barrel program.
Years of blending have convinced Ransom that diverse mash bills produce whiskeys that are more evocative and interesting. Ransom worked diligently to craft a rich, complex palate of grain flavors by blending six grain components. To protect and enhance these delicate cereal flavors, Ransom elected to forego the conventional heavily charred new oak in favor of used 60 gallon toasted French oak barrels, most of which formerly held Ransom Pinot Noir. These barrels contribute weight and depth to the spirit without erasing or obscuring the character of the grain, which should define a premium whiskey.
The result is a whiskey which we feel offers unprecedented depth, complexity, and body. The finest ingredients, meticulous attention to fermentation, and obsessive distillation techniques come together to bring you this unique, innovative American Whiskey.
Rich aromatics of hazelnut shortbread and sugar cookie provide an approachable counterbalance to earthy spice notes from the rye. On the palate, a smooth entry with flavors of Amoroso sherry and brown butter continues to build in breadth and viscosity. The finish is lush and enduring, with sweet honey notes and a polished hint of baking spices.
MENTIONS AND AWARDS
Five Stars – F. Paul Pacult’s The Spirit Journal – December 2016
91 Points – Ultimate Beverage Challenge 2017
Grain bill: Unmalted Rye, Malted Two-RowBarley, Malted Wheat, Unmalted Ransom Estate-grown Six-Row Barley, Crystal Malted Barley, and Malted Rye.
Distillation: 100% pot distilled in Ransom's Prulho 265 and 660 gallon alambic copper stills. All cuts made by smell and taste. 24% redistilled from whiskey originally column distilled in Lawrenceburg.
Aging: Aged in used French oak wine barrels for twenty-four months minimum.
Specifications: 46.7% alcohol by volume (93.4 proof). 750 mL bottle. Bar top closure with tin capsule.
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