Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye - Selected by Seelbach's|
Rye fans get ready! If you're in search of high proof, quality rye whiskey, this pick is for you. This is Seelbach's second barrel selection from Dad's Hat. In 2011, Dad's Hat founders Herman Mihalich and John Cooper set out to bring back Pennsylvania rye. A style of rye that was had been missing for decades.
Dad's Hat spent two years researching distillation and production techniques. They eventually settled on locally sourced rye grain with a mash bill of 80% rye, 15% barley malt and 5% rye malt. After a week-long fermentation the mash is ready for a double distillation and barrel aging. I first tried Dad's Hat back in 2018. I thought it was ok but a little too youthful. After revisiting some 4+ year old barrel samples in 2020 I was shocked. Dad's Hat has truly created a rye whiskey that outshines a great story. I hope you enjoy this barrel of whiskey.
Proof: 129 proof
Barrel Date: 4/18/2017
Bottle Date: 5/2/2022
Mash Bill: 80/15/5 Rye/Malted Barley/Malted Rye
Bottle Count: 192
Tasting Notes: Ripe cherries and concentrated orange oil move to toffee and Nips coffee candy. The spice notes are incredible. It's initially pepper. Then it changes to a balancing touch of herbal and mint notes. The palate is bright with more cinnamon bark and granny smith apple. The finish is long. Apple cider and fresh cracked black pepper.