Breuckelen Distilling started in 2010 in Brooklyn, NY. In the craft world, that makes them an elder. Breuckelen continues to plug along and doing things their own way. They're willing to experiment. But, they also focus on making a truly New York product. I believe we've all been burnt by craft products before. However, there are new Bottled-In-Bond craft products popping up every month. This rye is one I can get behind!
I was introduced to this whiskey through a sample for Bourbonr. I immediately reached out and purchased inventory for Seelbach's.
Age: Minimum of 4-Years
Proof: 100 Proof
Mash Bill: 100 New York rye
If you're unfamiliar with Bottled-In-Bond (BIB), here's a quick refresher. BIB regulations require a product to be a minimum of 4-year-old, 100 proof, distilled by the same distillery and from the same distilling season. It's a stamp of quality that dates back to the Bottled-in-bond Act of 1897.
Review: This rye is sweet up front. The initial nose is subtle fruit with caramel, vanilla, and mint. There are notes of black pepper, licorice, and cinnamon. It's well balanced throughout. There's a strong finish with oak and a reminder of the 100 proof. It fades to fruity notes of raspberry and melon.