Made in Brooklyn, NY, Breuckelen Distilling has been making spirits from scratch since 2010. Bottled-in-bond (BIB) products are still scarce in the craft world. 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.
This rye is sweet up front. There are notes of black pepper, licorice, and mint. There's a strong finish with oak and a reminder of the 100 proof. It fades to fruity notes of raspberry and melon.
If you're looking for a great rye whiskey you'll want to start with this one.