Big River Distilling Riverset Rye - r/bourbon
Distilled in Tennessee and Aged, Blended and Bottled in Memphis, TN
Product Type: Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey
Mash Bill: 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley
Proof: 115.1 proof
Tasting Notes: Nutty on the nose with plenty of brown sugar, plum, and a hint of pepper. Rye strikes on the palate. Viscous mouthfeel, lots of cream, clove, pepper, honey and spearmint paired with this cherry cordial note. Long finish, light barrel char and plenty of oak.
We age our barrels along the winding bluffs of the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee. The Delta heat and humidity provided by the long, hot summers cook our barrels low and slow like proper Memphis BBQ. This forces the whiskey deep into the oak, creating an unmistakably rich flavor.
Riverset is named in honor of the Mississippi River and the iconic riverboats that have long since navigated its waters. Historically, these riverboats were used to transport cumbersome barrels of whiskey from the hinterlands to the cities. In fact, so much whiskey was transported on the river in the nineteenth century that the Mississippi became known as the “Whiskey River.”