Found North Cask Strength Rye Whisky Batch 003
About: Batch 003 was designed to build off of Batch 001 and create its counter harmony. While Batch 001 was a feisty spice-bomb decorated with sweet fruit, Batch 003 is fecund and vibrant, the bottled warmth of summer, preserved and ready to give life in the depths of winter. Batch 003 is a 5-whisky blend created to accentuate a vibrant, zesty, fruit-forward nose and palate combination rarely seen in rye whisky. The whisky was built around an 18-year-old rye aged in ex-tequila barrels with a verdant and floral nose combined with an herbaceous spiciness. We enriched the fruitiness by blending in an additional 18-year rye aged in ex-Speyside scotch casks and a surprisingly delicate 21-year-old corn component aged in used American oak. Lastly, we provided a foundation of baking spices and brown sugar using a 17-year rye and a 25-year corn, both aged in Hungarian oak.
Distillery: Distilled in Canada & bottled by Found North in Dover, NH
Mash Bill: 64/32/4 Rye/Corn/Malted Barley
Batch Number: 004
Proof: 110.2 Proof
Age: 17-25 Years Old
Bottle Count: 2,792
Tasting Notes: The whisky cascades from high to low, starting with a trove of striking berry notes, citrus and honeysuckle, dovetailing gracefully into a silky, buttery mid-palate, before settling into its lengthy rye undertones that provide a resounding, deep, spicy finish. Each sip tastes like someone baked an apple crisp right onto your palate, showing robust cinnamon and a lingering gingerbread finish that mingles with gentle tannins.
Awards: Double Gold (John Barleycorn Awards 2022), Gold (San Fransisco World Spirits Competition)