Traverse City Whiskey Co. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey - Breaking Bourbon/Bourbonr
Mash Bill: 100% Rye
Distillate: 100% Traverse City Whiskey Co.
Back in June, Nick from Breaking Bourbon and I traveled to Traverse City, MI to visit the Traverse City Whiskey Co. The plan was to select a private barrel. We went in thinking we'd select one of their MGP sourced bourbons or ryes. We walked out with the first private barrel distilled by Traverse City Whiskey Co.!
I've learned to always go into barrel tastings with an open mind. That doesn't mean bias doesn't slip in. Because of that, we decided to blind-taste the samples. We had four bourbons and four ryes. After tasting through everything there was a clear favorite. I think even the TC Whiskey guys were a little surprised when it was revealed that we had selected their barrel over MGP barrels. Read a full rundown of the distillery visit here.