Manifest Distilling 2-year and 4-month Cask Strength Rye Whiskey. This has a 60/40 rye/wheat mash bill. It’s a great rye whiskey for the age. This is the only single barrel and cask strength rye whiskey released by the distillery.
Age: 2 Years and 4 months
Barrel Number: 16-3684
Bottle Count: 95
What I love about this barrel is the sharpie over "50% ABV". Since Manifest doesn't have a cask strength version their label already had the proof on it. This was our way to stay TTB compliant. I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've seen this done.
More about Manifest rye whiskey:
On July 29th, 2017 Manifest released Batch #1 of their Organic Rye Whiskey. This batch consisted of 1,398 bottles which came from 10 barrels. It was dumped May 9th, 2017 at 18 months and 10 days old.
Long before they opened their doors they formulated a plan to begin laying up whiskey so they didn't have to wait quite so long to get this delicious recipe into the glasses of customers. While studying distillation science up on Goose Island in Chicago, they formed a relationship with Robert and Mark from Koval Distillery. They contracted to use their facility to finalize their mash bill and begin distilling. They ended up producing 20 thirty gallon barrels.
Those 20 barrels spent 12-months aging in Koval's facility until Manifest had a bonded premise in Jacksonville to ship them do. Once they did, they took shipment of all 20 barrels which then spent the rest of their days with us until they were dumped.