Mammoth Distilling Northern Rye 9-year
Style: Northern Rye Whiskey
Age: 9-Year Minimum
Proof: 99 proof
Hints of vanilla and delicate fruitiness of pear and cherry are accented by sweet grass and ginger spice that deliver a medium-bodied mouthfeel, light caramel tannins and a clean finish.
A New Style of Rye Whiskey Produced with Old-World Technique
This 9-Year Northern Rye is a very distinct style of whiskey that differs from straight rye in several profound ways. Though both are distilled primarily from the flavorful rye grain (secale cereale), Northern Rye also contains a percentage of corn and barley. Each individual grain is distilled separately, then precisely blended together before aging in high-quality second-fill American oak barrels for roughly seven years, before a portion is moved to new American oak barrels for additional aging. After a minimum of nine years total aging, the final Northern Rye in this bottle is produced from a blend of these two finished whiskies.
Another key differentiation between Northern Rye and straight rye is northern climate maturation. Resting in an ambient-temperature rick house located in the unique 45th parallel microclimate creates character from variable wood contact and a highly volatile aging environment. The resulting spirit is almost impossible to reproduce using traditional American whiskey finishing techniques. The final blend with the new-oak-finished fraction adds a familiar touch of wood, but with a unique grain-forward palate that is versatile and elegant, emphasizing its crafting from quality ingredients, patient maturation and skillful blending.