Mammoth Distilling Borrowed Time 16-Year Small Batch Rye
Style: Northern Rye Whiskey
Age: 16-Year Minimum
Proof: 115 proof
Finished in ex-bourbon barrels for 1-2 years
Hints of cherry, green apple, honey, grass and a light woodiness on the nose are complemented with a silky and light palate. Flavors offer ripe stone fruit, fresh apples, hints of anise and freshly cut grass and a finish that is medium long with clean, lingering brightness.
A New Style of Rye Whiskey Produced with Old-World Technique
This release of 16-Year Northern Rye Whiskey was blended from five different casks, each roughly 16 to 17 years old and individually matured in second- and third-use bourbon barrels, with cask strengths ranging from 128.2 to as high as 140.6 proof. These casks were chosen from our library of aged rye for their distinct character, derived from the rye grain itself, including sweet and musty aromatics, floral and herbal notes and a medium viscosity. After selection, they were married in a stainless-steel blending tank, stirred weekly and slowly brought to bottle proof with reverse-osmosis, de-ionized water from the Great Lakes during a two-month integration period.
Blending was purposefully conducted in a stainless-steel blending tank, rather than low- to medium-active casks, to maximize and protect the complex grain character. A range of bottle proofs were explored, with our distillers settling on 115 to best express those grain qualities. Drink straight, or add water to your glass until you find your desired strength. If you do choose to proof the spirit, notice the aroma, taste profile and viscosity also change in the process. Finally, as some of the lighter aromatics may slowly dissipate from your glass at room temperature, it’s unlikely the first and last sip will be identical, making for a thoroughly enjoyable tasting experience.