Spirits Of French Lick Solomon Scott Rye - Selected by Seelbach's
Mash Bill: 60/35/5 Rye/Corn/Malted Barley
Distillation Type: Double pot distilled
Entry Proof: 105 Proof
Barrel: 53-Gallon Char #2
Bottle Proof: 102.16 Proof
Bottle Count: 212
Tasting Notes: The nose is brown sugar and orange marmalade. The baking spice comes out later in the nose. I'm immediately hit with apple pie on the palate. There are lots of rounded notes. Vanilla, dried cherry, a little appricot. It really just keeps going. This whiskey is rich and viscous. The finish moves to honey roasted almonds and more orange peel.
Solomon Scott was a citizen of Paoli, IN, and an Ohio Valley legend. He grew his legacy as part owner of the McCoy & Scott and Daisey Springs distilleries. He was an illicit distiller and folk hero alongside his children, Howard and Belle. During hard times, his whiskey was in high demand throughout the hills and valleys of Southern Indiana. We pay tribute to this Hoosier Distilling Forefather with our traditional rye whiskey reminiscent of Solomon Scott's own style.
These days we're programmed to think "sourced whiskey" when we see "Distilled in Indiana" on a label. That's not the case in French Lick, IN at Spirits of French Lick. The distillery is lead by experienced distiller Alan Bishop. Bishop, a long-time distiller, and owner of a seed company he has one motto in his distillation “Respect the grain.” Lee Sinclair Bourbon does an incredible job of highlighting the grain!