Hillrock Double Cask Rye is a unique American whiskey, handcrafted in small batches from rye grain, which has been naturally grown, milled, small batch pot distilled, aged, and bottled by hand all on our Hudson Valley Estate. After aging in new #3 char American oak casks, the award winning Field-to-Glass whiskey is then aged in #4 char new American oak casks which add layers of caramel and vanilla to complement traditional rye spice.
The Double Cask Rye's deep golden amber color is highlighted by warm and inviting aromas of vanilla and caramel with hints of prune, apricot and rye spice which round out the nose. Initial caramel sweetness on the palate is followed by mint, clove, and cinnamon spices before fading to a caramel, butterscotch conclusion with a long, warm and sweet finish.
This 100% rye whiskey is named Double Cask because it's aged in two different barrels, the last the most heavily charred. The end result is a deep, rich rye that shows off espresso, toffee, sarsaparilla and caramel. The finish reverberates with long echoes of clove, dried orange peel, nutmeg and baker's chocolate