Tag: Batch #2
In celebration of its first year in business, Bender’s Rye Whiskey is thrilled to announce the release of its second batch already on shelves in California and Oregon. With a first batch distilled with 85% seven-year-old rye and 15% eight-year-old corn, Batch 1 presented a spicy craft rye with subtle and sweet hints of apricot and vanilla. The second batch is a blend of an older corn and rye mash with a modified mashbill of 92% nine-year-old rye and 8% eight-year-old corn for a more mature finish.
Looking back on our first year in business there were several milestones we’re pretty proud of. The first being that there seemed to be a demand for our rye. When Cohen and Bender first started the company is was as much a love affair with whiskey as it was an experiment and an opportunity … Read More »
Bender’s Rye Small Batch #2 will be hitting shelves later this month and we couldn’t be happier. This time around we were able to get ahold of some delicious 9 year rye to blend with. The rye and the corn come from the same trusted distillery we worked with for batch #1 but the extra 2 years of aging adds a smoothness we couldn’t get as close to with the first batch. Because of the additional aging we modified our mashbill for this batch to be 92% rye and 8% corn. You’ll notice a slight difference, dare we say improvement, in the taste.
After much debate and a lot of work, this was the final blend before bottling.
A sea of bottles ready to be filled.