Tatoosh Rye Whiskey
Tatoosh Rye Whiskey is crafted from a mash of 70% rye and 30% corn. “The corn smooths it out, adds a bit of sweetness,” says Turner. “It’s smooth and clean.” Once the grains arrive at the distillery, they are mashed and fermented before being distilled through a copper pot still. Following distillation, therye whiskey is matured in 53-gallon, American oak casks with a #4 char.
Once the rye has reached its peak flavor profile, it is brought to proof and then bottled by hand. Tatoosh Rye Whiskey has an aroma of pepper-infused oak, herbs, caramel and vanilla. Sweet hints of roasted corn are complemented by touches of spicy woodiness, rye and white pepper. The finish is full and long, with hints of strawberries and a lingering note of toffee.