Ok awesome. There’s a lot going on here. Archived Message
Posted by haighter on February 25, 2021, 23:03:29, in reply to "Here you go:"
1. You have two distinct SKUs. Straight Rye Whiskey and 18th Century. They’re exactly the same mash bill (100% Malted Rye) but different barrel chars and aging profiles.
- SRW is in a standard bourbon barrel. 53 gallon # 4 char aged at least 4.5 years. What I can’t see is the proof. Yours looks potentially handwritten? 97 proof is standard SRW. Anything higher would be a single barrel release.
- 18th century is the same mashbill but in a toasted rather than charred barrel. And it’s slightly higher proof. It’s supposed to be a homage to early American whiskies. Pre-bourbon, pre-corn from the colonies. Think Pennsylvania, Maryland, anywhere colder than corn growing climates.
- Your essay numbers are Q and S respectively. The 17th and 19th bottling of each expression respectively.
- Your 18th century isn’t a low fill. In about 2015 or so we switched bottle suppliers from Vetri Speciale to O-I. The 18th is Italian glass. The SRW is Columbian. They’re similar but the shoulder is different, impacting the fill height.