Very Olde St. Nick Cask Strength Summer Rye Whiskey
Very Olde St. Nick Cask Strength Summer Rye Whiskey was the second whiskey we tried that night, but the first VOSN of the evening and moving from the 4 yr. Willett to this was a palate shocker. Where the 4 yr. Willett screamed rye this made me initially think of bourbon with it’s sweetness and low rye spice. That’s not really a bad thing, just something interesting and worth noting is all.
If you’re not familiar with them, the Very Olde St. Nick line is a group of bourbon and rye whiskeys that are created specifically for the Japanese export market. We know that their bourbons come from the legendary Stitzel-Weller stocks (at least until recently), but their rye is a bit of a mystery. I’ve read the rye comes from Heaven Hill or Barton, but there is no real confirmation and when I tried reaching out to people about it I didn’t get a reply; so we’re left with nothing more than speculation.
Our hunch that this incredible rye barrel would benefit from one extra summer was spot on! We think we made the right call to wait until this week to bottle and release our luscious cask strength
OLDE ST.NICK SUMMER RYE WHISKEY
Proof on this micro release is 118.4
PRODUCT TYPE: Rye Whiskey