Hand-selected by Nicole Austin, this Cascade Moon release complements the series by offering a complex and mature rye addition to the lineup. The barrels containing aging rye arrived from Indiana to Cascade Hollow in 2012, where they spent another nine years in Cascade Hollow’s single story rickhouses. The temperature conditions led to a gracefully slow maturation, bringing the beautiful and unique notes of the whisky forward. At 13-years old, this rye is both delightfully balanced and sophisticated. The whisky is a mellow and enjoyable rye at an ideal 100-proof.
Nose: Rye bread, caraway and faint grassiness, which transition into richer hints of sweet caramel and nutty cocoa nibs, along with smoked peppercorns and charred cinnamon.
Palate: Sweeter, with pronounced impressions of caramel sauce, toffees, smoked peppercorn/paprika and vanilla cream.