Town Branch Single Barrel Reserve Rye Whiskey – Lexington Brewery & Distillery (Alltech)

Town Branch Single Barrel Reserve Rye Whiskey is a small-batch rye whiskey that is distilled and bottled at the Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company in Lexington, Kentucky. The distillery is located in the heart of Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail and is home to some of the most popular bourbon brands in the world, including Jim Beam and Knob Creek. Town Branch Single Barrel Reserve Rye Whiskey is made with a mash-bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. The rye content gives the whiskey its signature spicy flavor. The whiskey is aged in new charred oak barrels for at least four years, but it can be aged for longer to give it a more complex flavor profile.

What is Rye Whiskey?

Rye whiskey is a type of whiskey that is made with at least 51% rye in the mash-bill. Rye whiskey is known for its spicy and flavorful flavor profile.

Tasting Notes

Town Branch Single Barrel Reserve Rye Whiskey is a complex and flavorful rye whiskey. On the nose, it has aromas of rye spice, black pepper, cedar, and cassia bark. On the palate, it is bold and spicy, with flavors of rye, clove, cinnamon, and mint. The finish is long and lingering, with a subtle hint of sweetness.

Serving Suggestions

Town Branch Single Barrel Reserve Rye Whiskey can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail. It is a versatile rye whiskey that can be used in a variety of cocktails, such as the Manhattan, Old Fashioned, and Sazerac.

Here are a few serving suggestions for Town Branch Single Barrel Reserve Rye Whiskey:

  • Neat: Pour 2 ounces of Town Branch Single Barrel Reserve Rye Whiskey into a rocks glass. Add a splash of water (optional). Swirl the whiskey in the glass and enjoy.
  • On the rocks: Pour 2 ounces of Town Branch Single Barrel Reserve Rye Whiskey into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Add more ice to taste. Enjoy.
  • Manhattan: Combine 2 ounces of Town Branch Single Barrel Reserve Rye Whiskey, 1 ounce of sweet vermouth, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry. Enjoy.
  • Old Fashioned: Combine 2 ounces of Town Branch Single Barrel Reserve Rye Whiskey, 1 sugar cube, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until the sugar cube is dissolved. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist and a cherry. Enjoy.
  • Sazerac: Combine 2 ounces of Town Branch Single Barrel Reserve Rye Whiskey, 1/2 ounce of absinthe, 1/4 ounce of simple syrup, and 2 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain the mixture into a chilled Old-Fashioned glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon twist. Enjoy.

Town Branch Single Barrel Reserve Rye Whiskey is a limited release whiskey, so it may not be available everywhere. If you are able to find it, be sure to pick up a bottle. You won’t be disappointed!

 

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