This rye immediately blew us away with its depth of flavor, maturity, and restraint, despite the lofty proof (well over the HAZMAT designation of 140!). It is quite simply an unforgettable pour. And at over 8 years, it is one of the oldest craft rye whiskeys we have come across. This is one for drinkers and collectors alike.
The Nerdy Bits:Mash Bill: 95% rye, 5% malted barley
Fill Date: 6/10/2014
Bottle Date: 8/10/2022
Age: 8 years, 2 months, 0 days
Yahara Bay Barrel #: 45
Entry Proof: 120
Barrel Char: Char #3
Yield: 152 Bottles
Located in Madison, Wisconsin, Yahara Bay Distillers has expanded from just 3 products when opening in 2007 to over 40, including a variety of excellent whiskeys, rums, brandies, and gins. Crafted one batch a time from locally sourced grains, fruits and herbs, these products truly represent the “The Spirit of Madison.”
We first discovered Yahara Bay Distillers in 2012 while visiting family in the Madison area. While their spirits were young at the time, their creativity, passion, and desire to distill the best spirits in Wisconsin clearly set them apart from their peers. It was this desire that ultimately led to the creation of some of the most memorable barrels we have ever sampled. We look forward to bringing you more Two Souls offerings from this acclaimed, yet still somehow overlooked, premium craft distillery.