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MB Roland Distillery Pembroke, Christian Co. KY - MB Roland Distillery is a completely “grain to grass” Kentucky craft distillery and founding member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.

Rye Whiskey – The Spicier Sipper

If you haven’t tried a Rye Whiskey yet, here’s what to expect from this bold spirit from MB Roland Distillery

mb-roland-rye-whiskeyLet’s start off with the basics of Rye Whiskey. Much like our bourbon, Rye Whiskey has to adhere to some legal guidelines:

  • The “Mash” has to be made up of at least 51% rye grain
  • The initial content can’t be any higher than 160 proof (roughly 80 percent alcohol)
  • Must be aged in a new charred barrel

Rye is known for its peppery bite and spicy flavor. In contrast to bourbon, you could say the difference is like having a slice of rye bread or a piece of cornbread.

At MB Roland, our rye whiskey is created in the style of the Pre-Prohibition era spirit; uncut, unfiltered and bottled at distillation and barrel proof.

It’s a full-bodied and barrel proof spirit, with notes of mint, pepper, spices, and brown sugar. Each batch is a combination of 5-10 barrels, hand-labeled and numbered, and individually proofed.

One of the favorite cocktails made with Rye Whiskey is the “Old-Fashioned.”

To make it:

  • Pour ¼ oz. simple syrup into a rocks glass
  • Add 2 generous dashes of bitters
  • Add 2 oz. rye whiskey
  • Fill the glass with ice and stir for 20 second
  • With a vegetable peeler, cut a long wide piece of peel from an orange
  • Hold the colorful side down and pinch the peel using your thumb and forefinger and middle fingers of BOTH hands to express the peel’s oils onto the drink
  • Then drag the oily side of the peel around the rim of the glass, finally placing it in the drink
  • Garnish with an orange twist or cherry

Check out some other popular Holiday cocktail recipes.

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MB Roland Distillery is a completely “grain to glass” craft distillery located in Pembroke, KY. We use local white corn to hand make each of our products ranging from our very unique “distillation & barrel proof” Kentucky Bourbon to our naturally-flavored Kentucky Pink Lemonade. For more information, stop by and visit us or visit our website today.