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Wednesday
Aug312011

New Ryes Coming Today

Both of these will be in stock by the end of the day, as long as the deliveries go as planned!

Mastersons 10 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey $64.99 - Another independently-bottled Canadian 10 year old rye, a la the Jefferson's and the Whistlepig. This one from 35 Maple St. bottlers is much richer than the Jefferson's, but more rye like than the Whistlepig. Nice, supple flavors of vanilla and molasses combine with rye grain spice and subtle herbal notes. This makes a nice sipping rye and is thoroughly enjoyable.

Corsair Experimental Kentucky Rye Whiskey $49.99 - Once again we'll be the only store in California to land any of Corsair's delicious young rye. We didn't bother with an exclusive label this time around, but the whiskey is still exclusively ours. This was a huge success for us last time around and was a surprise favorite of many a customer. Here are the notes: The American craft whiskey movement is starting to gain some serious steam and we're happy to be helping its momentum. We've had to search high and low to find the tastiest, most exclusive products available and this time we wound up at one of Kentucky's newest distilleries. Available only at K&L in California, this whiskey is from a 100% rye mashbill giving the flavor a true injection of peppery spice. Because rye whiskey needs legally to be only 51% rye, most distilleries lower their production costs by adding corn and barley to the remaining 49%. To get a pure rye spirit is very rare and to get one with any kind of age on it is even more difficult. While young, the Corsair has really taken to the new oak barrels and explodes with vanilla, cherries, and a touch of smoke.

-David Driscoll