We’ve got a “high” rye (75% rye) for those of you who prefer your whiskey with a bit of a kick! Not to fear though because we use a very particular strain of rye known for having the presence of a vanilla note to soften the blow. YUM!Whiskey Acres Distilling CompanyClick to explore our complete library of reviews to help you choose your next perfect bottle.
Whiskey Acres Rye Whiskey
TASTE: Vanilla | Mint | Orange Peel
FINISH: Medium finish with a bit of rye spice but not too hot. Lots of herbal/minty flavors linger on the palate with a hint of burnt orange peel.
WORTH THE PRICE: This is a pretty solid rye. It’s a unique craft product because it is truly a farm to table product or Seed to Spirit as the brand calls it. The price puts it in the same neighborhood as a lot of other ryes on the market, and if you’re a big rye fan, I think it provides a unique alternative that stands up to a lot of other stuff that’s out there.
BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: For $45-58 a bottle I’d say Bar for sure but if it doesn’t break your monthly bourbon and rye budget, go pick one up. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Be sure to give it a try if you can find it in your area. Unfortunately, they are a smaller family run operation, and their distribution area is limited to Illinois and the Chicagoland area. But Ezra’s does ship to some states and even offers a $10 discount if you purchase three bottles or more if you use the code “whiskeyacres” at checkout.
OVERALL: Even though this is a younger product, it’s a solid rye option. It stands up well on its own, and I would imagine that it would go great in a cocktail. The mint adds a unique layer to it, and I’m looking forward to trying it in a Mint Julep or Kentucky Mule. Whiskey Acres has a great story and what they are doing is incredibly unique in the industry by growing, harvesting, mashing, distilling, and aging all on their family farm in Dekalb, IL. They are open for tours from April through November, so if you’re passing through the area, it could be a cool place to stop and check out. I’m always willing to try new things, and I’d love to revisit their brand once they can get a few more years on some of their product.
Disclaimer: Whiskey Acres Distilling Company provided Bourbon & Banter with a sample of their product for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.