Redwood Empire - Emerald Giant Rye Whiskey 750ml
The nose hits with the classic notes of rye but a refreshing apple crisp note. Subtle notes of sweet brown sugar also come through on the nose. The front of the palate is coated with a unique rye spice which is quickly replaced with a creamy mouthfeel and a crisp citrus note. On the third sip came notes of delicious rye spice, along with honey and cinnamon. The finish was a crisp apple note that hit the top of the mouth and the edge of the palate. It was on the shorter side but evolved as you sipped.
Named after the fastest growing Redwood in the world, Emerald Giant is a fan favorite in the Rye world. Started with a mash-bill of 95% premium rye and aged it for over 3 years in new charred oak barrels. Spicy with an exceptionally smooth finish, it is a great choice in your classic whiskey cocktails
Is Redwood Empire good bourbon?
An award winning bourbon-rye blend with an exceptional balance of sweetness and spice. The perfect choice for those who just can't decide between rye or bourbon, we call it “the best of both worlds.” Nose: Initially, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon are followed by an almost orange creamsicle note.
Who makes Redwood Empire whiskey?
Helmed by industry veteran Derek Benham, Purple Wine + Spirits built its still and began whiskey production in 2014, followed by the launch of the Redwood Empire Whiskey label in 2017 with a single product, Redwood Empire American Whiskey. The distillery now produces and barrels over 20,000 cases of whiskey annually.
Is the Redwood Empire a MGP?
Redwood Empire American Whiskey is a complex blend consisting of 60% rye and 40% bourbon, a portion of which has been furthered matured in casks of port wine and casks of California chardonnay, zinfandel and other red wines. All but the 2 YO rye are sourced from the MGP distillery in Lawrenceburg Indiana.
The Redwood Empire Rye Whiskey is produced by the Graton Distilling Company in Sonoma County. "Named after the fastest growing Redwood in the world, Emerald Giant is a fan favorite in the Rye world. We started with a mash-bill of 95% premium rye and aged it for over 3 years in new charred oak barrels.
2 oz Redwood Empire Emerald Giant whiskey 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice 1/2 oz maple syrup 1/2 oz organic egg white. Dry shake ingredients vigorously, then add ice and shake again. Double strain into a chilled coupe and serve.
SIP Awards - Aug 2020
Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards, '19