GSN Review: Frey Ranch Straight Rye Whiskey

Frey Ranch Distillery recently announced the release of its inaugural Straight Rye Whiskey, available now throughout the distillery’s home state of Nevada. Frey Ranch Straight Rye Whiskey holds the coveted “bottled-in-bond” designation, which requires that a spirit is produced by a single distiller within one season, aged for a minimum of four years in a bonded warehouse, and bottled at precisely 100-proof. Batches one and two will be released in extremely limited quantities, with 3,000 and 2,400 bottles available from each batch respectively.

Located in Northern Nevada’s Lake Tahoe Watershed, Frey Ranch Distillery grows, malts, and distills 100% of its whiskey grains on-site for consistent quality as a point of pride. The Frey family has a history of farming in the region that dates back to 1854 and lives on today through Frey Ranch CEO, Co-founder, and “Whiskey Farmer,” Colby Frey, who started the distillery in 2006 with his wife and Co-Founder, Ashley. The Freys work closely alongside Master Distiller and Certified Crop Advisor, Russell Wedlake, to carefully oversee each stage of the production process, “from ground to glass™.”

Frey Ranch Straight Rye Whiskey has a mash bill of 100% Winter Cereal Rye.

Frey Ranch Straight Rye Whiskey (100 proof)
Appearance: Medium-brown.
Aroma: Lovely rye nose with a heady dose of spiciness.
Taste: Out of the gate, there is that familiar rye spice leading the pack. Quickly following, the heat of the proof becomes apparent, but it settles remarkably soon leaving a blend of wood, light vanilla and caramel, and a strong mid-range of rye grain.
Finish: Long, with an even fade.
Overall: We at GSN have been devoted followers of Frey Ranch for several years, and this latest release hits all the marks. Punchy, lively and well distilled, the spirit retains the nature of the rye, while adding just the right amount of barrel aging.
GSN Rating: A

For more information go to: Frey Ranch

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