It’s a story as old as the universe: boy likes Scotch, boy meets girl, girls likes Bourbon, boy likes Bourbon, boy and girl start making booze. We’ve all been there, right? Meet Kaveh Zamanian and his sweetheart Heather. It’s a true story and the booze they’re making is Louisville-based Rabbit Hole.
But what is Bourbon without its best buddy, Rye Whiskey? Kaveh concocted a perfect combination of rye (95%) and malted barley (5%) and created a rye whiskey that has spent more than two years in #4 charred American white oak barrels made by the Kelvin Cooperage.
Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, composed of 95% rye, celebrates Louisville’s rich boxing heritage. Local fighters, emerging from neighborhood gyms, followed a path down a boxing rabbit hole to become prizefighting champions. This rye whiskey adds malted barley to its mash bill. Deliberately distilled from a proprietary cooking process and aged in hand-selected barrels, this whiskey is crafted in small batches.
As well, Rabbit Hole has partnered with Tales of the Cocktail to donate up to $150,000 to their CAPS program. Read more about the initiative here.
Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Rye Whiskey (95 proof)
Nose: Immediate rye spice with a lot of high woody notes. Fresh leather, brown bread, raisin, along with slight toffee and sugar frosting.
Taste: Nice bite and rye kick to the palate. Smooth entry with a huge body. Really chewy and memorable.
Finish: The spice goes on for miles until it finally lays down with a final cinnamon finish.
Overall: A truly lovely rye. Rabbit Hole is a stellar distillery producing some of America’s best spirits.
GSN Rating: A++
For more information go to: Rabbit Hole Distillery