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As I did in the first Found North review, I wanted to link you to the video interview with Nick Taylor on Weekly Whiskey. Nick’s enthusiasm and gusto for the spirits world is something to behold.
It should be no surprise at this point that the Cask Strength Rye is a blend of mature distillates aged in a combination of casks that is bottled at cask strength without additives to really hit the mark for the enthusiast.
Here is a quote from the Found North website about Batch 03:
Batch 003 is a 5-whisky blend created to accentuate a vibrant, zesty, fruit-forward nose and palate combination rarely seen in rye whisky. The whisky was built around an 18 year old rye aged in ex-tequila barrels with a verdant and floral nose combined with an herbaceous spiciness. We enriched the fruitiness by blending in an additional 18 year rye aged in ex-Speyside scotch casks and a surprisingly delicate 21 year old corn component aged in used American oak. Lastly, we provided a foundation of baking spices and brown sugar using a 17 year rye and a 25 year corn, both aged in Hungarian oak.
Found North Whisky
I don’t want to copy and paste the entirety of the first review, but I think it’s important to discuss Found North’s transparency. They want the consumer to know as much as possible about the bottle they are purchasing, and I can get on board with this style of marketing. Below you’ll find information about their labeling.
Each bottle lists the grain percentages per recipe, which may seem like a declaration of mashbill to the American whiskey enthusiast–but that’s where you would be wrong! They are listing their blend on the bottle, so these are liquid percentages per distillate.
Still a bit confused? Check it out: Found North is utilizing distillates that are each made of 100% single grains–meaning Batch 04 of their Cask Strength Whisky (which lists 80% Corn | 19% Rye | 1% Malt) is comprised of 80% corn whisky that was distilled from 100% corn, 19% rye whiskey that was distilled from 100% rye, and 1% of the liquid in the blend is made from 100% Malt. It’s wordy, and make take a few reads (or a few views of the video above) to totally sink in, but I find it fascinating.
If I was a little excited about the Cask Strength Whisky, you can imagine how wound up I am to dig into a product that almost always piques my interest. Rye. Here we go with the Found North Cask Strength Rye (Batch 03). Batch info below:
- 2,792 Bottle Outrun
- 17-25 Years Old
- 55.1% ABV | 110.2 Proof
- 64% Rye | 32% Corn | 4% Malted Barley
- Non-Chill Filtered
- No Additives
- Natural Color