Cutwater Black Skimmer Rye Whiskey
In 2016 their band of liquid pioneers began building one of the West Coast’s largest new distilleries. What started as an off shoot of Ballast Point Brewing back in 2007, is now a completely separate company, facility, and product line. Their new home is a 50,000 square foot world class production facility in San Diego where the distillers can tap into their curiosity and creativity, build on tradition, all the while with their minds wide open to the unconventional. The Cutwater crew is committed to bringing quality, ingenuity and integrity to the world of spirits.
Known for its peppery, spicy bite, Rye serves as the ideal base for cocktails like the Sazerac, Manhattan or Old Fashioned. In order for a spirit to be labeled an American Rye Whiskey, the mash bill must be comprised of at least 51% rye grain. The remainder of the mash is most often a combination of malted barley, wheat or corn. After distillation is complete, the spirit is transferred to unused, charred white oak barrels for a minimum of two years, though many producers choose to age longer.