Widow Jane Rye Mash American Oak & Applewood Aged Whiskey
2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Gold Medal Winner
From the same starting point as the Oak Rye aged in a once-used 10-year bourbon barrel, Widow Jane wanted to extend the flavor profile of their rye distillate into a new profile, that would make a soothing and fruity rye compared to traditional ryes. To do so the team adds fresh cut Applewood Staves alongside the oak.
Aroma of apple cider donuts and taste profile of bittersweet smoke and light anise. The finish is of crisp apple and demerara sugar.
Widow Jane's job is simple: To create whiskies that bring you an intensity of flavor, a variety, and a style that reflect the team's beloved home of New York.
The team distills every week in Red Hook using the finest non-GMO ingredients, including corn varietals such as Baby Jane that are very unique.
The team at Widow Jane also scours the country for the finest barrels of Bourbon and bring these to you with no chill filtration, at high proof and cut with unique Limestone water from the Rosendale mines of upstate New York.
This pure limestone filtered water has an unusually high mineral content that enhances the natural flavors in Widow Jane's spirits. These very same mines supplied the cement that built New York and America itself, and can be found in the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the White House to name but three.
Come and see the team in Brooklyn, where you may find them distilling, proofing, experimenting with new mash bills, or endlessly discussing improving their whiskies.
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.