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Pennsylvania Rye Set

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1 x Bottle Organic Pennsylvania Straight Rye, 1 x Bottle Single Barrel Organic Straight Rye Whiskey, 1 x Bottle Port Rye Whiskey

 

Organic Pennsylvania Straight Rye Whiskey

This Organic Rye Whiskey takes its cues from the original American Whiskey, Monongahela Rye.  Western Pennsylvania produced this style of Rye for more than 100 years. We distill this approachable Rye on our traditional pot still. As you dive in, you’ll find your taste buds steeped in dried tart cherries and the aromatic skins of stone fruit and vanilla. Notes of cinnamon and clove and finally walnut, black tea, and distinctive pepper, provide this Rye structure and layers of depth.

As will all of our spirits, Wigle makes this spirit from scratch from regional ingredients. Hell-bent on producing the most bursting-with-terroir and inventive spirits, we mill, ferment and pot-distill all of our products at our family owned distillery in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.

 

Mash Bill: of 68% regional organic rye, 18% regional organic wheat and 14% organic malted barley.

Age: 2-4 years

Barrels: 25 & 53 Gallon

Each batch is composed of a blend of 25 gallon barrels that have matured for at least 2 years and 53 gallon barrels that have matured between 3 and 4 years.

Awards: Wigle was named a 2018 and 2019 James Beard Awards Semi-Finalist and our work in Rye terroir has been  featured in a variety of national press outlets, including the New York Times, Eater, Punch, Huffington Post and Whiskey Advocate. Wigle Rye Whiskeys have won a host of awards including Best in Category from the American Craft Spirits Association.

42% ALC/VOL (84 PROOF)

 

Single Barrel Organic Straight Rye Whiskey

With this Whiskey, we bring back a forgotten style of Rye Whiskey, Monongahela Rye, the gold standard of whiskey in 1800 and 1900s America.

We age our Single Barrel Straight Rye a minimum of 4 years in new charred 53 gallon oak barrels. Bottled from a single barrel at 100 proof this Rye has the traditional rye flavors of dried tart cherries and stone fruit.  These are complemented by deeper notes of caramel, chestnut, black tea and cedar, and rounded out with light vanilla, pepper, and apple. Mouthfeel is smooth, with a spicy pepper finish. What Scotch is to Scotland, this Monongahela Rye is to Western Pennsylvania.

Mash Bill: of 68% regional organic rye, 18% regional organic wheat and 14% organic malted barley.

Age: 4+ years

Barrels: Single 53 Gallon


50% ALC/VOL (100 Proof) | 750 mL

 

Wigle Port Rye Whiskey

Our Monongahela Rye begins with regionally-sourced Organic Rye, Malted Barley and Wheat that we mill, mash, ferment and distill in small batches in our Pittsburgh distillery. The high-proof rye spirit is then transferred to charred, new American oak barrels for aging. This specific batch of Monongahela Rye was aged in 25-gallon barrels for eighteen months. Once it acquired the spicy, robust, oaky flavors that we love, we removed the rye whiskey from the smaller barrels and moved it into full-sized Port wine barrels for finishing.

After sixteen months in the Port wine barrels, the resulting whiskey has a brilliant violet hue and a lavish finish: the sweet, vinous flavors imparted by the Port barrels harmonize with the strong character of the rye whiskey and elevate it to create a complex, full-bodied whiskey that is superior to the sum of its parts. Pittsburgh Port Rye whiskey is bottled at 92 proof and is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.

Winner of an American Craft Spirits Association 2020 GOLD MEDAL

Pittsburgh Port Rye is, in many ways, a tale of two cities and how their respective identities were shaped by the iconic alcohol that emanated from the cities’ boundaries into the wider world. Porto is a blue-collar city of “tripe-eaters” that is the capital of Portugal’s industrial north and also served as a point of departure for historic exploration of the New World. Pittsburgh, home to native Yinzers, is Rust Belt city that was once on the edge of a great frontier.  Both Monongahela Rye and Port wine were born out of necessity and ingenuity. The Port wine was fortified with brandy so that it could survive long journeys at sea without spoiling. Rye grain was converted into rye whiskey because the latter was easier to transport and would not spoil. Pittsburgh Port Rye was inspired by the traditions of our region’s famous Monongahela Rye Whiskey and the Duoro Valley’s famed Port Wine tradition to create an opulent new standard for rye whiskey.


750 mL / 46% ALC/VOL (92 PROOF)