2022 Single Cask #9: Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in a Vermouth Cask
We hand-selected this cask from Mountain Laurel Spirits, better known by its flagship brand Dad’s Hat, which has revived Pennsylvania’s historic distilling tradition. The state’s whiskey history dates to the colonial era, but by the 1990s, Pennsylvania rye whiskey had disappeared completely. Dad’s Hat has brought this long tradition back to life, driven by a deep commitment to the state’s history, farmers, and culture.
This release was made by finishing 4-year-old Dad’s Hat straight rye whiskey for 5 months in an ex-vermouth cask, which amplifies and builds upon the sweeter elements of the underlying rye whiskey It has apricot and spearmint on the nose, and a rich palate that balances big baking spice, citrusy sweetness, and fresh green grass. A unique and deeply flavorable twist that shows how the right finish can naturally complement a whiskey.
Proof: Natural cask strength, 119.9
Quantity Produced: 119 bottles
Age: 4 years
Mashbill: 80% rye, 5% malted rye, 15% two row malted barley
Barrel Details: McGinnis Wood Products 53 gallon new American oak barrel; char 3
Barrel Entry Proof: 120
Finish: 60 gallon ex Sweet Vermouth from Quady Winery
Distillery Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania