James Oliver Rye Whiskey
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Oregon
  • Distillery Indio Spirits
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • chestnut
  • burnt caramel
  • black pepper
  • cinnamon
  • nutty
  • rye
  • honey
  • roasted
  • spicy

James Oliver

Rye Whiskey (0.75l, 50%)
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James Oliver Rye Whiskey will stand up and teach your next cocktail what for. 

Indio Spirits was incorporated back in 2004 by John Ufford of Portland, Oregon — before he had a single product or employee. What he did have was a vision and desire. He was smart enough to know that he needed help, so in 2005 he brought on Robert Turner who had industry chops. Soon, they released their first products, a pair of flavored Vodkas. Boom goes the dynamite! 
 
Each year since they have created and innovated their way though a slew of new product offerings. How many you ask? Well, they have 6 flavored Vodkas, 4 Whiskeys, 3 Rums, 2 Gins, 1 specialty Liqueur, and a partridge in a pear tree. OK, we made up that last part, but the point is that Indio Spirits in a craft distillery that keeps the still humming day and night to keep up with demand. 

James Oliver Rye Whiskey is named after Robert’s grandfather — James Oliver Turner — and the bottle bears a story about his life. That’s kind of cool, right? But let’s get right to the Whiskey. 
 
Most Rye Distillate comes from Canada these days. Can’t blame ‘em. Rye is a fickle mistress and those Canadians do a good job taming the fiery spirit. But James Oliver Rye is 100% American Rye distillate barreled, aged, and bottled at the Indio Spirits headquarters in Oregon. And the barrels that they use are American white oak with a dark #4 cha r— sometimes called an "alligator char" because of the burn pattern on the inside of the barrels. 
 
A lighter char tends toward a fruit-forward, spicy Whiskey and a darker char tends toward vanilla flavors and a richer color. So James Oliver Rye has a natural Rye-forward spice and infused vanilla character to it. And it is bottled at a full 100 proof — 50% ABV— so it will stand up to your favorite cocktail recipes and teach it what for. 
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Oregon
  • Distillery Indio Spirits
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Medium Bronze      
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Black Pepper, rosted nuts, and honey.  
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Chestnuts roasting, burnt caramel, black pepper and roasted cinnamon. 
 
Finish 
Classic Rye, medium length.
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  • chestnut
  • burnt caramel
  • black pepper
  • cinnamon
  • nutty
  • rye
  • honey
  • roasted
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
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