Locke + Co Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey
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  • spicy
  • toffee
  • woody
  • oak
  • sweet
  • floral
  • vanilla
  • caramel
  • cedarwood

Locke + Co

Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey (0.75l, 45%)
Price $72.99

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A bright, fresh Rye Whiskey made lofty and bold by the addition of aspen wood to the finishing process.

Locke + Co Distilling was founded by Owen Locke and Rick Talley. Owen had started home brewing at the age of fifteen — that we’re sure is "of age" somewhere in the world — and was itching to experiment with Rye Whiskey as an adult. Rick is his childhood friend and lacrosse teammate who attended college together AND both worked as sales experts for Beam Suntory. Together they purchased a twenty-three gallon still in 2010 and transformed a garage into an entrepreneurial laboratory of alcohol.

Locke + Co Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey is — so far — their one and only product. It is a classic American Rye Whiskey made from 95% and 5% malted barley. The kicker is that during the aging process Owen and Rick put disks of local Colorado aspen wood into the casks. This remarkable addition brings a distinctive aroma that reminds us of a mountain meadow. The finished Spirit is bottled at a very nice 45% ABV.
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is bright with a distinct aspen note and crisp florals over baking spices.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor is sweet up front with enough Rye spice, brittle toffee, and complex wood notes from oak and aspen to cedar and sandalwood.

Finish
The finish is medium length, woody, and sweet.
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  • spicy
  • toffee
  • woody
  • oak
  • sweet
  • floral
  • vanilla
  • caramel
  • cedarwood
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Character Dogson
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.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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