New England Distilling Gunpowder Rye
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  • mint
  • clove
  • cinnamon
  • caramel
  • rye
  • tea
  • maple syrup
  • honey
  • apple

New England Distilling

Gunpowder Rye (0.75l, 43.5%)
Price $51.99

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New England Distilling Gunpowder Rye won’t do you any real harm, but the powerfully-rich flavor just might blow your mind. 
 
The folks at New England Distilling trace their spirited roots back more than 150 years. Ned Wright—great-great-great-great something of cousin or grandkid or other to the founder of Sherwood Distilling back in the day. But all that doesn’t mean a thing if it ain’t got a swing… meaning that history is useless unless you make something great with it. 
 
Ned is making his family proud with a direct-heat, small-batch copper-pot still located so far East that it’s almost in Europe (actually, Portland Maine). Today, New England Distilling produces three-banded spirits: Ingenium Gin, Eight Bells Rum, and Gunpowder Rye. All of them have won awards and each one is worth the price of admission. 
 
With the reputation of Rye Whiskey as being Bourbon’s spicier sister and a name like “Gunpowder Rye,” you might think that this Maryland-style Rye would blow your head clean off. But this little sipper is actually named after the Gunpowder River in Maryland. So New England Distilling Gunpowder Rye won’t do you any real harm, but the powerfully-rich flavor just might blow your mind… in all the best ways. 
 
This sassy little spirit will grab you by the nose and finish you off on the pallet. And with all that flavor, it stands up to cocktails like a champ. Try it in your next Sazerac Cocktail or even a Boulevardier … you won’t regret it. 
 

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  • mint
  • clove
  • cinnamon
  • caramel
  • rye
  • tea
  • maple syrup
  • honey
  • apple
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A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
It is common for a business owner to say that his product “has his name on it.” In the case of Ned Wight, it’s literal. The initials of his New England Distilling spell out his first name.
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!
It is common for a business owner to say that his product “has his name on it.” In the case of Ned Wight, it’s literal. The initials of his New England Distilling spell out his first name.
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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