Pow Wow Botanical Rye

Pow Wow Botanical Rye

(0.75l, 45%)


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Pow Wow Botanical Rye has a unique herbal-ness that is good straight, but also really interesting in craft cocktails.
We imagine our Whiskey-makers to have names like “Angus McSolid” and look like “The Most Interesting Man in the World” from the Dos Equis commercials. The founder of Georgetown Trading Co. looks like a mix between Bruce Willis and Rutger Hauer. That, and with a name like “Amir Peay” he’d make a great Bond villain from the Sean Connery era. But a distiller could look like a Smurf, and so long as they make great spirits we’ll call ‘em “sir,” right?
And that’s what we have here… a solid little craft-distilling company based in the Washington DC Georgetown neighborhood making a range of full-flavored spirits… and owned by someone who just might be an agent of SECTRE. Their range of quality brands includes John H. Sullivan Irish Whiskies, James E. Pepper 1776 Bourbons and Ryes, Pow Wow Botanical Rye, and 1776 Napa Valley Wines.
So … what the heck is “Botanical Rye” anyway? Heck, we humans have been infusing botanicals in our adult beverages since Nefertiti added cinnamon to her beer. We are always experimenting with flavors and alcohol. So Pow Wow Botanical Rye is a classic aged Rye with some interesting botanicals left to steep in the spirit. There are a handful of craft-shops tinkering in this space, but there are some surprises in the Pow Wow package. 
Starting with a classic Rye Whiskey set-up, the botanicals include orange peel, a bit of clove, and some other tidbits. But the really unique addition is Saffronby weight still the most expensive spice in the world—which adds an earthiness and sense of tall grain still in the field (if that makes sense). Anyway, this unique herbal-ness makes Pow Wow Botanical Rye good straight, but also really interesting in craft cocktails. Try it in your next Old Fashioned or in a John Collins. 
SmartAss Corner
Saffron comes from small flower… a variety of crocus. Each flower yields only two or three saffron “threads” each, and this species has to be divided and planted by hand. High demand, low yield, and high labor equals pricy spice. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Botanical Rye
  • Region
    Washington DC
  • Country
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Georgetown Trading Co.

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

orange zest
What does Pow Wow Botanical Rye taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Coppery Amber  
Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Orange zest, caramel, and rye grain in the field
Flavor / Taste / Palete
Orange zest and rye again, opening up to oak, cinnamon, and pipe tobacco
Soft, herbal, and lightly sweet
Ratings & Reviews
Really enjoyed this. A unique flowery incredibly smooth sipping whiskey.
Enjoyable after dinner mellow toned smoked whiskey.
An interesting expression but lacking in the complexity of a Genever or un-herbed whiskey.
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