Virgil Kaine Ribbon-Rail Rye Limited Release 2020
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Distillery Virgil Kaine
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 49.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • oak
  • grassy
  • caramel
  • cherry
  • chocolate
  • sweet
  • toffee
  • nutty

Virgil Kaine

Ribbon-Rail Rye Limited Release 2020 (0.75l, 49.6%)
Price $92.99

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Character Goatson
3 Straight Ryes with a barrel of Chocolate Malted Porter thrown in there for good measure.

David Szlam and Ryan Meany were (are) a couple of high-end chefs working in Charleston, South Carolina. They knew flavor and were good ol' Southern men. So, naturally they decided to create their own line of Whiskies. The venture was founded in 2013 and named "Virgil Kaine" after a 19th-century train conductor. Their mad culinary skills in finding the superb flavor are quite useful when the objective is concocting perfection. The chef mates blended, tinkered, and experimented until they came up with explosive ideas that prove once again that amazing Spirits don’t need centuries of tradition and generations of secret recipes – what you need is guts and imagination.

What they've done with the limited-release Ribbon-Rail Rye is another testament to the above fact. They teamed up with the craft brewers from Revelry Brewing for this Blend of 3 Straight Rye Whiskeys, the first two being a 5YO Rye and a 4YO Double-Barreled Rye. It's with the third juice that the brewery collab enters the story. The final and most unique Rye was aged in Beer barrels ― Ribbon Rail Chocolate Malted Baltic Porter ones, to be exact. That leaves us with a classic sweet & spicy Rye profile that gets additional chocolate and cherry notes in there. This one is quite the sipper. 
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Distillery Virgil Kaine
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 49.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose screams Rye with baking spices, oak, and a grassy note.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
It's a classic Rye profile with a balance of sweetness and spice. Caramel is in there, while the Porter barrels contribute a cherry note.

Finish
Super-smooth and long, it finishes with oak and a distinct chocolate note. 
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  • spicy
  • oak
  • grassy
  • caramel
  • cherry
  • chocolate
  • sweet
  • toffee
  • nutty
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
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