Found North 16 Years Old Cask Strength Rye Whisky Batch 001 - Grain & Vine | Natural Wines, Rare Bourbon and Tequila Collection

Found North 16 Years Old Cask Strength Rye Whisky Batch 001

$ 125

Each batch of Found North whisky is a careful selection of casks blended to bring out the best and most distinctive qualities of the chosen whiskies. Every release is unique, but each also builds on previous batches and fits into the unfolding saga of Found North. All our whiskies are non-chill filtered with no coloring or additives. Batch 001 and Batch 002 were released in April 2021 and both received Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Batch 001 is a 3-whisky blend that started with an herbaceous, feisty, and deeply flavorful 16-year-old rye aged in Hungarian oak. We blended in fruit-forward, 17-year-old rye aged in ex-Speyside scotch casks. The combination revealed a smoldering symphony of spice. Last, we lengthened the finish and increased the viscosity by adding double-distilled corn whisky aged for 20 years in refill and level-2-char virgin oak.

Batch Details

  • 1,327 Bottle Outrun
  • 16-20-Year-Old Whiskies
  • 57.1% ABV | 114.2 Proof
  • 66% Rye | 30% Corn | 4% Malted Barley
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • No Additives
  • Natural Color

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Batch 001 is defined by its spice profile. The first impression is hot cinnamon and cayenne mixed with earthy jalapeno, black pepper, and peppermint. The second pass presents lively and herbaceous spices of green tea, basil, and bay leaves. While the initial profile is allspice, there are layers of fruit and butterscotch lying in wait, especially in the mid-palate, including red fruits, blackberry, apple, and sweet melon. The finish walks an endless tightrope with dry spice on one side and chewy tannins on the other.