Ragtime Rye

American Whiskey from the New York Distilling Company

The New York Distilling Company was founded by Tom Potter and Allen Katz in December 2011. They are "Cocktail people making spirits for cocktails". Their spirit range currently includes a family of gins and a couple of Rye whiskeys. Their innovation is clear to see in their Chief Gowanus Gin, where they take their double distilled Rye whiskey and distill it a third time with juniper berries and Cluster hops. Three months in an oak barrel and it is ready for bottling.

Ragtime Rye (~€53) harps back to pre-prohabition days of the Ragtime musical genre. It's an American Straight Rye, meaning it has been distilled from a mash-bill of at least 51% Rye and aged in charred, new oak barrels for at least two years. The New York Distilling Company use New York state grown rye for Ragtime Rye, which makes up a heafty 72% of the mash-bill. Corn and malted barley make up the remainder. Ragtime Rye is bottled at 45.2% ABV.