Kilbeggan® Small Batch Rye is a product of the town’s perseverance – the first whiskey 100% distilled and matured at the Kilbeggan Distillery to be released since its restoration was completed in 2010. Featuring a heritage mash of malt, barley, and ~30% rye, this whiskey hearkens back to the 1890s when many large Irish distillers used rye in their mash. However, this spicy grain virtually disappeared from the Irish Whiskey category around the time of Prohibition and the Irish War of Independence. Double distilled in Kilbeggan’s copper pot stills – one of which is the oldest working whiskey pot still in the world today – Kilbeggan® Small Batch Rye is the first of its kind in today’s market, as it is the only modern Irish Whiskey of record to use this amount of rye in its mash.
Soft green fruits combine with a rich creamy aroma and give way to white pepper, citrus and soft ginger spices
Beautiful warming mouthfeel of textured vanilla cream, floral spice, clove and forest sorrel, building to a crescendo of warm spice and biscuit dryness
Immensely long and nuanced, thick buttery coating with a return to the vanilla, but with candied jellies and hints of bubble-gum; spice and oil coating remain long after the finish
KILBEGGAN® RYE OLD FASHIONED
1 ½ parts Kilbeggan® Small Batch Rye
2 dashes aromatic bitters
1 bar spoon simple syrup or cinnamon syrup
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir briefly. Serve over a large ice cube. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.