Roknar Rye Sauternes Cask Finish

Roknar Rye Sauternes Cask Finish

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Meticulously milled, fermented and distilled, this limited release Sauternes cask finish of Roknar Minnesota rye mash bill is only available November through December in most markets.

Each batch is proofed upon bottling and every bottle is numbered by hand.

Aged for 16 months in 15-gallon charred oak barrels and finished in Sauternes wine casks.

Sauternes is a sweet and complex white wine from the Bordeaux region of France. Sauternes casks are extremely rare. Prized by nobility, Sauternes gets it complexity from sauvignon blanc and Semillon grapes, many of which have botrytized, meaning they have been “infected” by a fungus called “noble rot”. The effect is delicious. As the grapes dry, an incredible concentration of aromas and flavors emerges, which is a superb cask for finishing rye whiskey.

A nose of brown sugar, orange peel and a hint of freshly sawn oak transitions to a palette of dried currants, almonds and vanilla. The finish lingers with baking spices.
47% ABV - 94 Proof