The origins of Rye whiskey date back to colonial Pennsylvania. Early European settlers brought with them the tradition of distilling and as farmers of Rye they quickly made the region famous for its fine Rye whiskey. They also brought with them a set of Old World traditions that evolved in the New World into a form of Folk Magic known as "Pow-wow" (from the native Algonquin term for "gathering"). One common Pow-wow practice involved making various types of herbal recipes.
Inspired by an old Pow-wow recipe for infusing Rye whiskey with herbs & spices, we have taken a fine Rye whiskey matured in new, charred oak barrels, and carefully infused it in tiny batches, over an extended period of time, with Saffron (also grown by early settlers), Orange Peel, and other whole botanicals. No extracts or artificial colors are added. Pow-wow is slowly handcrafted with the finest ingredients to create unique, botanical layers of complexity not found in any other whiskey.
Pow-wow Botanical Rye can be enjoyed like any fine whiskey: neat, on the rocks or in a variety of cocktails.
“THE MOST ECLECTIC SETS OF FLAVORS THAT WE HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED IN WHISKEY”
“A ONE-OF-A-KIND OFFERING ON THE CURRENT WHISKEY WORLD STAGE”
“an oddball masterwork... doubly unique in the world o' whiskey...The nose is instantly exotic. Cedar planks, imbued with incense....a mouthful of sultriness — raisins, pomander oranges, vanilla, dark chocolate, plum pudding, and fresh tobacco…The finish is epically long, brooding, and exotic.”
“a must rye for experimental cocktails... Brilliant pale amber color. Bold aromas...a warming dance of tingling herbal barks, menthol tobacco, honey, and Asian spices on the finish. A fun, flavorful marriage of whisky and botanicals.”
Gold Medal / Exceptional
(Beverage Testing Institute, 2/21/13)
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