Bottled in bond Rye Whiskey from Catskills, NY.
The Bottled-in-Bond release of the Bonticou Crag fulfills our mission of creating spirits of historic significance. The Bottled in Bond Act of 1897 was one of the first consumer protection laws in the United States, and mandates (among other things) that the whisky be made, aged, and bottled by the distillery on the label.
We floor malt the rye in our own malt house in the traditional manner, hand-raking daily to ensure proper aeration in the sprouting grain and then lightly kiln-toasting to dry and preserve. As with all Coppersea spirits, the 100% malted rye is fermented in open-top fermenters and distilled twice indirect-fired alembic stills, which imparts a richer flavor.
Our low-barrel proof of 105 really shines in the Bottled-in-Bond expression, which is bottled at almost barrel strength and receives only a dash of water to bottle proof. This full, exceptionally smooth rye bears aromas and notes of ginger, vanilla, honey, black pepper, charred oak, and walnuts.