Rye whiskey was America’s favorite spirit prior to Prohibition, and its bold spicy flavor connected with generations of Americans not short of challenges. Following Prohibition, rye whiskey largely disappeared, yet America’s character and resolve did not. We believe that bringing back authentic rye whiskey will be appreciated as much now as it was then. Crafted by Master Blender, Dave Carpenter, Redemption Whiskey is inspired by pre-Prohibition recipes that bring forth truly distinctive ‘rye-forward’ notes.
Redemption’s line of premium whiskeys are enabling a new generation to discover America’s original favorite rye-forward whiskey.
As Master Blender, Dave combines his love of whiskey with a passion for its history: “Rye is the past and future of American whiskey. It’s been my distinct opportunity to enjoy some of the finest whiskeys ever made. I’m even more excited about the great ones I’ve yet to try, but when I do, the odds are, they will be made with rye.”
Raised in Kentucky, whiskey has been the common thread throughout his life. Growing up, he admired his grandfather’s old bourbon decanters, and in culinary school, he developed an appreciation for whiskey-making traditions. Dave spent more than a decade working as a chef and bartender, embracing his love for hospitality and mastering the culinary art of balancing flavors of high-quality ingredients.
Later, he transitioned to the world of craft American whiskey and quickly rose to become the Head Distiller, making premium craft whiskey and other spirits. Today, Dave combines his passion and years of whiskey-making experience to create Redemption’s range of bold ‘rye-forward’ whiskeys.