UPDATE: 9/1/22 Batch 8-C: Limited bottles Now Available!
This is StilL 630's indomitable spirit in a bottle.
Double Barrel RallyPoint was the first in our Rare Release Barrel Series; which is our series of exceptional quality releases.
Double Barrel RallyPoint Straight Rye Whiskey starts life as an exceptional barrel chosen from our flagship RallyPoint Rye Whiskey single barrels. Once identified, we empty from the first barrel and give it an additional aging period in new smaller barrels to ramp up the incredibly delicious oak flavors to balance the intense rye spice and sweetness.
Unfiltered and uncut, the intense rye, sweet caramel, and rich oak flavors of this barrel strength whiskey have earned it the 2016 American Craft Spirits Association "BEST IN CLASS - WHISKEY" award as well as being named the 2018 Seattle International Spirits Awards: "BEST IN CLASS - WHISKEY"!
Batch VIII was aged for 46 months in a 53 gal barrel and then finished 8 more months in (3) 15gal barrels. However, instead of re-marrying the whiskey as usual, we elected to bottle it as three separate batches: 8-A, 8-B, and 8-C to showcase the unique nuances of one of our favorite whiskeys!
At 4.5 years old, not only is one of the older spirits that we release, but it is also one of the strongest as we leave it at cask strength, which varies (this year's batch clocks in at a stout 128.4proof). The two new barrels plus the extra time allow the spirit to develop some truly intense and incredible flavors that make it worthy of inclusion in the finest whiskey collections!
Tasting Notes: Deep rich oak, intense peppery rye, all smoothed out by caramel and vanilla notes. Aspects of earl grey tea and cherries, amazingly smooth for this proof, this is an incredible rye; un-cut, un-filtered, barrel-strength whiskey straight out of the barrel(s)!
BEST WHISKEY - SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS AWARDS - 2018
BEST WHISKEY - AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOCIATION - 2016
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS AWARDS - 2018
GOLD MEDAL - AMCERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOC. - 2021
GOLD MEDAL - AMERICAN DISTILLING INSTITUTE - 2019
GOLD MEDAL - AMCERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOC. - 2018
GOLD MEDAL - AMERICAN DISTILLING INSTITUTE - 2017
GOLD MEDAL - AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOC. - 2016
SILVER MEDAL - AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOC. - 2022
SILVER MEDAL - AMERICAN DISTILLING INSTITUTE - 2020
SILVER MEDAL - AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOC. - 2019
SILVER MEDAL - AMERICAN DISTILLING INSTITUTE - 2018
BRONZE MEDAL - AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS ASSOC. - 2017
BRONZE MEDAL - AMERICAN DISTILLING INSTITUTE - 2016