This straight rye from Redemption is finished in Caribbean rum casks. This results in a unique combination of the spice that rye is known for with the sweetness of rum.
Our Redemption Rye (95 rye, 5 malted barley) is finished in Jamaican and Barbadian rum barrels from our friends at Plantation Rum. The unique combination of Redemption’s Spice forward Rye and Plantation’s predominately Sweet sugar cane notes imparted on its barrels creates a unique balance of flavor along a wide spectrum.
Cask finishing with rum isn’t necessarily a new thing for Irish whiskey or Scotch, but for American whiskeys, it’s still in its infancy compared to the number of producers utilizing wine for finishing.
Fortuitous Union was rye-based, and the other, Brixton Mash Destroyer was bourbon-based. Out of the two, Fortuitous Union worked better, as its rye characteristics blended well with the rum’s sweetness.
Unlike those aforementioned whiskeys, Redemption utilizes a rum cask finish much like Angel’s Envy Rye does. Because rum is such a strong and unique tasting spirit, producers have had a harder time harnessing it in American whiskey.
Aged for a minimum of 3 months in Jamaica and Barbados rum barrels. The Barbados barrels give a warm richness and the Jamaica barrels give a fruity finish. Both of these flavors combine into a long finish.
Very big and spicy, toasted oak, vegetal notes, allspice, and anise.
More dark spices, star anise, treacle, and a hint of espresso.
Did we mention it was spicy?
Big, spicy, and fairly fresh, eminently drinkable.