Redwood Empire Emerald Giant Rye, 45%

Price: $43 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Showcasing the sweeter side of rye, this has tropical aromas of papaya, guava, kiwi, and melon, along with candied oranges, Craisins, and aromatic spices: cassia, cardamom, sandalwood. The palate is sweet and spiced, with pineapple, blueberry jam, bananas, Fruit Stripes gum, and orange Creamsicle, finishing with chili pepper, dry oak, and a hint of flowers. A combination of 3 to 5 year old ryes made at Graton Distilling Co. and MGP Distillery. (54,000 bottles)