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Rye Whiskey

Rye Whiskey

THE ORIGINAL AMERICAN WHISKEY

Before bourbon, there was rye. Early American farmers preserved their harvest by fermenting and distilling leftover grain, often rye. They would have called it "whiskey". Today, we know it as rye.

We hand-select and marry a few barrels at a time to ensure our high standards are met. Versatile enough to be used as both your neat sipper and your cocktail rye.

Information

46.5% Alc/Vol
93 Proof
750 ml

Tasting Notes

Pink Peppercorn
Burnt Toffee
Lemongrass
Bergamot
Honeysuckle

Flavor Pairings

Fortified Wines
Candied Ginger
Stone Fruits
Lemon

AWARDS

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
TheFiftyBest's Best Rye Competition
2020

GOLD MEDAL
John Barleycorn Awards
2020

"A clean, dry nose hides a beautiful, supple sweetness on the palate. Lots of dried fruit, chocolate, and vanilla, followed by a gentle but flavorful oaky finish. In a nutshell, I love this whiskey."

SILVER MEDAL
Berlin International Spirits Competition
2021

SILVER MEDAL
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2023

Resting while we work

Resting while we work

Transparency is important to us. Many distilleries are less actual distilleries and more brands. They purchase all of their spirits, label them as if they made them, and will never tell you anything different. They work hard to hide that they didn't fill their own barrels, and many don't even have a building, much less a still.

We don't believe in that. We're still a young company and good whiskey takes a long time to age. We're working hard to get to a point where we can feasibly lay down enough of our own barrels to keep up with demand, but that can take years and years.

While our rye whiskey isn't distilled on our equipment, it is made with our hands and our minds. We taste and taste as our barrels age and carefully select and blend to ensure we're putting together a great whiskey.

We believe in only putting our name on spirits we are proud of. We hope you enjoy drinking them as much as we enjoy making them.

SINGLE BARREL SELECTIONS

Single Barrel Selections

From time to time, we stumble on unique barrels that have a character all their own. Below, you can view a few of the fun finds we've made or look up information on a bottle that's in your hands right now!

Limited Release Barrel

BARREL 1754

Selected: August 2021
Age: 3 years
Tasting Notes: Dark cherry cordial,
caramel, toffee, tiramisu, bread pudding,
tobacco, bananas foster

$45 | 750mL | 93 proof

The Story

This was a very unique find due to the way this particular barrel impacted the flavor of the contents. When a 95/5 rye comes fresh out of the barrel, it is normally overwhelmingly peppery and often has quite a bit of heat. While bourbon is often appreciated at barrel proof, barrel proof rye whiskey is a bit harsh for most palates. Barrel 1754 was quite pleasant at barrel proof. In a blind tasting, we might easily have mistaken this for something low-rye, like a wheat whiskey or low-corn bourbon. We may never find a barrel like this again!

We also took the opportunity to support a good cause, and raffled off the actual barrel that held this unique spirit. All proceeds went to RescuedOhio, a local dog rescue.

DRINKING ECHO

DRINKING ECHO

A great cocktail is only as good as the spirits you use and the recipe you mix. Here are a few ways to bring out the best in Echo Spirits Straight Rye Whiskey.

A great cocktail is only as good as the spirits you use and the recipe you mix. Here are a few ways to bring out the best in Echo Spirits Straight Rye Whiskey.

A great cocktail is only as good as the spirits you use and the recipe you mix. Here are a few ways to bring out the best in Echo Spirits Straight Rye Whiskey.

*NEW*
BARREL PICKS!

Does your bar, restaurant, or whiskey club want something unique? Join us for a barrel pick. Taste through as many barrels as it takes to find that special something. Reach out for more information.

Stay In The Know

We’ll keep you updated on news, cocktail recipes, and launch parties. And anything else we think you might like.

Stay In The Know

We’ll keep you updated on news, cocktail recipes, and launch parties. And anything else we think you might like.