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New York Distilling Company 2 Year Old Rye Batch 3

New York Distilling Company 2 Year Old Rye Batch 3 (47.7%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 461 Bottles, 2019)

  • ABV: 47.7%
  • Age: 2 Years Old
  • Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • Category: Rye spirit
  • Cost: £37.95 available from Master of Malt
  • Origin: New York Distilling Company
  • Vintage: Undeclared


What they say

The earliest distilleries in Brooklyn date back to the 1700’s  but it wasn’t until 2011 that Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Tom Potter and cocktail and spirits expert Allen Katz got together and founded The New York Distilling Company.

Rye whiskey was the prevalent spirit of the NE States but largely disappeared after prohibition. The New York Distilling Company are part of its revival. Their rye is selected and grown exclusively by Pedersen Family Farm in the Fingerlakes Region of Upstate New York – a good 5 hour drive from Brooklyn.

It’s the third bottling of rye from New York Distilling Company bottled by That Boutique-y Rye Company. Allen Katz is still on the label, but gone is the apple-shaped cask of the previous batches – in its place is a big ol’ beer bottle. There also seems to be some sort of super secret secret agent aiming a slingshot right at Allen! What could all this mean?!

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Chocolate-covered raisins, orange peel and and caramel drizzle. Fresh red cherries, new leather and toasted rye bread develop underneath.
  • Palate: Raspberry ice cream, sticky toffee and root beer initially, with chocolate orange, drying nutmeg and a delicate floral note in support.
  • Finish: Vanilla pod earthiness and red apples.
  • Overall: A powerful, punchy young dram in the classic rye style.

What I say

Door #3 in That Boutique-Y Whisky Company’s 2019 Advent Calendar is this 2 year old Rye spirit, distilled at New York Distilling Company and possibly matured in

This post was sponsored by That Boutique-Y Whisky Company by provision of their 2019 Advent Calendar.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark amber gold (11/20), quick, medium tears and legs.
  • Nose: Spiced and sweet, leathery and a touch fermented, yeasty beer and rye or sweetened sourdough bread, cinnamon donuts, orange and ginger marmalade with maraschino cherries.
  • Taste: Light-bodied but lasting, sticky fruits, red berries and cherries, a little dark chocolate coating to them but once that melts away a rich black pepper and nutmeg spice is revealed, a little chilli oil heat also.
  • Finish: Long, dry and spiced but with toasted oak wood and dark chocolate and chilli flakes.


A spicy rye but with some real sweetness as well. A really loved that sticky fruity note redolent of maraschino cherries and dark chocolate, almost black forest gateaux just without the cream on this occasion.

Score 84/100

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