The latest issue of Chilled Magazine covers two of the leading Virginia Rye Brands, KO Distilling and Catoctin Creek. KO's new release of their Distiller's Reserve Bottled-in-Bond Straight Virginia Rye, which has received many accolades, is front and center. Master Distiller and Co-founder Becky Harris of Catoctin Creek is featured in a multiple part interview, see more on the magazine website. https://chilledmagazine.com/catoctin-creeks-becky-harris-talks-women-in-whisky
Axe Handle Distilling in Pennington Gap becomes the latest stop on the Virginia Rye Trail. Located all the way in the tip of Southwest Virginia, this custom built distillery and music venue offers great views, great whiskey, music, food and fun for all.
With 21 stops, the Virginia Rye Trail now covers the entire state, north, south, east and west. Making it easy for you to venture out and discover a Virginia Rye maker near you.
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A favorite Virginia Rye Whiskey for all those who have been fortunate to try it. Ragged Branch uses their own farm grown rye, controlling the entire process from grain to bottle.
"The holiday season means it's time to make a little Straight Rye Whiskey! Our award-winning rye is handcrafted using the same traditional methods as our bourbon recipes, including being aged in new charred American white oak barrels for more than four years.
The difference comes in the recipe, which, unlike our bourbons, contains no corn. Instead, it is a rich mash of mostly rye and a little bit of malted barley. That means it's less sweet than our bourbons, but has lots of lively rye spice and caramelized wood complexity.
Available at the distillery, Virginia ABC stores, and other select states." - Ragged Branch Distillery
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