Rather than using Grain Neutral Spirits or Vodka as the base spirit for Dark Rhythm, we start with our new make Single Malt. Crafted using 100% malted Barley from Riverbend Malt House, our Single Malt base has a bold and earthy flavor with cereal undertones. We then steep this spirit with eight carefully selected botanicals and distill the maceration again. In its final form, Dark Rhythm’s deeper base gives way to the sweet, floral and citrus notes of the botanicals to result in a gin that is balanced yet entirely distinctive.
Crafted to be served straight up, Dark Rhythm still enjoys the company of others in a cocktail.
Stripling - Vatted Malt
Available June 2018
This release was crafted to invite people into our aging process, and provide a glimpse into things to come. Brewed and distilled from 100% locally grown and malted barley, this whisky is a blend of single malt produced at Oak and Grist. We first aged our new make single malt in 25 gallon new American oak casks for 8-½ months. After emptying the casks, we blended this aged whisky with some of our younger single malt. The result of our Stripling blend is a fruit forward (orange, cherry, apricot) spirit, with a caramel and vanilla finish.
We like this one neat, although cocktail enthusiasts might enjoy it in a Paper Plane.
You’re going to have to wait for this one...This spirit is shaped from 100% regionally grown barley that is malted 17 miles from the distillery. After distillation the new make single malt is deposited into a variety of 53 gallon casks (barrels) and aged. During maturation, each cask’s history influences the final flavor of the spirit inside. To learn more about the aging process and Oak and Grist’s future with this spirit stop by the distillery.
The O.G. Rye
Known for its characteristically spicy or fruity flavors, the O.G. Rye will be our alternative to the single malt. The rye grain used to make this spirit is also grown within 500 miles of the distillery and malted just down the road at the same facility as the barley. Rye whisky is comprised of at least 51% rye and aged in new barrels.
Oak and Grist will utilize both 25 and 53 gallon barrels. Aging in smaller barrels, increases the suface area to spirit ratio, exposing more wood to the spirit inside the barrel. This results in a shorter aging process, but will also effect the flavor qualities of the finished product.
As with the Single malt, the Rye will only be released when the casks have imparted the desired flavor to the spirit. Keep your eyes peeled for our announcement that this product is available.