This is not your grandfathers gin...This spirt has been forged to serve as a solid base in a cocktail at your favorite bar, as well as to be sipped straight at the pinnacle of todays Adventure.
Distilled from 100% malted Barley, this is a Genever style gin. BUilding on the malt (or whisky-esk) base; the botanicals selected for this gin provide a balanced earthy/floral flavor upfront followed by lingering citrus notes.
For every bottle of Dark Rhythm Sold, Oak and Grist is donating a portion of proceeds to the local Non-profit Our Voice. This partnership is in effort to help end sexual violence and Harassment in Buncombe County, nC.
THE O.G. Single Malt
Your going to have to wait for this one...this spirit is shaped from Regionally Grown barley that is malted 16 miles from the distillery. After distillation the spirit is deposited into 53 gallon used Oak barrels (Casks). It is in these barrels that "mellow or mature" flavors (vanilla, spicy, floral, woody and smooth) will develop replacing the new distillate's "harsh or immature" flavors (sour,grassy, oily, and sulfury).
OVER THE YEARS AS THE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE CHANGES AROUND THE CASKS, THE WOOD EXPANDS AND CONTRACTS WHICH CAUSES THE SPIRITS TO BE PUSHED AND PULLED THROUGH THE WOOD. IT IS THIS GIVE AND TAKE CONTACT WITH THE WOOD THAT ALLOWS THE SPIRIT TO EXTRACT THE VARIOUS FLAVOR COMPOUNDS AVAILABLE IN THE CASKS
THE O.G. SINGLE MALT WILL ONLY BE RELEASED WHEN THE CASKS HAVE IMPARTED THE DESIRED FLAVOR TO THE SPIRIT. THIS COULD AND PROBABLY WILL TAKE YEARS SO PLEASE STAY TUNED.
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.
It's a Secret...
All we are going to tell you about this one is that it will be available within the first year. But if you like making cocktails this one is for you, and you should check in regularly because to start it's going to only be produced in a very small quantity...