The U. S. Government Standards require rye whiskey to be made from a mash of at least 51% rye grain. For Redemption Rye distillery uses a mash of 95% premium rye grain for a spicy and bold flavor and premium rye, which costs more but is well worth it, because when you use good ingredients you get good rye whiskey. The U. S. Government Standards also require that rye whiskey be aged in new charred oak barrels which means that new oak barrels are burned on the inside, and it's from the charred wood and the expansion and contraction of the whiskey in and through the wood of the barrel through the seasons that whiskey gets its amber color and the flavor is smoothed. Distillery bottles in small batches which allows them to leave the whiskey in the barrels longer for the most flavor and color. They empty the barrels and filter for particles, cut it down to 92 proof and bottle it immediately so that the most flavor from the barrel makes it into the bottle. Then the distillery marks each bottle with the batch and bottle number by hand. Then the bottles are packed into cases and shipped around to the country, and that's the Redemption Rye process! So enjoy this fine rye responsibly and share our pride in this great American Spirit. Color: Tenuous straw-yellow color with greenish reflections. Nose: Delicate, fruity and intense odor , with acacia flowers and citrus notes. Palate: Full bodied, harmonious and persistent, well-balanced, pleasant and refreshing.