We interrupt this knitting (?) blog for a public service announcement.
After learning that Utah has an actual distillery producing rye and vodka, I felt it was totally necessary for me to check out the local goods.
A quick trip to the local liquor store this morning (much closer than the distillery/warehouse), and I returned home with this.
I eagerly awaited cocktail hour, when I finally presented myself with a glass of rye on the rocks. The verdict? Oh, yeah. This is definitely rockin’ rye. I must admit that I’ve never had rye before, though I do like a good whiskey. But this? Wow. I’m a convert. Makes me wonder why rye has practically disappeared in this country. Pour me another!
The only concern I have is that this new rye isn’t really distilled here – it’s a blend of two different ryes that were distilled and aged in Kentucky, while the High West distillery ages its own. So what does that mean for the future? I imagine the distilled-in-Utah product will have to be somewhat different from the current product. Will it be for better or worse? Who knows. This may be a grab-it-while-you-can opportunity. So much so, that I went back and bought a couple more bottles for my stash. Not the fibery stash, the liquid one. Gotta hoard this stuff for the future.
But one thing’s for sure. I likes me some rye. Go ahead and drink your bourbon if you want to. As for me? I’ll take a Manhattan. Made the way it should be. With rye.