Spirit Works Distillery in Sebastopol, founded in 2012 by husband-and-wife team Timo and Ashby Marshall, has released its first-ever Bottled in Bond – Straight Rye Whiskey. The spirit meets the strict guidelines established for use of the “Bottled in Bond” label which require:
•It be produced from the same class of spirits and materials (in this case, rye berries and rye whiskey),
• It be distilled in the same distilling season by the same distiller at the same distillery,
• It be stored for at least four years in direct contact with wood; void of any addition, subtraction, or modification,
• It be proofed with only pure water; and bottled at 100 proof.
Bottled in Bond – Straight Rye Whiskey was bottled after 50 months. It offers up baked apple aromas, followed by hints of coffee and leather. On the palate are pleasing peppery notes of clove and nutmeg, as well as delicate accents of caramel and toasted coconut. Bottles are currently on sale at the distillery’s tasting room in Sebastopol.