Thursday, March 22, 2018

Distillery 291 awarded World's Best Rye at World Whiskies Awards 2018

Posted By on Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 5:51 PM

click to enlarge MATTHEW SCHNIPER
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More than a few congratulations are in order, as Distillery 291's Colorado rye whiskey aged on aspen staves was named the best rye whiskey in the world at the 2018 World Whiskies Awards in London, as announced on March 23. Earlier this month, the whiskey was dubbed the best rye in America. It was selected as the world's best over whiskies from Adnams Southwold of England, Lot 40 of Canada, Stauning Whisky of Denmark, and Millstone of the Netherlands.

The 101.7-proof spirit is distilled from 61 percent rye and 39 percent corn, aged in American white oak barrels for a year and finished on toasted aspen staves. It was originally labeled as Colorado whiskey — that name’s still used for the barrel-strength rye whiskey, which uses the same grain bill.

It's one of many awards the Distillery has picked up this year, including recent wins at the Denver International Spirits Competition.

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