A blend of straight rye whiskeys from the Wolves team in Sonoma, CA in collaboration with the Willett Distillery in Bardstown, KY.
The Rye Project is a series of Rye expressions anchored by a very low-content (51%) rye whiskey aged for 6 years in new American oak, starting from a place of sweet more than spice, and going from there. No barrel finishes, no gimmicks. It aims to deliver straightforward and balanced Rye collaborations in a low-rye format.
Volume One of the Rye Project was in collaboration with Willett Family Estate. Wolves and Willett Master Distiller Drew Kulsveen selected barrels of 7 and 6 year straight Rye whiskey with a 74% Rye mash bill from House A, South Rick 14, and House H, South Rick 6. Between the the 51% Rye and the Family Estate Rye barrels, we found balance in a Willett-dominant blend and at 103 proof for Batch1.