All Coalition Whiskies start from a 100% Rye mash bill – a true rarity in the whiskey world – with 10% of that being malted. This exceptional hand-crafted whiskey, aged in American white oak barrels for five years, is then skillfully finished in Bordeaux wine barrels for up to nine months. Barrels (or barriques in French) of the appellations of Margaux, Pauillac, and Sauternes each impart a truly unique flavor profile to whiskey. For those wanting to sample our very original Rye whiskey before Bordeaux wine barrel finishing, there’s a Barrel Proof variety.
The centerpiece of Coalition Whiskey collection! 100% Rye Kentucky Straight Whiskey is a powerful unique 5 year old Rye, with the precious grain coming from just one mile away from the distillery. It has an amber-gold color and a complex taste with deep spice, butterscotch, and orange peel notes, hints of cedar, tobacco leaves, herbal tea with a peppery finish. The jewel!
Robust and confident. Our 100% Rye Kentucky Straight Whiskey is finished in Pauillac barrels. It has a dark, seductive amber color and a very complex bouquet rich in blackberry, plum, cherry notes, hints of coffee, and spices, primarily black pepper. On the palate, it shows a generous volume with smoked nuts and a pleasant well – integrated wood finish.
Sophisticated and balanced. Our 100% Rye Kentucky Straight Whiskey is finished in Sauternes barrels. It has a deep amber color and a rich, fragrant nose with perfectly balanced honeyed vanilla notes, caramel, and apricot hints. Exquisite and remarkably elegant, it is smooth on the palate, with luscious flavors of dried fruit, toffee, and a delicate almond finish.
Refined and lively. Our 100% Rye Kentucky Straight Whiskey is finished in Margaux barrels. It has an attractive deep garnet amber color. There is a lot of elegance in the mouth, a good backbone, and a long pleasant finish. It has a complex flavor with floral notes of violets and lilacs, red fruit nuances, and a touch of roasted coffee beans.