Chocorua Cider Rye
Our 2 year old rye whiskey is commingled with fresh pressed New Hampshire apple cider and rested in rye barrels. Largely considered a ‘northern grain,’ rye tends to be a little hardier and robust in flavor than bourbon. This graininess and zest plays very well with the sweet and fruity apple.
The nose is that of a fruit turnover – warm, earthy grain mixed with baked apple. There are hints of grassy rye, along with some cherry aroma gained from the rye and fruit combo. The head space gives way to more raisin bread and cinnamon characteristics. The first sip brings with it the taste of caramel covered apple. There is an apricot flavor mid-palatte. Stonefruit and acidity extend to a medium finish.