Kentucky- Enters with soft mouthfeel. Mild tobacco and some cherry notes hit first. Mid-palate the rye becomes buttery smooth and well rounded between the sweet and spicy characteristics. This is an incredible sipper straight or on the rocks or mixed in a Manhattan.
2 1/2 oz. rye whiskey
2 sugar cubes OR 1/2 oz. simple syrup
4-5 mint sprigs
Additional mint for garnish
Place mint and sugar or simple syrup into julep cup. Muddle until sugar dissolves. Add rye whiskey. Fill with crushed ice and stir. Garnish with mint sprig.