Proof & Wood Ventures has launched a limited-edition whiskey that touches several continents and countries. The Globe is a rye whiskey, distilled in Poland in 2013 from a mashbill of 100% rye.
This first aged in French oak barrels, then shipped to Kentucky and aged in former bourbon barrels. After a total of eight years, the rye was transferred to barrels previously containing Jamaican pot still rum. The rye then finished in these barrels for more than a year before being bottled at 99 proof.
The result is an aroma of sweet rye spice, the company reports, before a palate of dark fruits: prunes, raisins and figs.
“The bold and spicy flavors of the Polish rye were a perfect max for the sweet and funky notes of the Jamaican rum; complex flavors and nosing notes exemplify this unique offering,” says Blender and Proof & Wood Founder, Dave Schmier. “Sadly, this is the last of the Polish rye stock we acquired, and since the distillery in Poland is no longer operational, will be our last bottling of this rye. That said, the intense and pleasant flavor from this bottling is a great way to say goodbye to this rye. I recommend pairing a dram with a spicy cigar.”
This is the second of Proof and Wood’s Polish rye releases. The first was The Stranger, made with rye from Poland that made its way over to the U.S., where it aged in ex-bourbon barrels and then ex-rye barrels.
The Globe has a suggested retail price of $79.99 per 750-ml. and will soon hit shelves in more than 30 states around the country.