Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Whiskey Co. was founded by David Szlam and Ryan Meany, two chefs who decided to use their culinary prowess to create great tasting whiskey. Their High-Rye Bourbon is distilled from a mash of 60% corn, 36% rye, and 4% barley. This non-chill-filtered whiskey is aged in new, charred American oak barrels and bottled at 45% abv.
Fresh rye notes appear immediately with powerful aromas of caramelized bananas, orange peel, and raw cacao. That said, the palate is the most impressive with a soft texture and an evolution of flavors that hits all the corners of your tongue. There’s a dollop of spice that transitions into sweet vanilla and ends with bitter chocolate.