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Bonticou Crag is a 100% single malt rye made of heirloom varietals from Coppersea’s own and neighboring Hudson Valley farms. We name it for the rocky prominence overlooking our farm at the northern end of the Shawangunk Ridge.
We floor malt the rye in our own malt house in the traditional manner, hand-raking daily to ensure proper aeration in the sprouting grain and then lightly kiln-toasting to dry and preserve.
Open-top fermentation infuses the mash with additional local terroir from ambient yeast and other microflora. As with all of our “Heritage Methods Distilled” products, we twice-distill in True Fire Copper, direct-fired simple alembic stills, and barrel age our spirits at the ultra-low proof of 105.
Nose offers hints of baking spices. Opens on the palate with blackberry, cinnamon and allspice, then yields to caramel, toasted biscuit, vanilla, and pepper, with lingering finish of raw honey and nutmeg.
Mash bill 100% malted rye.
Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper.
48% ABV, 96 Proof