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Staff Pick

Fort Hamilton Rye Whiskey

Item # 37692 750mL
$55.96/ Single Bottle
$671.52/ Case of 12

Tasting Notes

Aged for eighteen months and botlled as a single barrel this whiskey drinks above its pedigree. Aromas of clementines, quince paste and cedar hit the high notes while additional flavors of earth and black pepper await on the palate. A solid dram for lovers of spicy rye. Named after the Brooklyn neiborhood and the Hearts of Oak Militia that Alexander Hamilton formed in New York City in 1775, batch 2 of this smash hit was made and matured entirely in New York.

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Staff Pick Notes

This is the first release from Alex Clark Spirits in Brooklyn, and we could not be more excited for what they are doing down there at Industry City. A non-chill filtered spirit with no corn in the mash bill (rye dominant with some malted barley), this is a whiskey that's proud to be rye and not Bourbon's hopeful little brother. The nose is a unique but instantly recognizable expression of the grain: tremendous spice, tree bark, and an almost-minty eucalyptus note. The nose and palate are aligned, with exquisite softness and clarity of flavors emerging alongside one another as you sip. Great on it's own (I don't even add water), Fort Hamilton's spicier character also mixes beautifully in a cocktail with Yellow Chartreuse, ginger, honey, and lemon, the herbal notes coming together harmoniously.


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