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One-of-a-kind expressions of American Whiskey
Rabbit Hole is for the discerning consumer. Our Kentucky Straight Bourbon and Rye Whiskeys are truly one-of-a-kind. Using signature malted grains, each expression is crafted from a different recipe and enters the barrel at a lower proof to preserve flavor. It is then matured in toasted and charred barrels and harvested in small batches of no more than 15 barrels at a time to yield a flavor like no other.
Bourbons Made of 30% Malted Grains
Ingredients make a difference. While corn is the prominent grain in all bourbons, its primary role is not to enhance taste. Unlike other distilleries, we use uncommon, specialty malted grains in our distinct whiskey recipes, which imparts each of our bourbons with an unequaled, luxurious, full-flavor mouthfeel.
Proprietary Cooking Process
After hand-selecting and milling our grains, we cook them to the exact specifications of our founder’s personal recipes. This process yields a mash that rests for days in our open-air vats to ferment and produces a sweet aroma that envelops every corner of our distillery.
Toasted & Charred Barrels
Developing our super-premium whiskey takes time. We slowly toast our barrels over a wood-fired flame before charring, a process that takes up to 20 minutes per barrel. Toasting coaxes sugars from deep in the fibers of the wood which mingle with the distillate during the aging process, giving our whiskeys unparalleled complexity and flavor.
110 Proof At Barrel Entry
In the spirit of preserving flavor, we put our liquid in the barrel at 110 proof, a much lower level than the allowed 125 proof many distilleries employ. This provides us with less of a yield when harvesting the barrel. It may be more costly to do so, but allows more nuance and interaction between the liquid and the barrel during the maturation process. The result is a balanced whiskey that reveals a taste like no other.
Extreme Small Batch
The ultimate testament to our uncompromising standards is our use of no more than fifteen barrels to make one batch of our signature whiskeys. Small Batch does not have a legal limit to the number of barrels harvested per batch, leading other distilleries to use the term liberally. For us, using such a small number of barrels allows the detail and craft of our whiskey-making to shine while yielding a whiskey full of flavor and character.
Never Chill Filtered
It takes a lot of love and steps to create our signature whiskeys, so much so that we take extra care to make sure what’s in the bottle is exact to the barrel. Therefore, we forego any chill filtering to preserve the flavors nature created.