On today's episode we have a glass of Detrick 4 barrel 4 grain straight rye from the Belle of Dayton Distillery. When Belle of Dayton Distillery heard of the old brand Detricks, they decided to bring it back. A brand well known for their gin and vodka, This is Belle of Dayton's first go at a whiskey, and they went with a Rye! A very impressive and gutsy move, that paid off! All that and more on today's episode of Whiskey Chasers!
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Belle of Dayton Detrick Straight Rye Four barrel 4 Grain
52% (104 Proof)
At least 2 years old
$69.95 OHLQ price
- Drinks hotter due to the rye spice
- Mild sweetness from the corn
- Butterscotch, Quality, Like a werthers
- Toasted Marshmallow (more toasted than marshmallow)
- Cold Black tea
- Smooths out into a velvety finish
At 104 proof, this has some fire to it, and the rye makes it even hotter. By no means is this a negative. A spicy rye with a hint of sweetness, it starts strong but softens as it goes, ending in a velvety finish. The sweetness is mild, and we compare it to a black tea with a little honey.
For this being Belle of Dayton's first whiskey, I can say without a doubt that I am excited for more. To come out of the gate with a Rye instead of a bourbon is a risky move, but it sets them apart, and since they succeeded in the bottle, puts them in front of the pack.
- Personally, local craft distilleries always have a spot on my shelf and in my collection
- Which means I get really excited when I find a new distillery that is making their own whiskey.
- Belle of Dayton Distillery has been around since 2013
- Three brothers decided that it was a good idea to go into the distilling business when everyone else was going into the brewery business
- They took classes in Kentucky and Chicago before renovating a building that is located in the historic Oregon District of Dayton.
- Got their start just making vodka and gin and they took their time producing their whiskey
- They make a vodka called Hell’s Vodka that combines the hottest peppers
- Prior to prohibition, Detrick Distilling Co. operated a distillery in Tippecanoe and sold its copper-distilled rye whiskey in Dayton.
- These brothers decided they wanted to attempt to bring back a part of history to the city of dayton.
- This bottle, has a blend of 4 different rye barrels (53 gallon)
- A 6 year old barrel (barreled 5/14/15)
- Almost 5 year old barrel (barreled 4/29/16)
- Almost a year old barrel (8/24/17)
- Almost a year old barrel (4/20/18)
- That means these guys have been sitting on barrels of whiskey for 6 years
- Their first attempt at a whiskey and they win double gold at the World of Spirits Competition
- The bottles out right now are from their first blend from 2021 and The next bottle they plan to put out will be older than this one!