locke + co. aspen aged rye whiskey

the rye you want and need

Locke + Co Aspen Aged Rye Limited Release Single Barrel

locke + co. flagship rye

product


Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey

proof


90 Proof

aroma


Baking bread
Caramel and Toffee notes
Light Brown Sugar
Hints of Cinnamon
Oaky and baking spices
As I pull away I get hints of dry fig, honey and bananas

taste


The rye whiskey starts with sweetness. Hints of cherry pits and vanilla, and then the spice of the rye comes in on the tip of my tongue, but it has a soft mouthfeel to it.

Mid-palate, there are subtle notes of caramel and golden maple syrup with some tobacco and cinnamon notes as it becomes buttery smooth, and well-rounded between the sweet and spicy characteristics. 

finish


A nice clean finish with ginger, black pepper spice, and moderate warmth with a dry sawdust bite.

aging process


Our Flagship Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey is aged two years in brand new 30-gallon oak barrels from the Barrel Mill out of Minnesota. We use char levels 2, 3, 4, and 5. After the two years of aging, we blend the whiskey in large tanks.

We then finish the whiskey by dropping in hand cut and hand charred aspen wood discs that float in the whiskey for additional eight months.

We then blend again before bottling.

awards


Award - Silver - Proof Awards - 2021
Award - Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2021
2022 SFWSC Gold Medal
Award - Gold - Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival - 2019

gold


  • Gold at 2022 Denver International Spirits Competition
  • Gold at 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

locke + co. limited release single barrel rye

product


Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Single Barrel Rye Whiskey

proof


129-132 Proof

aroma


Floral
Fruity
Rye Spice
Figs
Ethanol

taste


A strong Colorado rye punch followed calm vanilla, pepper, and leather notes.  

finish


A rich vanilla finish with notes of leather and oak lasting roughly 8-11 seconds.

aging process


We age our Single Barrel Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey for three years in new 30-gallon oak barrels from Minnesota’s Barrel Mill; we select from char levels 2, 3, 4, and 5.

We finish the whiskey by dropping hand-cut and charred aspen wood discs in the barrel for an additional eight months, keeping each barrel in separate 50-gallon drums.


recommendation


“I always recommend Locke + Co, especially if you’re a rye whiskey lover. If you want some next-level whiskey out of the brand, this bottle is a must-pick-up for you. The increased proof is one of my favorite parts of it, being mainly a bourbon drinker. The difference I notice and love compared to their small batches is the stronger vanilla and leather notes. My overall thought on the Single Barrel is that if you see it on the shelf, you must pick it up, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.” 

Matt Hondorf – Founder of Colorado Spirits Collective

 


review


Dusty Dan’s Whiskey Reviews

Locke + Co Aspen Aged Rye Limited Release Single Barrel Review