Catskill Provisions, the artisanal food and craft spirits company founded in 2010, is excited to announce the re-release of its popular New York Honey Whiskey. This much-acclaimed honey infused rye is now being rectified, blended, filtered and bottled in Rochester, NY.
“After a long search, I finally found the ideal rye to complement our wildflower honey!” says Catskill Provisions CEO & Co-Founder Claire M. Marin. “it’s a small-batch artisanal whiskey that’s made in South Carolina and, since I’m committed to supporting New York state in every way I can, this meant working with a local distiller”. Her final choice was influenced by the excellent water in the Rochester area. It comes from the Highland Reservoir, which is fed by two Finger Lakes, Hemlock and Canadice, located 25 miles south of the city. Several years ago, the State of New York, City of Rochester and the Nature Conservancy teamed up to ensure the permanent protection of these pristine lakes and the forests that surround them. The result is that Rochester has twice won “Best Tasting Water in New York State”.
We recently finished producing the ninth batch of this smooth, deeply aromatic spirit, further refining and enhancing it’s rich notes of toffee vanilla and smoky spice. The new rye, combined with the award winning water and Catskill Provisions’ late Summer wildflower honey, makes for a perfectly balanced whiskey that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a memorable cocktail. Check out our cocktail page for delicious suggestions!
This re-released whiskey just won the Chairman’s Trophy from Paul Pacult at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2017, who gave it a rating of 94, and commented: “A spicy rye kick is matched with succulent aromas of blossom honey, golden raisin, and burnt orange peel. Rye peeks through the honey, with an earthiness to balance the inherent sweetness. Toasted, nutty, and long.”
Lew Bryson of Malt Advocate Magazine gives Catskill Provisions’ Honey Whiskey a score of 88 — higher than Whistle Pig, Woodford Reserve, Michters, Charbay, and Dad’s Hat Rye