Albany Distilling Co – Club Barrel Visit – April 27, 2019
On Saturday, April 27th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club went to Albany Distilling Co for the one-year anniversary tasting of a 53-gallon barrel that we filled in 2018. We were very excited to taste from our barrel which consisted of a mash bill that we voted on (similar to MGP’s rye mash bill).
The moment of truth came when we sampled from the barrel and wow, it was really good for just one year! The plan is to wait at least four years before we bottle any of the rye whiskey or remove some to be finished in another cask.
Some members met before the tasting for a beer at Wolff’s followed by lunch at the ramen shop next door. After the tasting we did get to try from two other Albany Distilling Co products, one a barrel strength wine finished Bourbon and the other a double-cask 4-year Bourbon. This was followed by a trip to the Bottle Shop for some other tastes and cocktails for those who stayed.
Overall, a very fun visit and we can’t wait for 2020!! A big shout out to Albany Distilling Co for being such great hosts for our first club barrel.