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Driftless Glen

Rye Whiskey

Rye Whiskey

Handcrafted In Wisconsin

We are located at the edge of the Driftless Area – a unique topographical part of the state that was missed by the last glaciation 15,000 years ago. This gave us rugged hills, deep river valleys, rich prairies, abundant limestone, and sandy soil. Most importantly, it means that we now have a natural sandstone aquifer. The terroir of the local region makes for prime conditions to grow grains and is an excellent water source, allowing us to produce our award-winning whiskey.
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Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey

Our Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey consists of about twenty barrels, hand-selected by our distillers, and combined together. This is bottled at 96 proof.

This high rye mash bill of our small batch preserves the grain’s distinct spice, even after years of age in our Wisconsin rackhouse. Caramel and chocolate notes from the malt round out this carefully-formulated batch.

ACCOLADES
87 Rating – Whisky Advocate Summer 2019 Buyers Guide

Silver Medal
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America 2017

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Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

Our Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey comes in two varieties: at 96 proof and at Cask Strength.

96 Proof – Single Barrel – Straight Rye Whiskey

Exceptional individual barrels of rye are found in all corners of our Wisconsin rackhouse and pulled aside for our single barrel project. Look for notes of cherry and dark chocolate in this truly unique bottle.

Cask Strength – Single Barrel – Straight Rye Whiskey

From barrel to bottle, this outstanding single barrel selection is presented at cask strength and with minimal filtration. Notes of dark chocolate, fruit, and licorice join our rye’s characteristic spice in this one-of-a-kind bottle.

ACCOLADES

Gold Medal – London Spirits Competition 2021

Gold Medal – The 50 Best Rye 2019

91 Rating – New York International Spirits Competition 2019

89 Rating – Whisky Advocate Winter 2018 Buyers Guide

Bronze Medal
American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) 2020 – Cask Strength
London Spirits Competition 2019

Silver Medal
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America 2017

Gold Medal Whiskies of the World Awards, Rye: > 5 years

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51 Rye Whiskey

We’re proud to present this rye whiskey, handcrafted in the traditional Maryland style. It showcases the softer, sweeter side of rye. 51% rye mash, 51% alcohol, and 100% Driftless.

ACCOLADES
Gold Medals
American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) 2020
Heartland Spirits Competition 2019 – Best in State & Best in Class Rye Whiskey
New York International Spirits Competition 2019 – 94 Rating & WI Distillery of the Year
50 Best Rye Whiskey’s 2019

88 Points – Whisky Advocate Winter 2018 

Silver Medal

London Spirits Competition 2021
San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) 2020
London Spirits Competition 2019
American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) 2018
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America 2017

Bronze Medal
American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) 2019

Gold Medal Whiskies of the World Awards, Rye: 2 to 5 years