J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
German Straight Rye Whiskey
Stork Club Straight Rye is a German whiskey made from 100% rye. The rye comes from the surrounding fields in Brandenburg, and after fermentation it is slowly distilled in a small 100-litre “hybrid still”. The storage takes place on a mixture of dishes, i.a. ex-bourbon and German white wine casks, which is quite unique and gives the whiskey a juicy and elegant character. This version is bottled at 45% alcohol.
Nose: Butter chocolate and peppery oak, with a touch of berry fruit and rye bread.
Taste: Butterscotch and ginger spice, with rich mocha that brings toasty warmth.
Finish: Bold citrus and dark chocolate.
Serving suggestions: Can be enjoyed neat or in cocktails.
60 kilometers from Berlin, right in the middle of Germany’s granary, Brandenburg, lies the Spreewood Distillery. The fields around the distillery supply the rye for the whiskey – in fact, Brandenburg is Europe’s largest rye-producing area and even American distillers buy grain from here for their rye whiskeys! Steffen Lohr, Bastian Heuser, Sebastian Brack took over the distillery in 2016. Since then, they have spent the time refining the 2 recipes that the distillery operates with: one on 100% malted rye, and the other 100% unmalted rye. The unmalted rye gives a more robust and spicy whisky, while the malted is rounder, softer and sweeter. After the distillation, the spirit is filled into casks at 60% – and here both bourbon, sherry and wine casks from selected wineries in Germany are used.