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Leatherneck Rye Whiskey - Covid Bottle Edition

Leatherneck Rye Whiskey - Covid Bottle Edition

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90 Proof / 45% ABV

Silver Medal- The 50 Best Rye Whiskey 2022

Semper Fi! Born in a bar in 1775, the Marines wore a stiff leather collar to protect their necks as they boarded enemy vessels. Today, the term ‘Leatherneck’ symbolizes the indomitable fighting spirit of the United States Marine Corps. Here’s to the Leatherneck!

1350 Distilling’s celebratory spirit fittingly represents the United States Marine Corps for our President and Head Distiller, retired USMC Lt. Col. Phill Bragg, and for all Leathernecks, for it was released on 10 November 2020 for both 1350 Distilling's one year anniversary (through the pandemic) and the 245th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. For these historical and personal reasons, 1350 Distilling proclaims the Leatherneck Whiskey as the ‘Official Veterans' Day American Spirit’!

The Leatherneck is a three-year aged, “high-rye”, straight rye whiskey with a 75% rye mash-build. The nose is light, the flavor rye-spiced and caramel-smooth with a refreshing finish of green apple skins. The 90 Proof (45% ABV) is our second highest proofed spirit, but like all of our whiskeys, it is deliciously smooth and always a top hit. Make a classic Old Fashioned or Manhattan with our Leatherneck.

Like many businesses across the nation, we have had to temporarily use a round bottle due to supply shortages. We now have what we like to call our "Covid Bottle Edition" of our same great-tasting 1350 spirits inside a round bottle. They may be the only thing out of the pandemic that you will want to hold onto. As soon as our square bottles return, we will bring them back to the shop too.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support!

Tasting Notes

Nose: Sweet caramel, burnt sugar, molasses, vanilla, butter cream, nougat, ripe banana, cherry, blueberry, orange peel, ginger, sweet spice, walnut, burnt new wood.

Palate: Cocoa, vanilla, plum, strawberry, honey, honeysuckle, honey-nut, soft grains, ginger, mint, hint of spice, black tea, leather, smoky, lightly charred barrel, oak, creamy.

Finish: Honey, Juicy Fruit gum, orange peel, sweet bread, toast, dry leaves, strong pepper, balanced, nice, soft, gentle."

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