Silver Medal- The Fifty 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 at 1350 Distilling's one year business anniversary (through the pandemic) and the 245th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps on 10 November 2020. The Leatherneck Whiskey is a strong, spicy, and memorable three-year aged, 99% rye whiskey. For these historical and personal reasons, 1350 Distilling proclaims the Leatherneck Whiskey as the ‘Official Veterans' Day American Spirit’!
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."