Ransom Henry DuYore's Rye Whiskey
We are proud to offer up this bright and citrus-driven whiskey with its caramel, spice, and honey notes as a fitting tribute to the legendary old moonshiner Henry DuYore.
Henry DuYore’s Rye Whiskey speaks to our aspiration to release spirits that balance the character of their grains of origin with the influence of the years passed in oak barrels. An abiding fondness for the flavor of rye inspired us to produce our own bottling.
With this Rye Whiskey, we sought to temper the admirable innate feistiness of rye with the rich, supple flavor of malted barley. Rye proved to be a worthy adversary for the old-fashioned Ransom mashing system, which we originally designed for the more cooperative malted barley. The texture of the rye grain made it impossible to push our house mashed base wort above fifty percent rye, so we selected a well-made rye white dog to bring the rye to the forefront of our blend. We feel that the resulting whiskey retains the texture, aromatics, and flavor of an artisan pot-distilled spirit. We are proud to offer up this bright and citrus-driven whiskey as a fitting tribute to the legendary old moonshiner Henry DuYore.
Although he is now completely reformed, Henry’s true identity cannot be revealed. You might find him in his cabin, whittling, reading classic literature, or enjoying the occasional nip of good whiskey…or you might even find him right around here.
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In 2022, Ransom Spirits is proud to celebrate 25 years of continued dedication to delivering Oregon's highest quality spirits, made by hand, not robots.