American Whiskey - Rye

Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey

From: Pennsylvania, United States Liquor Review Category: Rye American Whiskey

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Tier 2
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Dad's Hat Pennsylvania rye is made with 100% rye grain grown in Pennsylvania (many rye whiskeys are blended with barley, corn or other grains). The rye is aged in charred American oak "quarter casks" (smaller barrels than the standard 55-gallon drums in order to promote greater contact with the wood). They make a point of aging the barrels in temperature controlled environments, which they believe improves the flavor (temperature variations are common in open air warehouses over the seasons).

Mountain Laurel Spirits was founded by Herman Mihalich and John Cooper in Pennsylvania, which they regard as the birthplace of rye whiskey. The name of the spirits—Dad's Hat—are in honor of Mihalich's father who owned a large inventory of hats and wore them as a "subtle, personal signature." Mihalich has a background in chemical engineering with a BS from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Wharton. Cooper was a college friend of Mihalich's, who met each other as students at Wharton and came together 3 decades later to found the company.

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This bottle has 2 ratings and 2 reviews.
Brian Loch Brian Loch (3) (2015-11-23)
Wow, what a spirit. Initial nose is that of rye bread. Wonderfully smooth with just a splash of water. Has a nice cinnamon burst with wonderful bread finish. Does not lend itself nicely on the rocks so dont insult it so. When you think of Pennsylvania Rye look no further. Wonderful, just wonderful.
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EricDrinksLiquor EricDrinksLiquor (41) (2015-03-24)
Only bought it because I liked the name. Good, but nothing that needs revisiting.
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