Great Lakes Distillery unveils new rye whiskey

Milwaukee-based Great Lakes Distillery LLC unveiled its Menomonee Valley Straight Rye Whiskey last week.

Menomonee Valley Rye recalls a time when rye whiskey was made in the valley more than 100 years ago.

“We produced this rye the first year we moved to our present location, and we’re happy to share this limited run of history with you,” said Guy Rehorst, founder and chief executive officer of Great Lakes Distillery.

Menomonee Valley Rye has been aged four years and eight months in 53-gallon barrels. It was produced from a mash of 75 percent rye, 12.5-percent corn and 12.5 percent malt. Only 544 750-milliliter bottles were produced.

A very limited amount will be available at liquor stores.

To read a recent BizTimes Milwaukee cover story about Great Lakes Distillery, click here.

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