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Sweet Mash Rye Finished in PX Brandy Barrels

The Hard Truth Barrel Finish Reserve collection started with a selection of the highest quality wine barrels in the world. These were paired with custom blends of Hard Truth’s RW-1 Sweet Mash Rye, each designed to enhance the qualities of the barrels without sacrificing the complexity and richness of the whiskey itself.

Each barrel contributs unique flavor expressions that can’t be replicated, resulting in a perfect marrying of the spice, fruit, and complex mouthfeel of Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye with a truly unique expression of the distillery or vineyard that these barrels came from.

We recommend trying each of these Barrel Finish Reserve whiskeys next to a bottle of Sweet Mash Rye to taste the incredible complexity brought out from these barrels and how they enhance the flavor in our whiskey.

About the barrel:

New cooperage, 225 L, American Oak barrels that originally house PX Sherry for 17 years are filled with Brandy de Jerez, where it undergoes the solera process until harvest. The resulting spirit is sweet in flavor with complex baking spice notes and a touch of fruit.


Sweet Mash Rye Finished in PX Brandy Barrels
Sweet Mash Rye Finished in PX Brandy Barrels

Spirit Specs

  • Custom blend of Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye RW-1 for PX Brandy Barrels
  • Two barrel batch
  • Bottled at 114 proof (57% ABV)
  • Available in 750 mL bottles
  • Appearance

  • Aroma

    Bold notes of maple syrup, baking spices, and candied fruit
  • Taste

    Sweet brown sugar and maple are quickly overtaken by soft fruit notes, rich clove, cinnamon, and pepper
  • Finish

    A warming touch of cinnamon and shortbread give way to toffee and a hint of oak
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