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Sweet Mash Rye Finished in PX Sherry 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 barrels:

Pedro Ximénez Sherry is a thick, sweet, syrupy, dark wine made only from Pedro Ximénez grapes that have been sun-dried in Jerez, Spain — the sherry wine capital of the world. Typically, the wine is fortified, then placed in French Oak barrels and aged upwards of 12 years.


Sweet Mash Rye Finished in PX Sherry Barrels
Sweet Mash Rye Finished in PX Sherry Barrels

Spirit Specs

  • Custom blend of Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye RW-1 for PX Sherry Bottles
  • Three barrel batch
  • Bottled at 113.3 proof (56.65% ABV)
  • Available in 750 mL bottles
  • Appearance

  • Aroma

    Rich notes of vanilla custard, cassis, and rye spice
  • Taste

    Bright fruit, brûléed sugar, and warming spices
  • Finish

    Concord grape jelly and smooth vanilla fade to dark chocolate and clove
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