In the early 1800s, Maryland farmers treasured rye for its fibrous and sturdy nature, which kept soil healthy and protected the land from erosion. It also made a great quality Whiskey. Sagamore Spirit celebrates the history of Maryland’s great distillers and is committed to inspiring a global passion for Maryland Rye whiskey. Sagamore is unique in both its mash bill and proofing process. Each spirit is a blend of two different mash bills – a high rye and a low rye – and then proofed with spring-fed water from the Sagamore Farm Spring House. Fed from a limestone aquifer, this pure and naturally filtered water is crisp and calcium-rich – perfect for making Maryland-Style Rye whiskey.
Caramel straw in colour. The bouquet shows vanilla caramel, wood shavings and orange peel towards the end. Peanuts, rubbed brass and a little cherrywood. A hint of subtle all-spice and black pepper, popcorn, fudge and brown sugar. A touch sweet and lacking that robust forceful rye nature we’ve become familiar with. The palate shows even more vanilla and caramel, gentle and oaky. The finish shows candied dried orange peel with notes of clove and nutmeg. Lingering hints of walnut and brown sugar.