Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Yankee Distilling debuting its spirits on Saturday

Yankee's first rum.
Yankee Distillers, founded by the co-founder of Albany Distilling, will put its first batch of wares before the public on Saturday at the Exit 9 Wine & Liquor Warehouse in Halfmoon.

The new distillery, founded by Matt Jager with partners Walt Kleemeier and Scott Luning, officially opened in late July at 5 Fairchild Square in Clifton Park.

On Saturday, visitors to the Exit 9 store, located at 9 Halfmoon Crossing Boulevard, will be able to sample Yankee Bourbon Whiskey, Yankee Rye Whiskey, and Yankee Colonial White Rum. 

They're all young spirits. The bourbon is made from a grain mash of corn, rye, malted barley and smoked malt. The rye is made from rye, wheat, and malted wheat. The rum is made from a blend of Caribbean and domestic molasses. A Colonial Amber version of the rum will be available after aging for several months in wood.

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