Roknar Minnesota Rye Whiskey
Born of non-GMO AC Hazlet Winter Rye and Heirloom Corn planted and harvested by head distiller Michael Swanson, Roknar Minnesota Rye is milled, fermented and distilled in very small batches.
Aged for 16 months in 15-gallon charred oak barrels and finished in Cognac casks.
With a mash bill of 80% rye, 10% corn and 10% malt barley, Far North aims to establish MINNESOTA RYE as a regional style in the spirit of Pennsylvania and Maryland-style ryes.
Roknar marries aromas of brown sugar and cinnamon with vanilla bean, roasted almonds and freshly sawn oak. These scents are precisely restated as flavors on a butter-smooth palate, with additional notes of smoked ham and balsa wood. Finishing with a hint of soft-baked pretzels, Roknar lingers cheerfully with a warming note of star anise.
2 oz Roknar rye
3 drops Angostura bitters
Bartender’s spoon (or two) simple syrup
Stir over ice 40 rotations. Strain into glass. Garnish with orange peel and black cherry.