Widow Jane has launched a new rye, the latest in the Brooklyn distillery’s collection of small-batch whiskeys.
A statement from Widow Jane noted that their new Paradigm Rye will have a “soft rollout” in key markets, then the new rye whiskey will hit shelves across the U.S. later this summer.
Paradigm Rye is the first nationally available Widow Jane product that’s made up of whiskey distilled at the brand’s home on Conover Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
For a half decade now, the Widow Jane team has filled barrels of rye whiskey distilled in-house, and with the earliest barrels now mature, it’s been blended with hand-selected ryes from Kentucky and Indiana.
Widow Jane’s head distiller and blender, Sienna Jevremov, said the goal with Paradigm is to “reset the standard for great rye whiskey that spotlights equally the arts of distilling, blending, and finishing, which embodies what we do here at Widow Jane. Paradigm Rye follows the brand’s history of bringing an unusual, fruit forward profile in a rye, backed up with the spice that bartenders seek for cocktails.”
Paradigm Rye is non-chill filtered and proofed with limestone mineral water from the Rosendale Mines of New York.
The distiller’s notes show that on the nose, the rye whiskey has aromas of lemon meringue pie, spring flowers, cut grass, and lychee. The palate tastes of buttered rye toast, mandarin marmalade, cedar, and white pepper. It finishes with hints of thyme, artichoke, Earl Grey tea, sandalwood, and peach.
For more information, check out www.widowjane.com.