Rye (Secale cereale) is a grass grown extensively as a grain and forage crop. It is a member of the wheat tribe (Triticeae) and is closely related to barley and wheat. Rye grain is used for flour, rye bread, rye beer, vodka and great whiskeys.
Here is to a life filled with love, alcohol and clothes on the floor!
Oh my! Tasted some lovely drams today. We are lucky enought to be staying at the Academy House behind Bruichladdich. We walk a few yard from our front door and have the sea and a very fine small independent distillery. Opened in 1841 with a state of the art design, Bruichladdich today still uses the same system and equipment. It all runs quite well. While the owners took this distillery independent only 10 years ago, they still have loads of stock aging right here by the sea. The master distiller, Jim McEwan is playing with finishing these barrels, which are mostly used bourbon, with different wood. I saw madira, port, buffalo trace, french reds, french white, rum etc...I tasted Perdro Xieminez and an amazing scotch finished in an ice wine barrel. Amazing! There was an Octomore that had a green cinnamon smoke that reminded me of Mezcal. I could drink this all day.
And we just chased some sheep down the road. This distillery truly is the Happy Place!