Is rye, rye?
That’s not some existential koan (well, maybe it is). But for Pittsburgh-based Wigle Whiskey, this question has been the inspiration for an ongoing, back-of-the-barrelhouse science project to explore whether rye grain has, like the wine grapes of the world, terroir. In other words: Does rye whiskey taste different depending on where the rye it’s made with is grown?
© 2014 Bryce T Bauer