Cody Road Single Barrel Rye
Buffalo Bill Cody was born in the small Iowa town of Le Claire in 1846. You’ll find our distillery here on his namesake highway… Cody Road. This whiskey enters the barrel at 96 proof, much lower than typical. The higher water content dissolves sugars quickly and makes for unique sweetness. After losing some alcohol during aging, we take this out of the barrel at 92 proof and into the bottle. Experience a rye unlike any other right here on Cody Road!
Grain bill: 95% rye, 5% barley malt
Serving style: Easy sipping on the rocks or neat. Plenty of room for sweet and bitters in a classic Manhattan or Sazerac.
Tasting notes: Sweet and approachable with bright notes of apple, banana and pear. Followed with the tell tale spice of rye on the finish.
Our difference is our grain to glass approach
We’re surrounded by some of the finest grain fields in the world. It only makes sense to make the finest spirits from that grain as well. We purchase farm fresh grain, directly from the farmers who grow it. 100% of our grains come from within 25 miles of our distillery. Take our tour and you can see the entire process of spirit making from beginning to end. We’re one of a handful of distillers in the U.S. who take the “grain to glass” small batch distillation approach.
What “grain to glass” means is that we handle every step of the process ourselves, taking our fresh grain and make it into your favorite liquors. We sort and clean the grain and then mill it into a flour-like consistency. We cook the grain to make our mash and then add yeast to let it ferment. We distill the fermented mash and then filter it and blend it to proof. From there, it either goes into a barrel or a bottle. We bottle our spirits by hand. The important thing is that it is all done under our watchful eye, under one roof. We don’t outsource anything. It’s not always efficient but we pride ourselves on inefficiencies that result in a premium product. We know you’ll grow to appreciate our “grain to glass” approach once our spirits go from that glass onto your taste-buds!