Based on the careful study of the creation process for vatted malts, these time-honored techniques and traditions have now been applied for the first time to blend and produce the best possible tasting straight rye whiskey. The five straight rye whiskeys used in the blend range from 4 to 15 years old and were sourced from distilleries across North America— Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Alberta, Canada. They are married together in vats, further aged until the flavors are optimally harmonized and then bottled in Philadelphia. The spirit is non-chill filtered to preserve its nuances and robustness. Well-rounded yet concentrated on the palate, Hochstadter’s Vatted Straight Rye Whiskey exudes notes of blackstrap molasses, nutmeg, mace, clove, German-style rye bread and sour cherries. At 50 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), it is well-suited for mixing in classic rye cocktails like Manhattans, Sazeracs, Old-Fashioneds and Juleps, but also for sipping straight or on ice.