I was recently approached by the folks at Neimuth's Southside Market in Appleton to review a few of their store picks: Great Northern Rye Dapper and Richmond Rye Lil'Nog'n. As such, today's review will be a twofer. As a matter of full disclosure, I was provided samples of each in exchange for my no-strings-attached, honest reviews.
Great Northern Rye Dapper
Great Northern Distilling is located in Plover, which is just outside of Stevens Point. Founded in 2014 by its president and head-distiller Brian Cummings, Great Northern sources everything locally and is a big supporter of transparency. He started with distilling rum, then potato vodka, gin, and finally, whiskey.
Our rye whiskey is made in an old east coast style, reminiscent of a Maryland style rye. Different than a Kentucky rye, we use a higher proportion of raw rye grain, rye malt rather than barley malt which gives a more savory rye flavor rather than the sharpness of the barley, and just a touch of corn to round out the edges. - Great Northern Distilling
Today many distillers care more about maturing their spirit quickly with wood extracts. A traditional slow maturation process results in a full-bodied flavor that can only be accomplished from years in high-quality wood barrels. - 45th Parallel Distillery
- Bottle = Buy It
- Bar = Try It
- Bust = Leave It