Spirits

Tanner’s Curse Rye

Whiskey Distilled from Rye Mash

Tasting notes

Mash Bill – 95% rye 5% malted rye

Appearance

Notice a clear sparkle

Aroma

Heavy with oil and rye grains

Spicy but creamy like hot butter

Flavor

Gentle and clean, more oil and rye

Thick mouthfeel

Opens to green fruit including apples and pears

Finish

Medium-length, warm but not too hot, thick and oily

No burn. Light spice and more green fruit

Tanner’s Curse Rye

Whiskey Distilled from Rye Mash

Tasting notes

Mash Bill – 95% rye 5% malted rye

Appearance

Notice a clear sparkle

Aroma

Heavy with oil and rye grains

Spicy but creamy like hot butter

Flavor

Gentle and clean, more oil and rye

Thick mouthfeel

Opens to green fruit including apples and pears

Finish

Medium-length, warm but not too hot, thick and oily

No burn. Light spice and more green fruit

Our Heritage

In 1785, the Bluegrass could be a wild and bloody place. The landscape was raw, the living thin, and conflict was inevitable. And when a God-fearing man named Tanner founded Petersburg, Kentucky smack atop a prehistoric graveyard of the Fort Ancient people, he had made a major mistake. A mistake he paid for with lives.

It started on a chilly October dawn, the white moon hanging in the sky like coyote eyes, when Tanner’s two eldest sons embarked in canoes on a hunting trip down the Ohio River. They were ambushed by natives at a point in the river called Split Rock, and for two days the men held their attackers at bay until the natives received reinforcements. Knowing his disadvantage, Ezra Tanner made a deal with the Chief to meet him in a tomahawk fight to the death, with the winner to be spared. After an hour, the young Tanner split the Indian’s skull wide open. Contest over. But the Indians reneged on the deal, and immediately attacked Tanner and his companions, killing the boys deader than a stone.

These early Americans fought for their place in history, and their influence runs as clear as the whiskey in this vessel. Like the alabaster moon the embers of their souls live on, well beyond the battle.

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