Ogden’s Own is an Ogden, Utah-based distillery that’s been open since 2009 and up till now has primarily focused on vodka and flavored spirits. No, I’m not reviewing a flavored whiskey, I’m reviewing Ogden’s Own’s brand-new Porter’s Rye Whiskey, their first straight whiskey. Porter refers to Orrin Porter Rockwell, Joseph Smith and Brigham Young’s bodyguard. It’s Utah, so these types of references make more sense in the context of where the distillery is located.
Porter’s Straight Rye is sourced from MGP in Indiana, but is “aged, blended, and bottled by Ogden’s Own Distillery”. I was able to clarify that it was aged for 1 year in Indiana and then the rest in Utah, making it about 3-4 years old now. Differences in weather and elevation between Utah and Indiana probably impact barrel aging, but it’s hard to say how. From what I understand about availability in 2020, Porter’s Rye Whiskey is currently sold in Utah, California, Michigan, and Nevada, as well as online through Hi-Time Wine. It’s funny because I’m reviewing a whiskey that I can’t even buy locally; but since I have this bottle in my possession, let’s learn more about this new rye whiskey in this Ogden’s Own Porter’s Rye Whiskey review.
Thank you to Ogden’s Own for providing me with this bottle. This was provided with no strings attached, so I am writing this as if I purchased it myself.