This is not a review of One Eight Distilling Untitled Whiskey No. 18, released on June 18, 2020. I say this because when I pre-ordered it, One Eight included a tasting pack with the individual components that went into the blend – cask strength District Rye and a cask strength single barrel of the 14 year old bourbon (I believe from MGP). Before I get too sidetracked on the Untitled Whiskey No. 18 release, I actually want to focus on the cask strength District Made Rye.
It could be argued that one of the more interesting things about this Untitled release is that One Eight included samples of the two components of the blend, both of which have never been released by One Eight. I applaud One Eight for doing this. It’s so exciting to be one of the first outside people to be trying the District rye in cask strength form. Their District Made Rye, a 2 year old 47.5% ABV rye, has never been particularly exciting for me, but the prospect of trying the cask strength version is too compelling to pass-up, plus they included it for free in the pre-order so I’m obligated to drink it. I was told that this particular rye comes from a few 25 gallon barrels, so that’s interesting to learn. This is a rare opportunity to try the rye in its hopefully full glory, so let’s find out what the deal is in this One Eight Distilling District Made Rye Cask Strength review.