In late 2020, One Eight Distilling, a DC-based distillery, released their second-ever limited-edition rye: a 5 year and 186 day old single barrel cask strength rye aged in 53 gallon barrels, and one of their oldest homemade whiskeys to date. This cask strength rye is unique as it’s made completely from mid-Atlantic-sourced grains, has a unique blend of ryes, and is aged in the DC area. As a limited-edition single barrel release, less than 200 bottles were ever produced and is currently sold-out…helpful I know.
I’ve reviewed a number of One Eight’s Untitled-branded whiskeys, which fully or partially utilize sourced whiskey, but their District Made line is completely distilled and bottled in DC. Given how small DC is, One Eight is one of only a few whiskey distillers in DC proper, and the best known one in the area (Joseph Magnus moved to Michigan so they don’t count any longer). This is my first time really taking time to get to know their homemade whiskey, so let’s get acquainted in this One Eight District Made Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye review.