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Press Release

Proof and Wood Releases The Globe Polish Rye, A Whiskey with International Roots

New Canaan, Connecticut  – (Bardstown, KY) April 5, 2023 – Proof & Wood Ventures has launched a limited-edition whiskey that touches several continents and countries. 

The Globe is a rye whiskey, distilled in Poland in 2013 from a mashbill of 100% rye. This was first aged in French oak barrels, then transported to Kentucky and aged in former bourbon barrels.  After a total of eight years, the rye was transferred to barrels previously containing Jamaican pot still rum.  The rye then finished in these barrels for over a year before being bottled at 99 proof.

Tasting notes from our friends at Modern Distillery age are as follows: 

Appearance: dark amber

Aroma: sweet, rye spice

Taste: dark fruits – prunes, raisins, figs; candy-like sweetness

Body: full, rich

Finish: rye spicy, sweet, dark fruits, alcohol warmth

Blender and Proof and Wood founder, Dave Schmier states “The bold and spicy flavors of the Polish rye were a perfect max for the sweet and funky notes of The Jamaican Rum, complex flavors and nosing notes exemplify these unique offering.  Sadly, this is the last of the Polish rye stock we acquired and since the distillery in Poland is no longer operational, will be our last bottling of this rye.   That said, the intense and pleasant flavor from this bottling is a great way to say goodbye to this rye.  I recommend pairing a dram with a spicy cigar.”

This is the second of Proof and Wood’s Polish Rye releases. The first being The Stranger – made with Rye from Poland that made its way over to the US where it was aged in ex-bourbon barrels and then ex-rye barrels.

The Globe has a suggested retail price of $79.99 per 750ml and will soon be found on the shelves in over 30 states around the country.

For more information, please contact Dave Schmier at [email protected] or 203-8567-8680.

ABOUT PROOF & WOOD VENTURES, INC.

At Proof & Wood Ventures, Inc., we invest in and develop spirits brands, and age our own spirits. Our core business is sourcing and bottling fine American whiskies, but we also import other high-quality spirits from around the world that were not available in the US previously. Founder Dave Schmier is delighted to be able to create both cocktail-friendly bottlings for value-focused bartenders and high-end collectors’ editions for connoisseurs.

“Our name comes from the two things we control as a blender and finisher of fine spirits, and the two things that are incredibly important to any spirit’s flavor: the proof it’s bottled at, and the wood of the barrel we age it in,” Schmier says. “That is who we are.”

Media Contact

Dave Schmier

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https://www.proofandwood.com/