Photo credits: Woody Creek Distillers
William H. Macy Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey by Woody Creek Distillers, 50%, $199 Colorado may be landlocked, but it has a sea of great Bourbon and whiskey.
Woody Creek Distillers, located down the road from Aspen, has been handcrafting distilled spirits since 2012 using Colorado-sourced ingredients. They have teamed up with neighbor and famed actor William H. Macy (Fargo, Jurassic Park III, Showtime series Shameless). Mr. Macy is an appreciator of Rye.
Macy Reserve, a 10-year-old, the distillery’s oldest and first bottled-in-bond expression, was created in close collaboration with Macy. Macy, a true rye aficionado, tasted numerous barrels at the distillery and honed in on those at 100 proof with an 80% rye and 20% malted barley mash bill.
“After tasting a barrel that was my favorite, I had a revelation. I used to think there was magic in the world, but now I know it. I hope everyone enjoys Macy Reserve as much as I do, and I’m proud that it bears my name.”