Our favorite of the barrels we tasted was #4. Aged in American oak with a medium toast and made from North Dakota organic white rye. You will find aromas of fresh marmalade on fresh made rye toast with a touch of honey and a handful of pecans. There are hints of honey, cereal, and fresh persimmons on the palate. And some nice, spicy rye comes through on the back palate moving forward so the fruit does not turn sweet. The finish is all fresh rye, and though this is bottled at 61% ABV the flavors don’t let you know how much alcohol there is! D&M Tasting Notes
Davorin Kuchan is a third generation winemaker and distiller born in Zagreb, Croatia. A prodigal son and an unwavering optimist, Davorin decided to return to childhood family roots after 20 years in California. Overheard frequently claiming that California is “heaven on earth”, Davorin grew up running through the family vineyards and orchards (much faster after sneaking sips of slivovitz and grappa from the 200 year old family still). He continues his family tradition with intention to gather friends, family and neighbors around good food, terrific spirits and loud, occasional off key singing with accordion accompaniment. Menlo College and Berkeley Haas Graduate, Davorin has been known to claim that “Good Stuff Needs NO Special Effects” to the point of actually trade marking it.
Goldrun Rye is fermented and distilled like an eau de vie. Davorin learned his craft by fermenting and distilling backyard fruits of Pear and Peach while in Croatia. He took his craft of distilling fruit and applied it to the rye, essentially treating it as a fruit. Goldrun Rye is 100% white rye from North Dakota that gets fermented for a longer period of time than traditional whiskies before being double distilled.The first distillation is a short and aggressive method called a “stripping run”. This is followed by a second, longer distillation where he also cuts the heads and the tails, keeping only the “heart” of the run. Davorin grew up with his grandmother baking fresh rye bread in the morning and Goldrun Rye recreates his childhood memories of waking up to the aroma of warm baked rye. Michael Kennel, D&M
Goldrun Rye California Whiskey D&M Bottling
- Brand: Old World Spirits
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 3
- SKU #: 198