Hand-picked Peach Rock & Rye

Peach Rock & Rye- released Sept 9
And now for something a bit different..... Stone Barn is releasing a Peach Rock & Rye.    Rock & Rye is a whiskey-based liqueur that was more common pre-prohibition, rock candy being used to improve a lesser rye perhaps.  From what we've read, it was sometimes spiced to improve its palatability,

We liked the name and felt we could work within the Federal classification scheme with our own new & revised rocking interpretation.

Erika picked several hundred pounds of peaches at the top of the season last year. We washed & cut the peaches, then shoved them into the bung holes of two oak barrels. We added our organic rye and then it aged for a year.  Earlier this summer, we filtered, racked, and settled the spirit, then blended the minimum amount of organic cane sugar to make it fit the classification.  It does rock!-   bottled at 76 proof and released today, we hope you like it.

Some drink ideas:  Juleps, sours- This weekend we are going to experiment with a spicy take on peaches using Ancho Reyes, a Mexican ancho pepper liqueur gifted by a friend.