Tasting Notes: Apple, Clove, Toast, Chocolate
Founded in 2013, Two James Spirits is the first distillery to open in Detroit since the end of Prohibition. Founders David Landrum and Peter Bailey named the distillery after their fathers, both named "James." Their Catcher's Rye Whiskey is made from 100% Michigan-grown rye and water from the Great Lakes, for a distinct flavor and homage to the state's terroir.
Amber in color with a nose of clove and honey. Caramel apple characterizes the initial taste, as does nutmeg and brown sugar. Softer initially, the mid-palate pops sharply with notes of cardamom and cinnamon. The rye mellows and finishes with burnt vanilla sugar and dark chocolate.