Made by the same hands that created the original bottled cocktail (Slow and Low), Hochstadter's Straight Vatted Rye whiskey brings a different experience to the table. The term "vatted" refers to the process of combining only single malt whiskies, compared to "blended" that combines both single malt whiskies AND grain whiskies. In this case, whiskey is coming from states outside of Pennsylvania, where it's finally bottled, including Indiana, Kentucky, and up into Alberta. Although it's coming in a little hotter at 100 proof it brings a smooth finish and a lot of flavor.
W&W Rank: 3.4 / 5