Ryes Up: Tour, Tasting & Bottle to Celebrate Atlanta's First Rye Since Prohibition, Resurgens Rye
ASW Distillery, crafters of Atlanta hometown whiskey, are celebrating the release of Resurgens Rye, their first rye and Atlanta's first since Prohibition. Spend an afternoon sipping on this delicious whiskey made of 100% malted rye (which, FYI, sold out the first week it hit the shelves) and more liquid happiness from ASW's offerings in this exclusive tour and tasting.
What To Expect
- An in-depth tour of ASW's distillery where you'll discover how their Bourbons, Ryes, Georgia Orchard Apple Brandy, and Single Malt Whiskies are made
- Three 1/2 ounce tastings from ASW's whiskey collection, including their new Resurgens Rye (with fresh, copper-foiled labels) and their original American Spirit Whiskey
- A souvenir bottle of their small-batch Resurgens Rye to take home
- A special discount on anything in the ASW store, including whiskey glasses, decanters, and small oak barrels to barrel age your spirits at home
Led by head distiller Justin Manglitz, a homebrew and craft booze legend from Athens, Georgia, ASW Distillery hopes to follow in the footsteps of Georgia's incredible craft breweries and help put Atlanta on the map for craft whiskey. Since launching Atlanta's original post-Prohibition whiskey brand, American Spirit Whiskey (a smooth, silver whiskey), in 2011, they've gone on to bring us such boozy goodness as Fiddler Bourbon, Atlanta's first high-wheat bourbon, Armour & Oak Apple Brandy made with 100% North Georgia apples from Mercier Orchards, and White Dog, their tasting room-only spirit made with 100% malted rye.
And you'll go home with both a limited edition Ryes Up t-shirt AND a bottle of their brand new, bestselling rye, Resurgens Rye, which carries an incredible label by notable Athens artist, David Hale, who's also done labels for Orpheus and Creature Comforts. (Interesting side note: David Hale is a direct descendant of Basil Hayden, the man responsible for introducing rye into the mash bills of bourbon hundreds of years ago.)
Here's your chance to go behind the scenes and learn how ASW churns out all this good stuff with our exclusive distillery tour and tasting. You'll learn about their distillation process, getting a peek at their 15-foot-tall Scottish-style copper pot stills that were custom-made for ASW Distillery by Kentucky's Vendome Copper and Brass Works. You'll also get a walk through ASW's rickhouse, which is home to over 120 barrels of whiskey being aged to perfection. And then onto the good stuff: the tour concludes with three tastings, where you can choose a 1/2 ounce of rye, bourbon, apple brandy, or American Spirit Whiskey straight up, or sample one of their craft cocktails-of-the-day made from ASW's in-house stock. Enjoy your libations at their impressive brushed walnut bar, relax in a leather armchair in their lounge area, or savor your sips while having a game of cornhole or tic-tac-toe.