- Distiller: N Joy Distillery
- Spirit: 100% Rye Whiskey
- Aged: Single Year
- Proof: 100
- Purchase Price: $54.99
From the Distiller: “Wild Buck is smooth, bold, handmade and bottled at 100 proof. We start by fermenting a mash of 100% farm fresh rye grain. We grind and cook it daily one batch at a time. We add no artificial flavorings or color and use only purified, ultraviolet filtered rain water. At NJoy Spirits our whiskey is never rushed. Our whiskey is aged in custom made new charred American Oak barrels and allowed to develop in the Florida climate. This gives our final product a deep rich flavor with a hint of spice that only develops with time using smaller barrels… the way whiskey used to be aged.”
About The Distillery: “NJoy Spirit’s Distillery is a family operated Florida whiskey distiller in the heart of the nature coast. When we started making our Rye Whiskey (we didn’t want to just make any rye) we wanted to make America’s finest 100% Rye Whiskey! We are confident we have achieved that and have no doubt you’ll agree with just one sip!”
Review & Score
Nose: Heavy notes of oak and vanilla part way to a unique rye profile that is more earthy than spicy.
Palate: Oaky and light fruit notes with heavy earthy buckwheat profile. There’s the slightest hint of salt as well.
Body: Flavorful with a medium body.
Finish: Charcoal and singed oak takes control of the finishing notes.
Conclusion: Nat and Kev were kind enough to have us to the distillery to discuss the care behind their products. They source their products right on their farm located mere yards from their actual distillery building.
Whether its the Florida sugar sand, or something else, this 100% rye is something unique. The rye, usually described as a “bold and spicy” flavor is something more developed and earthy. The pour isn’t incredibly sweet. It’s a very savory dram that isn’t quite like anything we’ve tasted before. If you’re a fan of more earthy whiskies, this is definitely something unique for you to try. However, it’s at a price that sits with some other heavy-weight favorites but still manages to carve itself a unique niche.