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Bob Hastings Tries His Hand At Labeling The Very First Bottles Of Rye Whiskey Produced At Ryan and Wood Distilleries In Gloucester MA
Three part video series coming this week with Bob Hastings, Bobby Ryan, Jay Albert whose photo of the Man at The Wheel was used for the label and Kate Glass, Gloucester Times photographer who for the record did not take a sip while on assignment.
There is only 4 barrels of this batch of whiskey so it is very special. Only 1200 bottles will be produced from this first run and they are the only ones that will come from the larger 50 gallon barrels as opposed to the others that have been put away for a future date in 35 gallon barrels. So go get yourself three bottles- one to drink now, one to put away for a special occasion like when a child turns 21 and the third for Fiesta (Bob’s idea).
Ryan & Wood Straight Rye Whiskey
Barrel # 11
43% ABV (86 proof) , packed 6 x 750 ml / case
Federal Standard of Identity: Straight Rye Whiskey
Whisky produced at not exceeding 80% alcohol by volume (160 proof), from a fermented mash of not less than 51 percent rye and stored at not more than
62.5% alcohol by volume (125 proof) in charred new oak containers, for not less than 2
years in new barrels
Rye Whiskey was what we first distilled knowing that it would years before we would learn what the aging process here in Gloucester would deliver. We processed only 4 barrels at that time, last July, 2008. Barrel # 11 exemplifies what we want to be for our Rye whiskey. We will follow with #’s 1, 2 & 10 as they are ready. We have since barreled, on average, one smaller 30 gallon barrel a month.
Rye Whiskey: Whiskey of Colonial America.
Barrels: Purchased from Bluegrass Cooperage, Kentucky, 53 gallon Whiskey Barrels, Medium toast, #3 Char
Grains: Rye, Wheat, Malted Barley
Barrel date: Barrel # 11 , July 12, 2008
Bottle date: April 19, 2011 , true “Patriots Day”
Bottles: 336 bottles or 56 x 6 bottle cases
Label credit : MGT design, Maureen Terrill.
Labe Image: courtesy of Jay Albert
Label thought: Gloucester’s Fisherman’s Memorial Cenotaph, aka “The Man at the Wheel” statue, is the icon of Gloucester. While stopped in traffic waiting for the “cut” bridge to be lowered, we all have studied the statue from this view. Our thoughts will drift out towards the Breakwater and beyond to the horizon. The romance of chasing dreams and what could be takes shape. We honor that vista with our label.
Ryan & Wood Distillery, “The Spirit of Cape Ann” is a family run craft distillery located in Gloucester, Mass. Other Spirits produced include “Beauport Vodka”, “Knockabout Gin” and “Folly Cove Rum”.
Visit www.ryanandwood.com for more info.
This is the documentary we made to Celebrate Gloucester at Latitude 43. It features interviews with Mark McDonough , Fisherman Peter Libro , Nicole Duckworth- from Duckworth Bistrot, Debbie Clarke- artist, Dave Anderson from The Black Swan, Ashley From Lat 43, Lobsterman Joe Mondello, Joe and Mary Ellen Borge from The Lone Gull, Lobsterman Mark Ring, Chef Zach Sears, Cape Ann Community Cinema’s Rob Newton, Stephanie From Lat 43, Lobsterwoman Renee, Real Estate Tycoon Ruth Pino, Ryan and Wood Distiller Bobby Ryan.
I hope you enjoy it. there are some pretty touching moments in here.
Click the Picture For The Video Page
Although I knew I wouldn’t be able to cover the Ryan and Wood official launch of Folly Cove Rum I wanted to pop in and see how GMG photographer and videographers Thom Falzorano and Manuel Simoes were doing with the coverage.
We managed to squeeze in a short interview with Bobby Ryan while the Bean made fart noises on my neck. Adds to the character of the interview I say!
Thanks to Manuel Simoes for these pics-
Manuel Simoes Captures my interview with Bobby Ryan at The Ryan and Wood Distillery in Historic Gloucester Massachusetts.
Oh and BTW- that is not a fart about 3/4 of the way through the video. It’s the Bean giving me a zerbert on my neck while I’m conducting this very professional interview.
I wonder where she gets her sense of humor?
Things are happening up at the Blackburn Industrial Park-
Check out the work of Daniel Altshuler, http://altshulersculpture.com/About.html
the creator of the Gloucester 375th medal.
His studio will be open house for visitors these next two weekends.
Classic Cook, Julie Geary, and Ryan & Wood Distillery are helping.
Dates: December 11th, 12th, and 13th 2009
December 18th, 19th, and 20th 2009
Hours: From 12:00 noon – 6:00 P.M.
Where: DIA Sculpture Studios, Ltd.
50 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
How are these wood chips made? Check out the video clip coming later to find out. Excellent , and local. Go up to Ryan and Wood for a tour and grab you some!
For the first three parts of the Ryan and Wood Video Tour-
Part IV coming later
As Bobby Ryan said to me in our tour “We like to name our vessels after significant Gloucester vessels“. Here you see what Bobby was talking about with the two fermentation tanks named Adventure and Thomas E Lannon.
Look for part two of our video tour at 1PM