Stalk & Barrel - rye whisky
Bronze Medal Winner (Category Rye) - Whiskies of the World Awards 2015
2015 Triple Gold Medal - Best of Show - Taste - 2015 MicroLiquor Spirit Awards
2015 Silver Medal - Package Design - 2015 MicroLiquor Spirit Awards
Connoisseur Whisky of the Year - Best New Whisky - Canadian Whisky Awards 2014
Gold Award - Canadian Whisky Awards 2014
NOSE: The grain! Grassiness and freshly harvested grain with floral notes, some sweetness and, of course, the rye spiciness.
PALATE: Full mouth feel. Starts sweet with toffee and caramel then the wonderful peppery spiciness with hints of ginger and cloves.
FINISH: Long and sweet with the lingering pepper. “Hot pepper meets honey”.
Made from locally sourced 100% Ontario rye grain. Mashed, fermented and distilled by hand in small batches in a copper pot still, then matured in ex-bourbon barrels on site for a minimum of three years. Bottled exclusively as a single cask offering with no chill filtering and no artificial colouring added.
Our Rye whisky is unlike most "Canadian Whisky", commonly referred to by Canadians as "Rye", which typically contains relatively little rye grain, e.g. 5%. (See our Blended Canadian Whisky).
All spirits are made by hand, in small batches from grain to glass.
“Really hit it out of the park. Just killer good whisky!” - Davin de Kergommeaux, canadianwhisky.org
“It’s the BEST new rye I’ve tried this year” - Johanne McInnis, whiskylassie.com
“A commendable first stroll through the rye field it is.” 88 Points - The Globe and Mail
Still Waters Distillery - Concord Ontario Canada.
Founders and owners Barry Bernstein and Barry Stein established Ontario's first micro-distillery beginning production in March 2009. True pioneers of the craft distilling movement in the province, Barry and Barry have honed their skills as craftsman to create a range of spirits, with their flagship Stalk & Barrel whiskies leading the way. They are involved in every aspect of running the distillery and personally oversee each and every batch of spirits produced.
More information on all individual barrels and bottled products can be found on the Still Waters Barrels page.
The Daily Meal (Sept 2015) 'Six Canadian Whisky Heavyweights' - featuring Stalk and Barrel Rye.
Review by Liquor.com - '13 Best Canadian Whiskies on the Market' - featuring Stalk and Barrel Rye, Single Malt, and 1+11 Blended Canadian Whisky.
Still Waters Distillery web page
PVI Global website Still Waters Distillery page