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STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY

This aged rye is uniquely balanced with aromas of caramel, complex spice, some hints of vanilla and a light smoky body. The peppery bite provides  a spicy splash of flavor that washes over the palate with every sip.  Finally, finishing long and dry with a balance of sweet and spice.

90 Proof, 45% ALC/VOL, Available in 750 ml Bottles.

2022 Silver Medal SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION

Neat / Rocks

  • 1.5 ounces of Varchas Rye in a rocks glass
  • With or without ice, your choice

Whiskey Sour

  • 1.5 ounces of Varchas Rye
  • 4 ounces of sour mix
  • 1 ounce of soda
  • Cherry garnish
  • Combine Rye, sour mix and soda with ice in shaker, shake and pour in rocks glass, garnish with cherry.

The "V & G"

  • 1.5 ounces of Varchas Rye
  • 4 ounces of Ginger Ale
  • Lemon twist to garnish
  • Fill rocks glass with ice, pour in Varchas Rye, fill with Ginger Ale, stir gently, garnish with lemon twist.

Michigan "Vule"

  • 1.5 ounces of Varchas Rye
  • .5 ounces of lime juice (or half of a lime squeezed)
  • 6 ounces of ginger beer
  • Lime wedge garnish
  • Fill copper mug with ice, pour in Varchas Rye, add lime juice and fill with ginger beer.  Stir gently and add lime wedge garnish.

Varchas Rye "Vanhattan"

  • Our take on the Manhattan.
  • 1.5 ounces of Varchas Rye
  • .5 ounces of sweet vermouth
  • 3 dashes of aromatic bitters
  • 2 Luxardo Cherries (or others)
  • Fill shaker with ice, pour in Varchas Rye, add sweet vermouth and bitters.  Stir, strain into rocks glass and add cherries.

Rip Van Varchas

  • 1.5 oz. Varchas Rye Whiskey
  • 3 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
  • Slice of pineapple for garnish
  • Combine Varchas Rye, pineapple juice, and cranberry in a shaker.  Shake well.  Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and add garnish.

Varchas Citrus Splash

  • 1 oz. Varchas Rye
  • .5 oz. dry vermouth
  • .5 oz. fresh lemon juice or 1/4 lemon squeezed
  • .25 oz. grenadine
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • Lemon twist
  • Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled Rocks glass

Varchas Whip

  • 2 ½ ounces Varchas Rye whiskey
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice or ¼ lemon squeezed
  • ¾ ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • For the garnish: Orange wedge, cocktail cherry or Luxardo cherry
  • Place the rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, and grenadine in a cocktail shaker. Add 2 handfuls of ice and shake until cold.
  • Strain the drink into a cocktail or martini glass. Garnish with an orange wedge and cocktail cherry if desired.

Varchas Sour (New York Style)

  • 2 oz Varchas Rye Whiskey
  • 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 egg white (optional)
  • 1/2 oz red wine
  • Add the whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white (optional) into a shaker with ice and shake hard until well-chilled.  Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.  Slowly pour the red wine over the back of a bar spoon so that the wine floats on top of the drink.