We next tried Defiant Rye Whiskey. Rye was the first whiskey to be distilled on this continent. It symbolized the defiant spirit in every sense during the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791, when the farmers who made it rebelled against our new government's attempt to tax it. It was this heroic act of defiance that forever defined and ensured our cherished right to protest. The tax eventually stood, but the rebels' spirit lives on in Monte's Defiant Rye. Vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, maple, dark dried fruits, and so many other things come across in this fantastic rye. Very pretty.
Last was Most Rigtheous Bourbon. I will not go on about it here. I wrote a whole separate review of it elsewhere. All you need to know is that it is among my most favorite bourbons in the Hudson Valley and in the state. Amazing!