Robber’s Straight Rye Whiskey

Barrel Strength

There’s an old saying,
“One man gathers what another man spills.”

Distillation Process

Years ago we caught wind that a bunch of Wisconsin made rye whiskey was being loaded onto a train and shipped out of state to age somewhere unknown for reasons too painful to share. We couldn’t let that happen. We set out to find that train and rescue as many barrels of rye whiskey as we could. We devised a disguise and waited for the right moment to make our move. We can’t tell you much more than that. There’s an old saying, “one man gathers what another man spills.”

Our Story

Shortly after we opened our doors, we had heard that Death’s Door Spirits in Middleton, WI was going to be selling their company or possibly closing down. Before that could happen, we purchased some barrels of whiskey from them in December 2018, hauled them over to La Crosse and put them to rest in our barrel barn. There were four different mash bills, one of which was a Maryland Rye.


Serve With

This first release, Robber’s Straight Rye Whiskey, is a four barrel blend of the Maryland Ryes, a pre-Prohibition mash style using a higher percentage of corn and Brewer’s yeast, which lends a touch more sweetness to balance the rye’s spiciness. We are coming up on three years of aging (barreled in April 2018), and bottled it at barrel strength. We highly suggest enjoying this barrel strength rye whiskey neat or on the rocks.

Double Gold

2020 Denver International Spirits Competition


2020 American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Awards

The light music of whiskey falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.
-James Joyce

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