At Proof & Wood Ventures, Inc., they invest in and develop spirits brands, and age their own spirits. Their core business is sourcing and bottling fine American whiskies, but they also import other high-quality spirits from around the world that were not available in the US previously. Founder Dave Schmier is delighted to be able to create both cocktail-friendly bottlings for value-focused bartenders and high-end collectors’ editions for connoisseurs.

The name comes from the two things you can control as a blender and finisher of fine spirits, and the two things that are incredibly important to any spirit’s flavor: the proof it’s bottled at, and the wood of the barrel it is matured in.


This rye was distilled from 100% Polish rye and aged in the USA in ex-bourbon and ex-rye barrels. Barreled in 10 barrel batches at a time.

  • Bottle Size750
  • StyleRye Whiskey
  • RegionNew World
  • Age7
  • ABV52.5%
  • Country of OriginPoland
  • Cask StrengthYes
  • BottlerProof and Wood
  • Cask TypeRefill Bourbon
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