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Leatherneck (Rye) Whiskey

90 Proof / 45% ABV

Silver Medal - The Fifty Best Rye Whiskey 2022

Leatherneck (Rye) Whiskey

Semper Fi! Born in a bar in 1775, the Marines wore a stiff leather collar to protect their necks as they boarded enemy vessels. Today, the term "Leatherneck" symbolizes the indomitable fighting spirit of the United States Marine Corps. Here’s to the Leatherneck!


1350 Distilling’s celebratory spirit for their first year of business fittingly is dedicated to the United States Marine Corps for our President and Head Distiller, and all men and women who call themselves "Leathernecks".


Released at the one year business anniversary and the 245th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Leatherneck Whiskey is a strong, spicy, and memorable three-year aged, rye heavy whiskey. For these historical and personal reasons, 1350 Distilling proclaims the Leatherneck Whiskey as the “Official Veterans Day American Spirit”!


The Leatherneck Whiskey is the fifth spirit that represents the United States military branches.

Nose: Sweet caramel, burnt sugar, molasses, vanilla, butter cream, nougat, ripe banana, cherry, blueberry, orange peel, ginger, sweet spice, walnut, burnt new wood.

Palate: Cocoa, vanilla, plum, strawberry, honey, honeysuckle, honey-nut, soft grains, ginger, mint, hint of spice, black tea, leather, smoky, lightly charred barrel, oak, creamy.

Finish: Honey, Juicy Fruit gum, orange peel, sweet bread, toast, dry leaves, strong pepper, balanced, nice, soft, gentle.

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