Our first opportunity to pick a barrel from Oak & Eden was a bit of a different process than most. Instead of individual barrels, the choice is made for the whiskey (Bourbon, Rye or Wheated) and a choice of wooden spire (American or French Oak with varying toast profiles). The selection process has a lot of factors to consider and we finally wound up choosing a Rye whiskey, with a medium-toast French Oak spire in the bottle. The resulting whiskey is appealing, with the spiciness of the Rye tempered a bit by the sweetness of the oak. Straight up or in your favorite cocktail, this is a great whiskey to enjoy anytime!