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Sur Lee Rye


Introducing Redemption Sur Lee Straight Rye Whiskey. Inspired by the French winemaking process known as “Sur Lie”, Redemption Sur Lee uses a groundbreaking whiskey-making technique that has never been done before in the category. To create this first-of-its-kind innovation, we take our award-winning classic pre-Prohibition Rye mash bill and break conventional whiskey-making norms by adding the “whiskey lees” into the barrels and periodically rotating them during the aging process. The result is a deep, complex whiskey with bold, rich taste, a silky finish and a hint of rye spice.


  • 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Double-Gold
  • 2023 World Whiskies Awards - Gold
  • Gold 2023 Ascot Awards

Flavor Profile

Floral upfront with a lovely nutty, woody back drop. Evokes deep fruit notes of dried mango, bergamot orange, and honey baked apples.

Round, rich and soft with decadent nutty and buttery notes that envelop the palate. Supporting notes of toasted marshmallow, maple, and nutmeg, balanced with Redemption Rye’s signature undertones of fennel and caraway.

A lingering, balanced finish that coats the palate. Spice fades into a hint of sweetness with warming flavors of­ pie crust, sweet pine, buttered popcorn, vanilla and dried fig.

  • Roasted Marshmallow
  • Maple
  • Nutmeg
  • Rye: 95%
  • Malted Barley: 5%

About the first-of-its-kind Redemption Sur Lee Process

The Mash - 95% rye, 5% barley
We begin with our classic pre-Prohibition style Redemption Rye Whiskey mash bill.
When added to the mash, the yeast consumes the sugar, converting it into alcohol & CO2.
The Backset
During distillation, alcohol is separated from the grains and yeast creating a flavorful backset, which we call the “whiskey lees”.
On The Lees
We add the “lees” into our barrels, a technique inspired by a French winemaking process called “Sur Lie”.
Rolling The Barrels - We periodically roll the barrels
By periodically rotating the barrels during the aging process, we cause the grain and yeast cells in the “lees” & the whiskey to continually interact, infusing the liquid over time to create a deep and complex expression.
Chill Haze
We non-chill filter the whiskey to preserve its best flavors and aromas. The whiskey may appear cloudy when chilled.
The result of this innovative process is a whiskey that is soft around the edges with bold, rich taste, accentuated with a creamy mouthfeel and a hint of rye spice.