Del is a tour guide at Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. who has a unique way of showing the visitors our brewing and distilling process.
Del gifts all of the visitors on his tour with something special. He has a specific process of tasting Town Branch Rye Whiskey that enhances the flavor and taste called the "Kentucky Chew".
According to Del, the best way to taste Town Branch Rye is to take a small sip at first and swish it around in the mouth for about 10-20 seconds as you would a mouth wash. This part is what he refers to as the Kentucky Chew. The rye will start to warm up and have a spicy flavor. At this point Del says to swallow the rye, then breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. The spiciness of the rye will linger and the taste buds in the mouth will be acclimated to it allowing for another taste of the rye that will be even more enjoyable. Anyone lucky enough to get Del as their tour guide of Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is sure to get a nice Kentucky welcome.