In association with the New York State Assembly, New York Distilling Company proclaims the first ever, launch of New York Rye Week. To celebrate the historic grain’s thriving cultivation in New York State, the annual series of events will commence on Monday, October 16th - Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 with a succession of new initiatives at the distillery in Brooklyn.
As part of the week, New York Distilling Company will simultaneously launch the Wild Rye Rumpus, a four-day festival where local farmers, chefs, distillers, bartenders, brewers, politicians and enthusiasts will gather for a series of dynamic rye-focused events.
From Thursday, October 19th through Sunday, October 22nd, New York Distilling Company will host the series, which will open with a selection of ticketed events that include guided whiskey tastings, seminars with special guest speakers and a rye marketplace. A highlight of the festivities will be the premier of the new Empire Rye whiskey bottlings, where the Empire Rye association, which formed in 2015, will unveil some of their individual expressions to the public for the first time. The final day of the festival will culminate in a rye-fed pig roast buffet with live entertainment to close.
Wild Rye Rumpus events will be open to the public from Friday, October 10th - Sunday, October 22nd. Multi-day tickets are available for $100 and can be purchased along with individual event tickets via the New York Distilling Company website from Friday, September 1st. For more information please visit: www.nydistilling.com & www.ryeweek.com