Rye from Southern Alberta and water from the Sierra Nevada’s. We have a personal connection to these ingredients and we believe in them. As for the other factors that influence rye whiskey – barrels, time of distillation, and proof – we hold no such reverence. Bender’s will not change gratuitously from small batch to small batch and it will not change for the sake of change. But it will continue to evolve, to progress and to improve. Most notably this batch boasts a well rounded 9 year rye and 13 year corn with an updated mashbill of 92% Rye and 8% Corn. This mashbill allowed us to maintain the profile of our first batch while the additional aging gave it a well rounded maturity.