Painted Stave to roll out state’s first rye whiskey in nearly a century


DiamondStateRye-loPainted Stave Distilling will release their first rye whiskey on June 11th at noon. “Diamond State Rye” will be the first rye whiskey made in Delaware since the Levy and Gloskings distillery, in Dover, closed just before prohibition.


Distilled from a mash of 67 percent rye, 25 percent corn and 8 percent malted barley, the whiskey has a strong rye base with a hint of sweetness from the corn. The spirit, aged for 12 months, was finished in new 10 gallons charred oak barrels, a released stated.

Two hundred bottles will be available for purchase on a first come first serve basis at the distillery Saturday, June 11th. “Diamond State Rye” will retail for $40/bottle with a limit of two  bottles per person.

A   release of 100 bottles will be available in select retail locations. A full list of locations will be posted at

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