Frey Ranch Distillery announced the limited release of Frey Ranch American Single Malt Smoked Whiskey.

At 110 proof and aged for six years and seven months, Frey Ranch American Single Malt Smoked was produced using 100% of the slow-grown barley that is grown, harvested and now smoked — and then milled and distilled –– on the Frey Ranch farm, the company says.

As with all Frey Ranch Whiskeys, American Single Malt is a testament to Frey Ranch Co-Founder and Whiskey Farmer Colby Frey’s ingenuity and ability to employ his farming and mechanical acumen when creating new whiskeys, the company notes. Frey grew the barley used to create the mashbill, as well as fashioned the smoker himself, it says.

“American Single Malts are having a moment, so we figured this was an opportune time to showcase our Nevada grown and harvested barley — putting our personal stamp on it by smoking it,” Frey said in a statement. “Like everything we do at the Ranch, the team and I had some fun putting together our custom smoker — taking a few days to weld, cut and wire it to our precise specifications."

Designed as a sipping whiskey, the robust American Single Malt pairs beautifully with smoked Gouda, blue cheese or chocolate, the company notes. On the nose, the whiskey emits aromas of campfire, huckleberry, and sweet pipe tobacco, on the palate, hints of leather with a thick yet soft mouth feel, it says. The finish delivers a lingering yet exquisite taste of sweet cigarillo, it adds.  

Packaged in a 375-ml bottle, Frey Ranch American Single Malt Smoked, is available to purchase online for $59 by visiting the company’s website. It is the first expression in the company’s Smoked Series, which will be followed in short order by Frey Ranch Rye & Smoked Oat Whiskey, the company says.