It’s probably fair to say that the political scene in the U.S. is a little…tense. And oftentimes in moments of tension, we find it’s helpful if we take a step back, breathe deeply, collect our thoughts, and think rationally and cautiously about the steps ahead.
And then, we start drinking.
Fortunately for us, a new semi-politically-themed spirit named after Hillary Clinton is hitting the shelves just in time to help us muddle through next week’s headlines.
Grubstreet reports that the new spirit, dubbed Rodham Rye, is being produced by Republic Restoratives, a Washington D.C.-based and female-owned distillery. The blend was initially created in the hopes of celebrating our first female president, but returned to the storage room shelves after election night for, um, obvious reasons.
Now that the dust has settled, co-founders Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner are ready to share their creation with the world.
Rather than standing as a political statement, however, the blended rye is meant to be a celebration of #NastyWomen who fight for their beliefs. Released just at the tail end of Women’s History Month, Rodham Rye is described by Republic Restoratives as “a tribute to the women who make us what we are today…who fought for the vote and to end prohibition, our sisters and mothers, and women everywhere who speak out, take risks, and raise up the leaders of tomorrow.”
“Stronger together than they are apart,” the whiskey blends two rye whiskeys into one, making Rodham Rye “the quintessential slice of Americana.” In addition to its aromas of oak and vanilla, the blend is sweetened with maple syrup tapped from Clinton’s home state of New York. Bottles of the blend are on sale online and on shelves in the D.C. area for $79. Additionally, a portion of every sale of Rodham Rye goes to EMILY’s List, an organization that aims to elect progressive female candidates to office.
To begin, the distillery has 4,652 bottles of Rodham Rye ready to sell, but should they go quickly Republic Restoratives is open to creating a second batch. As Carusone slyly told the Washingtonian:
“You never know, there could be a comeback.”
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