Sensory Analysis of Rye Varieties



This presentation is part of a three-year crop research study made possible through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The study aims to create a matrix of rye varieties to give distillers and farmers alike vital information on the agronomic, malting, and sensory characteristics of 16 different rye varieties. The sensory portion of this study will be the first of its kind when published, in late 2019. Far North Spirits has grown test plots of the 16 different rye varieties, each of which was harvested, milled, mashed, fermented, and distilled in an identical manner at Far North Spirits. Session attendees will evaluate the distillates, using an open-ended questionnaire to be as objective as possible.

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