Widow Jane Paradigm Rye

Widow Jane Distillery Paradigm Rye whiskey
Widow Jane Distillery Paradigm Rye whiskey.

Widow Jane Distillery today announced the launch of Paradigm Rye.

This is the first nationally available product from Widow Jane containing whiskey distilled at the brand’s home on Conover Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Following a soft rollout in key markets, the whiskey is slated to arrive on shelves nationally this summer.


For the last five years, the Widow Jane team has laid down barrels of rye whiskey distilled in-house. With the earliest barrels having reached maturity, the New York whiskey has been married with rye whiskeys selected, five barrels at a time, from Kentucky and Indiana.

“The goal with Paradigm is to reset the standard for great rye whiskey that spotlights equally the arts of distilling, blending and finishing, which embodies what we do here at Widow Jane,” says Widow Jane Head Distiller & Blender, Sienna Jevremov. “Paradigm Rye follows the brand’s history of bringing an unusual, fruit forward profile in a rye, backed up with the spice that bartenders seek for cocktails.”


On the nose is lemon meringue, spring flowers, cut grass and lychee, the company reports. The palate brings buttered rye toast, Mandarin marmalade, cedar and white pepper, before a finish of thyme, artichoke, Earl Grey, sandalwood and peach.

As is the case with all Widow Jane whiskeys, Paradigm Rye is non-chill filtered and proofed with limestone mineral water from the Rosendale Mines of New York, just under 100 miles north of the distillery.

Widow Jane Distillery Paradigm Rye is 93 proof. The suggested retail price is $49.99 per 750-ml. bottle.

Widow Jane was acquired by Heaven Hill last year.


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