Layered and complex, Lip Service is the first release of Dave Phinney’s highly anticipated three year-old Rye Whiskey. Each barrel is hand-selected for its unique attributes by the man himself. The youngest rye in the blend is aged for a minimum of three years in new charred American oak barrels and then uniquely finished in wine barrels from Phinney’’s Grenache project in Maury, France. Tiny lots of the rye are procured from Tennessee and the selected barrels bring personality and intrigue to the final blend. Titrated to 90 proof with pure, pristine water from Dave’s high elevation property in Alexander Valley in Northern California, the result is nuanced and loaded with character. Another runaway success from the iconic winemaker-turned-spirits maven.