Georgetown, Kentucky-based Blue Run Spirits announce Blue Run Double Oak Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, the company’s first whiskey finished in new, charred oak barrels. Featuring tasting notes from dads who are also whiskey fans, Blue Run Double Oak Single Barrel Rye Whiskey will be available starting at 3 pm Eastern on June 1, 2023, at www.bluerunspirits.com/shop. It can be found at retail in Kentucky, California, Illinois, Florida and Michigan starting in July.
Blue Run Double Oak Single Barrel Rye Whiskey is Blue Run’s first whiskey aged in two new American White Oak barrels with a #3 medium toast char level. The first barrel does the heavy lifting, aging the fine whiskey for most of its journey. But before bottling, the handcrafted whiskey is put into another new barrel for a final finishing that lends extra sweetness from the newness of that char, matching perfectly with the spiciness of the concentrated rye flavors.
“With single barrel releases over 100 proof, this whiskey was already packed with flavor, but we wanted to add just a little more smoke depth to match the spicy rye,” said Blue Run co-founder and CEO Mike Montgomery. “Opting for a new, freshly charred oak barrel for the finishing versus a used port or other wine varietal barrel is a different tact in keeping with our quest for innovative whiskey experiences. Having whiskey dads provide the tasting notes was a great way for us to get even closer to our fans.”
This fine rye whiskey is bottled from ten single barrels at barrel strength. Each of the ten separate releases in the collection ranges from 104.8 to 110.7 proof with no water added that might dilute the rich flavor.
Blue Run Double Oak Single Barrel Rye Whiskey features a gold-rimmed, individually laser-engraved wood finished-by-hand butterfly medallion on the bottle, making it easily identifiable to whiskey enthusiasts and collectors alike. It is available for $199.99 SRP.
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