Russell’s Reserve has unveiled its Single Barrel Rye.
“Rye Whiskey is booming, and Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell are responding the only way they know how – a 104 proof, barrel-aged spice bomb like only they know how to make,” the company says.
In a report released this month, the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. declared Rye Whiskey volumes have grown 536% from 88,000 9-liter cases in 2009 to over a half million cases (561,000) in 2014.
For their new rye, the Russells selected barrels primarily from the “center cut” locations (levels 3 – 5) of the rick houses, the company says. Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye is not chilled-filtered, to capture all the flavor rye provides. Caramel in color, this single barrel release offers a balance of spicy pepper, vanilla and caramel on the nose and palate, according to its producers.
Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye will be available year-round as a permanent addition to the Russell’s Reserve portfolio. It will be sold nationwide in 750-ml. bottles for a suggested retail price of $59.99.