Kilbeggan Distilling Company has announced the release of Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye: an Irish whiskey with a high quantity of rye within its mash.
Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye has a mash of malt, barley and approximately 30% rye. It was double distilled to 86 proof in Kilbeggan’s copper pot stills. The flavor profile is softer than familiar American rye whiskies, the company says, while the combination of rye, malt and barley produces an oily, viscous, creamy whiskey, with rye and barley spice.
It is the first whiskey 100% distilled and matured at the Kilbeggan Distillery to be released since its restoration was completed in 2010.
This limited-edition Irish whiskey will be available in the United States in mid-November with a suggested retail price of $34.99 per 750-ml. It joins the U.S. portfolio alongside permanent expressions Kilbeggan Blended Irish Whiskey (40% ABV) and Kilbeggan Single Grain Irish Whiskey (43% ABV).