The Covered Bridges Whiskey Company has announced the addition of a Kentucky straight rye to its flagship brand, Ruddell’s Mill.
This rye complements the company’s Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, which launched in select markets earlier this year.
The brand takes its name from Isaac Ruddell. He founded a grist mill along Stoner Creek and South Fork Licking River, creating Bourbon County’s first industrial district. Here, the mill processed grains used for the production of early-day Kentucky whiskey.
Ruddell’s Mill Kentucky Straight Rye has a high-rye mash bill and a touch of malted barley. This rye mash bill would have been common in the late 1700s, the company says.
Ruddell’s Mill Rye is a small-batch whiskey with individually numbered bottles, and a batch number on each label. It is non-chill filtered and bottled at 94.4 Proof.
The suggested retail price is $49.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Ruddell’s Mill is represented nationally by Worldwide Libations.
The Covered Bridges Whiskey Company pays homage to specific covered bridges with releases of whiskeys telling their stories. One of Kentucky’s first covered bridges, “Ruddles Mill” Covered Bridge, was built at the site of Isaac Ruddell’s grist mill in 1861. The bridge provided access to both sides of Stoner Creek until 1964, when it was destroyed by arson.