The emerging craft whiskey brand Blue Runs Spirits has announced three new whiskey releases for the 2021 holiday season.
- Holiday Rye Cask Strength Single Bottle
- Holiday Rye Cask Strength Gift Pack
- 12 Days of Blue Run Single Barrel High Rye Bourbon
Blue Run Holiday Rye Cask Strength includes product from the same family of barrels as the recently released Blue Run Straight Golden Rye Whiskey, but at cask strength, 106 proof. It rolls out for a suggested retail price of $139.99 per 750-ml. bottle, beginning Nov. 24. Each bottle features a “Pollock” treatment on the brand’s signature butterfly.
This sourced rye whiskey also comes in a gift box. This contains two rocks glasses made through a collaboration with Aged & Ore. The gift sets are $229.99, available online only through Blue Run’s fulfillment partner Seelbach’s, starting mid-December.
Blue Run Spirits first launched in late 2020. Bourbon legend Jim Rutledge serves as the contracted master distiller.
December 1, 2021, marks the start of Blue Run’s 12 Days of Single Barrel High Rye Bourbon. Each day until December 12, Blue Run will release bottles from a different single barrel of their High Rye Bourbon. This was contract distilled at Castle & Key Distillery.
Each barrel has a #4 alligator char, and aged in Frankfort and Bardstown, KY. They will taste differently based on location in he rickhouse and how the whiskey reacted to the wood. They range from 115-117 proof. The color of the butterflies vary based upon the barrel number.
Retailing at $139.99 per 750-ml., these bottles are available online only through Seelbach’s.
Additionally, Blue Run will offer a limited number of complete sets of 12 bottles — one bottle from each barrel.
“We first introduced our Golden Rye Whiskey on Labor Day of this year, followed closely by our High Rye Bourbon — both sold out almost immediately,” says Mike Montgomery, CEO and cofounder of Blue Run Spirits. “Now comes the opportunity to discover deeper nuances in these barrels, as we bottle our holiday offerings at higher proofs. These releases allow consumers to continue to explore the flavor variations.”
Blue Run Spirits are available in Kentucky and Louisiana (RNDC); Georgia (Savannah); South Carolina and Tennessee (Advintage); Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware (Prestige-Ledroit); Illinois and Colorado (Breakthru); California and Florida (Park Street); New Jersey (Fedway Associates); Canada (Evergreen); and online through Seelbach’s.