With Father’s Day approaching, Blue Run Spirits has launched Double Oak Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, the company’s first whiskey finished in new, charred oak barrels.
Featuring tasting notes from dads who are whiskey fans, Blue Run Double Oak Single Barrel Rye Whiskey is available now at bluerunspirits.com/shop. It reaches retailers 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 separate new American White Oak barrels. Both received #3 medium toast char level. The first barrel does the heavy lifting, aging the whiskey for the majority of its journey. Before bottling, the whiskey goes into another new barrel for a final finishing that lends extra sweetness from the newness of that char, matching with the spiciness of the concentrated rye flavors, the company says.
“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,” says 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 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.
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 identifiable to whiskey enthusiasts and collectors alike.
The suggested retail price is $199.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
This follows news of the company announcing plans for a new distillery.