Lawrenceburg, Indiana-based Ross & Squibb Distillery (formerly MGP) has announced the newest member of the Rossville Union Straight Rye Whiskey brand family: Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey.
Aged six years and bottled at 100 proof, Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey has a mash bill of 51% rye and 49% barley malt.
This release was distilled in March of 2017.
“For our Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey we combined our industry leading rye expertise with a new high malt mash bill to create something truly special,” says Ross & Squibb Distillery Master Distiller Ian Stirsman. “We then let the barrels mature for a minimum of six years, resulting in aromas of sweet malt, dark chocolate, raisin and saddle leather, with tasting notes highlighted by caramel and mocha with a rich, candied-fruit body, followed by a slight green-apple, malted-chocolate and cinnamon finish.”
Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey is set for limited release of 3,000, 6-in cases in time for National Rye Month this month, and will be available at select retailers at a suggested price of $49.99 per 700-ml. bottle.
“With the growing American whiskey market, compounded by the craft-cocktail revival across America, we are seeing a growing interest and demand for dark, more-complex spirits,” says Shanae Randolph, Marketing Director-Brands for MGP’s Luxco Branded Spirits. “Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey arrives at just the right time, as it is made the way rye whiskeys are supposed to be and is perfect in cocktails made the way they used to be.”
This follows the recent news of MGP acquiring Penelope Bourbon.