Jim Beam Introduces A. Overholt Rye Whiskey

A. Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey a
A. Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey.

Overholt, an American whiskey brand maintained continuously since 1810, has announced the release of A. Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey.

This new offering uses the same mashbill that Overholt founder, Abraham Overholt, used in 1810: 80% rye grain and 20% soft malted barley. The goal is recreating a style of rye whiskey from the 1800’s.

The Overholt brand now belongs to the The James B. Beam Distilling Co.

“With over 200 years of exceptional craftmanship, Overholt is engrained in American history with its industrial roots and as a spirit that has set the industry standard since inception,” says Freddie Noe, 8th generation master distiller. “The newest launch of A. Overholt is the result of highly crafted whiskey, informed and inspired by generational expertise, and I’m honored to steward this brand forward while paying homage to its past and our shared commitment to American whiskey innovation.”

On the nose is caramel, sandalwood and caraway, the company reports. The palate brings brown butter, honeysuckle, clove, seasoned oak, before a finish with warm baking spice.


A. Overholt is 47.5% ABV. It rolls out nationwide across the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $39.99 per 750-ml. bottle.

This joins a portfolio that includes Old Overholt 4YO, Old Overholt 4YO Bottled in Bond, and Old Overholt Extra Aged Cask Strength.


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