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Brand New (And Very Limited!) From Blue Run: Emerald Rye

There were only something like 10 six-packs for the center of the state, so we’re super stoked to have snagged one of them on allocation! This one’s quite limited, with only 189 barrels produced!

Check out the info from the distillery:

“Emerald is Blue Run’s first Rye Whiskey contract distilled at Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. This limited collection, crafted from just 189 barrels, embraces the distinct, spicy characteristics of Rye Whiskey, yet with the approachability and depth of a fine Bourbon. Blue Run Whiskey Director Shaylyn Gammon expertly blended Emerald to highlight a myriad of Blue Run’s favorite flavor characteristics, bringing forward influences of fragrant herbs, fresh peppers and robust spice. Blue Run’s signature butterfly medallion on the bottle glimmers with anodized emerald, making it easily spotted by whiskey enthusiasts and collectors alike. Designed by renowned Nike sneaker designer Devon McKinney, Emerald is the second butterfly medallion in the Blue Run’s Rye Whiskey series inspired by precious objects. Bold, vibrant and captivating like the rare, glimmering green stone itself, Emerald Rye is the follow-up to Blue Run’s award-winning Golden Rye.”

We actually have a nice bit of info on this release (which is not always the case). This rye is a blend of three mashbills:

  • 12% Yellow Corn, 80% Rye, 8% Malted Barley
  • 14% Yellow Corn, 77% Rye, 9% Malted Barley
  • 12% Yellow Corn, 81% Rye, 7% Malted Barley

The yeast strain is Saccharomyces Cerevisiae 927, and it was aged in Level 4 char barrels.

We only received six bottles, and we’ve got ’em below MSRP. Check ’em out!





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