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J.W. Rutledge

J. W. Rutledge 'Cream of Kentucky' Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey

J. W. Rutledge 'Cream of Kentucky' Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey

J.W. Rutledge 'Cream of Kentucky' Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey

A Legacy Reborn with a Rye Twist

The revival of the Cream of Kentucky brand by J.W. Rutledge marks a new chapter in a storied legacy that dates back to 1888. Under the meticulous guidance of Jim Rutledge, a revered figure in the whiskey world, this brand has been reborn, introducing its first Straight Rye Whiskey to connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike. This Bottled in Bond expression, meticulously crafted and aged, pays homage to the brand's rich history while charting a bold new course for rye whiskey.

Masterful Creation by a Bourbon Legend

Jim Rutledge's deep roots in the bourbon industry, spanning nearly five decades, imbue this rye whiskey with a profound sense of heritage and expertise. From his early days at Seagram's Calvert Distillery to his transformative work at Four Roses, his journey has been characterized by a relentless pursuit of quality and innovation. Now, with the Cream of Kentucky Bottled in Bond Rye, Rutledge brings his unmatched experience to the realm of rye, presenting a whiskey that is both a nod to tradition and a testament to his mastery of the craft.

Tasting Journey

  • Color: A captivating dark gold with hints of orange glints, promising a rich and complex experience.
  • Aroma: The glass releases an intricate bouquet of freshly baked bread, honeycomb, kola nut, and overripe strawberries. Swirling it gently reveals layers of dill weed, spearmint, mineral water, sawdust, faint cayenne pepper, Golden Delicious apple skin, and a whisper of leather.
  • Taste: On the palate, this whiskey unfurls with notes of honey-drizzled Golden Delicious apples and dill, underpinned by a cereal-forward warmth reminiscent of whole-grain oats and cornstarch. A mild cayenne spice transitions to dried strawberries and raisins, culminating in a finish that balances subtle spice with enduring honeycomb sweetness.
  • Finish: Medium in length, the finish elegantly drifts towards a spicier profile, maintaining a delightful complexity that beckons for another sip.

A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Heritage

The Cream of Kentucky Bottled in Bond Rye Whiskey is not just a drink; it's a piece of American whiskey history revived and reimagined. With only 70 barrels of 100% Rymin rye, estate-grown and distilled, this rare whiskey reflects Rutledge's unparalleled skill and passion for distilling. At a suggested retail price of $70, it offers an accessible yet profound tasting experience that honors its legacy while pushing the boundaries of what rye whiskey can be.

An Ode to Rye Enthusiasts

Whether you're a seasoned whiskey aficionado or new to the rye world, the Cream of Kentucky Bottled in Bond offers a unique and rewarding journey through its complex flavors and aromas. Its depth, balance, and nuanced spice profile make it an excellent choice for sipping neat or as the cornerstone of a sophisticated cocktail. In every glass, you'll find a piece of history, a touch of innovation, and the unmistakable signature of Jim Rutledge's dedication to whiskey-making.

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