About Rossville Union Single Barrel (Caskers Staff Pick)
The Rossville Distillery opened its doors in 1847 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the then-upcoming rye whiskey capital of the world. Located near the Ohio River, the distillery had a beneficial position for trade, as well as an aquifer directly beneath it that provided limestone-filtered water. During their humble beginnings, a single blind horse was pulling the grist mill, capping the production at 2 barrels per week.
But by the 20th century, the company had come a long way, capable of storing 60 thousand barrels at once. Rye whiskey was on the rise and the distillery was up to the challenge. The spirit was immensely popular before Prohibition and the old-fashioned was created among other rye cocktails.
Rossville Union was resurrected by Ross & Squibb Distillery and continues the tradition at the historic 1847 distillery, focusing on masterfully crafted rye whiskey. This Rossville Union straight rye features whiskey from a single barrel that was picked out exclusively for Caskers. Crafted with a mash bill of 51% rye, 45% corn, and 5% barley malt, the whiskey entered barrel no. 498 in 2016. This expression was bottled at 112 proof.
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As American as the bald eagle, rye whiskey was first brewed in the American Northeast in the 1600s. Even George Washington distilled it after leaving the Oval Office, so there’s no way of denying its origin.
It’s distinguished from bourbon for its original and unique spicy notes.
By law, rye whiskey must be made from at least 51% rye grain, aged in new and charred oak barrels for at least two years, and bottled at no more than 62,5% ABV.
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