Cascade Moon Releases A 13 Year Old Rye Whiskey

| December 18, 2021

This holiday season, Cascade Hollow Distilling manager and distiller Nicole Austin has a premium rye whiskey up her sleeve for those seeking an extra-special gift.

The rare Cascade Moon 13 Year Old Rye release is now in select U.S. markets.

Hand-selected by Austin, this Cascade Moon release looks to complement the series by offering what’s said to be a complex and mature rye to the lineup.

Cascade Moon 13 Year Old Rye

Cascade Moon 13 Year Old Rye (image via Diageo)

The barrels containing aging rye arrived at Cascade Hollow in 2012, where they spent nearly a decade in the Tennessee distiller’s single-story rickhouses. Austin said that as a result of the temperate conditions there, the barrels matured slowly, bringing unique notes forward in the whiskey.

“The Cascade Moon series is a collection of some of our most unique and rare whiskeys. Each release has its own unique story behind the innovation and mastery of its making,” she said in a prepared statement. “With this release, I’m excited to offer drinkers a beautifully aged rye whisky unlike anything else we’ve released in the series.”

At 100 proof (50% ABV), Austin said this 13-year-old whiskey offers sweet notes of vanilla, toffee, leather and nutmeg with a smooth, oaky finish.

The debut of Cascade Moon 13 Year Old Rye comes just after two award-winning Cascade Moon variants released at the end of 2020 in celebration of the 150-year anniversary of George A. Dickel & Co.

The Cascade Moon 13 Year Old Rye is appearing on shelves in Tennessee, Texas and California for a limited-time at a suggested retail price of $299.

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