Cream of Kentucky Releases A Bottled In Bond, Straight Rye Whiskey

| February 2, 2022

Coming soon, master distiller Jim Rutledge will present a new Cream of Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, which will be bottled in bond and hit the market this month.

Rutledge, who was there as the Cream of Kentucky brand relaunched in 2018, has now been at the helm of five small batch whiskeys and a single barrel. This will be the first rye whiskey bottled in bond for Cream of Kentucky.

The new expression, noted the brand, features a mash bill with 100 percent estate-grown Rymin rye, and the spirit will be distilled, aged and bottled at Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood, Ky.

Cream of Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

Cream of Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (image via JW Rutledge)

This will be a limited run, only 70 barrels in total.

Rutledge, after decades of producing bourbons gathering shelves of awards, turned his attention to rye whiskey in 2021 launching High Plains Rye. It, too, garnered top American whiskey awards.

Cream of Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, aged at least six years, clocks in at 100 proof. It will be available in select markets across the US for a suggested retail price of $69.99.

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