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New Redemption Whiskey Born From A “Mistake”

One of the more well regarded success stories in the world of sourced American whiskey these days is Redemption. Owned by¬†Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, all of this brand’s whiskeys, including its flagship bottling, Redemption Rye, are distilled at the MGP Distillery in Indiana. We most recently tried out their 18 year old rye bottling, and now word is a new release is hitting the market that’s the result of a so called “mistake” during blending.

The new Redemption Tyler’s Mistake whiskey, according to those behind it, came about when one Tyler reportedly accidentally combined rye and bourbon barrels during the Redemption production process. This blend was found to be pleasant on the palate, so it was left alone for a few years and then “bottled at its prime.”

Redemption Tyler's Mistake
Redemption Tyler’s Mistake (image via Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits)

Noted as being a limited edition offering, Tyler’s Mistake brings together a blend of 2 & 3 year old rye and 9 year old bourbon into a 94 proof offering. This “honey blonde with hues of light amber” colored whiskey is pricing around $46 for a 750 ml bottle, and you’ll find official limited tasting notes below for your consideration.

  • Aroma: Black pepper and spice on the nose with underlying aromas of oak and vanilla. Sweet caramel notes emerge from the bourbon.
  • Palate: The front palate begins with the same nice rye notes that you get from the nose and then rises into the bourbon spectrum with a very well-balanced oak and cherry flavor. The long and mellow finish offers sweeter notes due to the 9 year-old bourbon. Oak, cherry, and cinnamon linger on the palate.

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the former founder of The Whiskey Wash, an award-winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y globally. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert, and judge, he has written extensively about the subject, been interviewed in various media outlets, and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions.

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