Old Overholt Rye Whiskey Goes Bottled-In-Bond - The Whiskey Wash

Old Overholt Rye Whiskey Goes Bottled-In-Bond

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Old Overholt is a relatively inexpensive and popular rye whiskey brand owned by Beam Suntory which dates back to the 1800s. It is not a brand that’s tinkered with too much, but that may be changing, as Beam Suntory recent unveiled a new bottled-in-bond variant.

The new Old Overholt Bonded Rye, according to Beam-Suntory, is the brand’s first bonded release in over 50 years. As the name implies, it meets the federal requirements for being labeled Bottled-in-Bond – aged for four years, bottled at 100 proof, and containing liquid from a single distillation season.

Old Overholt Bonded Rye

Priced at around $25 for a 750 ml bottle, this new rye is available nationwide starting now and looks to be a regular part of the Old Overholt stable. Very limited official tasting notes for this dark honey brown colored whiskey are below for your consideration.

  • Aroma: Oak. Caramel. Hints of vanilla.
  • Taste: Char. Spice. Fresh oak.
  • Finish: The char’s still there. Oh, and a hint of light fruit.
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Nino Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions. He also maintains a large private collection of whiskey from which he continually educates his palate on this brown spirit type.