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

Old Overholt Rye Whiskey Goes Bottled-In-Bond

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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As the founder of The Whiskey Wash, I'm crazy about whiskey, I can tell you, and I aim to share this passion with you through this site. As for my professional background, I’m a writer and journalist by trade and an Internet dot-com veteran prior to that. My most recent venture prior to this was as the founder and editor-in-chief of EarthTechling, a leading consumer focused green technology news website. I also have an extensive collection of whiskies from both start up distilleries and centuries old operations in Scotland alike, sprinkled with some other odds and ends from around the world, that have provided me with a unique picture of what’s going on with this wonderful spirit.