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Rapper Yelawolf’s Creek Water Whiskey Adds 18 Year Rye

American Rapper Yelawolf, having produced a collaborative album with singer and songwriter Shooter Jennings, has also released a new whiskey under his Creek Water brand in celebration of new music. Known as Creek Water Sometimes Y, it is produced by Next Century Spirits.

Creek Water Sometimes Y, according to those behind it, it is a sourced offering that said to be “distilled and aged for a minimum of 18 years north of Raleigh, North Carolina to allow for slower flavor development and prevent the liquid from getting over-oaked. The whiskey is then double-barreled and finished in the South in both heavy toast virgin American Oak casks and Light Toasted French Oak casks.”

In keeping with the design ethos of Yelawolf, who is described as a “designer,” the packaging takes cues from his Slumerican apparel brand. The matte black glass bottle, “adorned with typography and snake imagery reminiscent of a tattoo,” is encased “in a premium hand-made custom wood box with silver serpent emblems and hand-crafted leather details.”

Creek Water launched its first premium expression, an 18-Year-Old Rye Whiskey called Sometimes Y, in celebration of American Rapper Yelawolf’s collaborative album with Shooter Jennings. (image via Next Century Spirits)

“This whiskey is really a love letter to fans of my music, apparel, and whiskey,” said Yelawolf in a prepared statement. “Like the music throughout my career, this whiskey is a bit more nuanced, and refined but still packs a punch when you least expect it.”

With only 600 bottles being produced, Creek Water Sometimes Y is pricing at $400 a pop. It is available for purchase at Official tasting notes for it are below.

The primary aging is a slower process which results in a clean fruit-forward whiskey with a kick of spice and subtle honey flavors. The second finishing process adds notes of almond, dark chocolate, and coffee flavors. The extra barreling also adds to the creamy mouthfeel to add a level of premiumization throughout the tasting experience.

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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