Sugarlands Distilling Co. recently announced a multifaceted partnership with platinum-selling recording artists O.A.R. that includes a special honey barrel cask finished rye whiskey.
What’s described as the award-winning craft distillery’s collaboration will celebrate O.A.R.’s 25th anniversary and include two specialty products from Sugarlands with the band’s name.
Sugarlands will first release a super small-batch special edition of its popular Roaming Man Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey finished in honey barrels using Pap’s Hilltop Honey.
The Roaming Man Straight Rye Whiskey barrels were emptied and then refilled with Pap’s Hilltop Honey, where the honey aged in the barrels for six months before being emptied and refilled with 32 to 36 months Roaming Man Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey where it rested for an additional 22 months.
The limited release is only available in a gift pack that includes one 375 ml bottle of Roaming Man and two neat tasting glasses in special O.A.R. packaging. Only 1,000 bottles of limited-edition Roaming Man O.A.R. 25th anniversary gift packs are being produced for this release.
Sugarlands will also release Jammin’ Peach, a new ready-to-drink moonshine cocktail in collaboration with O.A.R. Jammin’ Peach blends the sweet and velvety taste of ripe summer peaches with Sugarlands’ signature moonshine. Jammin’ Peach will be available beginning in summer 2022.
“We are so excited to welcome O.A.R. to the Sugarlands family and help the band celebrate its 25th anniversary,” said Ned Vickers, president, and founder, Sugarlands Distilling Co, in a prepared statement. “To enjoy that kind of longevity in the music business while gaining such a loyal, passionate following along the way is a testament to the band’s commitment to its craft and ability to connect with fans, which are two things we greatly appreciate at Sugarlands.”
Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.