Union Horse Distilling Brings Four Grain Whiskey to Market - The Whiskey Wash

Union Horse Distilling Brings Four Grain Whiskey to Market

Kansas’ Union Horse Distilling Company, as we’ve touched upon in the past, is one of an ever growing number of grain to glass whiskey makers doing almost everything in house, from grain milling to bottling. The company most recently rereleased its straight bourbon and rye expressions under new branding after a lawsuit resulted in them being ordered to change their name. What they are bring to market now is a multi-grain American whiskey.

The new Union Horse Distilling Rolling Standard Midwestern Four Grain Whiskey, according to those behind it, is made from locally sourced barley, wheat, corn and rye. It is aged in American oak for an undisclosed time before being bottled at 92 proof.

Rolling Standard Midwestern Four Grain Whiskey

Plans call for this whiskey, priced upwards of $35 per 750 ml, to be available in Kansas and Missouri by month’s end, and in Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California (San Francisco and Los Angeles) in November. It joins Reserve Straight Bourbon and Reunion Straight Rye as a whiskey offering of Union Horse, and is the first in a new “Distiller Series” which looks at more experimental projects for Union Horse distillers.”

“Rolling Standard represents an exciting step toward what’s next for our company,” said Patrick Garcia, Master Distiller and Co-Founder, Union Horse Distilling Company, in a prepared statement. “We’re constantly looking for new ways to share our craft with consumers, push our creative limits as distillers and build upon what we’ve learned along the way. That’s what the Distiller Series represents to us and we’re proud to have Rolling Standard bring something new to our line-up.”

Very limited official tasting notes suggest notes of vanilla, maple, almond and dark fruit with a hint of cinnamon.

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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.