Blue Run Launches First Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey

The fast-growing brand Blue Run Spirits has announced the second release in its Rye Whiskey series: Blue Run Emerald Rye Whiskey.

This is the first Blue Run rye whiskey contract-distilled by Blue Run Liquid Advisor Jim Rutledge at Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, KY, and the first Blue Run rye bottled at barrel proof.

Emerald, a limited edition, came from 189 barrels.

“This was an incredibly fun project to work on, as I asked the Blue Run team what aspects of rye whiskey they truly loved,” says Blue Run Whiskey Director Shaylyn Gammon. “I then went about focusing my blend on those key attributes, zeroing in on fragrant herbs, fresh peppers and robust spice.”

“Those three prominent notes provide the foundation for a complex, deep flavor experience all the way through to the finish,” Gammon adds.

Several Emerald barrels aged at different locations more than fifty miles apart in Bardstown and Frankfort. Additionally, Shaylyn blended Emerald using whiskies from three different mash bills with varying degrees of the core grain rye.

On the nose, Emerald Rye presents butterscotch and caramel, leading into toasted oak and spicy peppers, the company reports. The palate begins with buttercream and shishito peppers, followed by apples and pears, before a woody sprinkling of cloves and rye spice. The finish contains leather, oak and brown butter.

Blue Run Emerald Rye is now available at select retailers in the U.S. and online at

Presented at 116.7 proof, the suggested retail price of this whiskey is $109.99 per 750-ml. bottle.

Blue Run Spirits is available in California, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Texas (Republic National Distributing Company); Georgia (Savannah); South Carolina and Tennessee (Advintage); Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C. (Prestige-Ledroit); Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, and Wisconsin (Breakthru); New Jersey (Fedway Associates); New York (Park Street); Kansas (Worldwide Beverage Group); and online at powered by Seelbach’s.

Blue Run Emerald Rye is the followup to Blue Run Golden Rye Whiskey.The post Blue Run Launches First Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey first appeared on Beverage Dynamics.
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Author: Kyle Swartz