Ross & Squibb Unveils Changes to Single Barrel Program

Lawrenceburg, IN-based Ross & Squibb Distillery (formerly MGP) has announced changes to its Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Rossville Union Straight Rye Whiskey Single Barrel programs for 2024.

The distillery now offers kits for each brand with the option to experience a private, guided tasting of the selections with Master Distiller Ian Stirsman, either in-person at the distillery or virtually.

“We’ve set aside some outstanding barrels for our Remus and Rossville Single Barrel selections, each with a distinctive profile,” says Stirsman. “For those customers who are interested in coming to the distillery, I’m looking forward to personally showing them around and helping them pick out a barrel they will love.”

The in-person private barrel-selection opportunities take place at the distillery, and are available on a reservation-only basis. The onsite experience includes a tour of the 175-year-old distillery and a private sampling in the distillery’s tasting room. (The distillery does not offer public tours.)

Virtual tastings and selections also can be coordinated with customers who order either a Remus or a Rossville Single Barrel program selection kit. The custom selection kits come packaged in a natural wood case containing a sample of three different mash bills, branded glassware and information about each of the offerings.

All virtual tastings are either led by Stirsman or a member of the barrel team.

For 2024, Remus Bourbon barrels aged between 4-5 years have been set aside for the program. Customers can choose from among three mash bills (51% corn/39% rye/10% malted rye; 60% corn/36% rye/4% barley; or 75% corn/21% rye/4% barley), which can be bottled at three proof ranges (108.5, 115.2 or 118.1). Each barrel of 2024 Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel selected yields approximately 30 6-in cases of 750-ml. bottles, with a suggested retail price of $59.99.

The 2024 Rossville Union Rye program includes barrels aged between 4-5 years. Customers can select from among three mash bills (95% rye/5% barley; 51% rye/49% barley; or 51% rye/45% corn/4% barley), which can be bottled at three different proof points (108.2, 115.1 or 117.9). Each barrel of 2024 Rossville Union Rye Single Barrel yields approximately 30 6-in cases of 700-ml. bottles, with a suggested retail price of $59.99.

Customers and retail accounts interested in participating in the 2024 Barrel Program — either by ordering a sample kit or by reserving a private virtual or in-person barrel-selection — can email [email protected].
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