Luxco has expanded its Rossville rye whiskey range with the introduction of Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey, coinciding with National Rye Month in August. This new release, limited to 3,000 cases, offers an exquisite rye experience with an ABV of 50%. Distilled in March 2017, this six-year-old whiskey boasts a mash bill featuring 51% rye and 49% barley malt. It showcases a rich bouquet with sweet malt, dark chocolate, raisin, and saddle leather aromas, complemented by tasting notes of caramel, mocha, and a luscious candied-fruit body. The finish delights with hints of green apple, malted chocolate, and cinnamon. Priced at £59/€69 (US$75) per 700ml bottle, this release is a testament to Luxco's commitment to producing exceptional rye whiskey.
Ian Stirsman, master distiller at Ross & Squibb Distillery, commented on the creation of Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey, stating that it blends their extensive rye expertise with a high-malt mash bill, resulting in a truly special whiskey. The whiskey matures for at least six years, developing complex flavors that are sure to satisfy discerning palates.
Bottled-in-bond whiskeys, renowned for their quality and authenticity, have long been highly regarded in the US and are gaining popularity worldwide. Greg Mefford, international sales director at Luxco, anticipates strong demand for this new expression in the UK, Germany, and Australia, especially among consumers seeking rye whiskeys with higher proofs and age statements. With its exceptional quality and limited availability, Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey is expected to make a lasting impression in these markets. Don't miss the chance to savor this fine addition to Luxco's Rossville rye whiskey range.
About Ross & Squibb Distillery
In 1847, George Ross established the Rossville Distillery, now known as the Ross & Squibb Distillery, on the banks of Tanner's Creek in Lawrenceburg. It marked one of the early distilleries in the area, drawing in whiskey enthusiasts with its legendary rye creations. Lawrenceburg quickly rose to prominence as the epicenter of the whiskey world.
In 1921, George Remus, a former pharmacist turned opportunistic entrepreneur, took over the Squibb Distillery, using it to produce "medicinal" bourbon for his bootlegging empire. This distillery eventually became part of the Ross & Squibb legacy.
During Prohibition, the Ross & Squibb Distillery stood as one of the few resilient establishments, patiently waiting for America's renewed interest in whiskey.
In 2021, the distillery underwent a name change, becoming Ross & Squibb Distillery, a tribute to the mastery, artistry, and heritage that infuse every spirit they produce. Today, whiskey consumption has surged across America, accompanied by a growing appreciation for meticulously crafted spirits deeply rooted in the quality, character, and traditions of their hometown.
While Kentucky is renowned for its bourbon, Lawrenceburg has become synonymous with exceptional rye whiskey and high-rye bourbon. Situated conveniently near the Ohio River and blessed with a massive limestone shelf, Ross & Squibb Distillery, along with its predecessors, benefits from the natural filtration of the cold, pristine water from the Great Miami Aquifer. This unique gift reduces sulfur and iron content, which can mar a whiskey's flavor, resulting in a distinctively bold and spicy taste that no other region can replicate.
Luxco is a prominent beverage alcohol company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Established in 1958, Luxco has a rich history of crafting and distributing a wide range of spirits, including whiskey, rum, vodka, tequila, and liqueurs. The company is known for its commitment to producing high-quality and authentic spirits that appeal to consumers worldwide.
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As Luxco expands its presence both domestically and internationally, it remains focused on providing consumers with a wide range of spirits that reflect its passion for quality and tradition.