The Hemingway, Groth, and Call families have united their strengths to introduce the flagship rye whiskey of the Hemingway Whiskey Company, marking a momentous occasion in the realm of spirits.
Hemingway Whiskey Company has announced the much-awaited unveiling of its central offering, the Hemingway Rye Whiskey Signature Edition. This noteworthy addition is deeply rooted in family tradition, drawing from eight generations of Kentucky whiskey heritage. Expanding its reach, the Signature Edition will now be accessible in 10 new states alongside its presence in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Florida. Notably, enthusiasts across most states can conveniently acquire this release online via hemingwaywhiskeys.com.
Hemingway Rye Whiskey Signature Edition embodies the convergence of three families, spanning eight generations, united by a singular mission: to recount a fresh narrative rich in historical depth through the embodiment of high-caliber Kentucky rye whiskey. Inspired by the indelible legacy of the iconic American author, journalist, and storyteller, Ernest Hemingway, this innovative whiskey serves as a tribute to his influence.
This exceptional rye whiskey narrative converges three families, eight generations, and a shared commitment to crafting exceptional Kentucky rye whiskey that preserves history. The inspiration stems from the profound legacy of the legendary American author, journalist, and storyteller, Ernest Hemingway. Collaborating seamlessly with the Hemingway Whiskey Company, his family lends intimate insights into the writer's life, enabling the brand to unearth hidden gems for inspiration.
Guided by the visionary leadership of Steve Groth, Founder of Hemingway Whiskey Company and a pioneer in the world of whiskey, the Groth family breathes life into the brand through captivating storytelling and genuine promotion. The Call family, spearheaded by Seventh-Generation Master Distiller Ron Call and his sons, Call Family Ambassador Clayton Call and Eighth-Generation Master Distiller Jacob Call, expertly curate the rye whiskey, drawing from a legacy of generations steeped in distillation expertise and innovation. The Call Family's distilling heritage traces back to the earliest days of Bourbon, where Samuel Call distilled whiskey on his Kentucky farm during the late 1700s. This whiskey stands as a testament to their devotion, tradition, and dedication to crafting top-tier spirits.
Steve Groth, Founder of Hemingway Whiskey Co., expresses his enthusiasm, saying, "We've been thrilled to see the overwhelmingly positive reception to our inaugural whiskey releases, and we couldn't be more proud to share our Signature Edition. Our families came together to create this new whiskey, filled with tradition and passion, and we can't wait to hear what people think."
The inaugural batch of Hemingway Rye Whiskey Signature Edition embodies a blend of straight rye whiskeys: a harmonious union of 90% 6-year-old Indiana Straight Rye and 10% 4-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye, the latter skillfully crafted by Master Distiller Jacob Call. Both whiskeys undergo a unique finishing process in Master Distiller Ron Call's Oloroso Sherry casks seasoned with rum, resulting in an exquisite balance of sweet and spicy notes. With a robust 102 proof and a deep amber hue, this rye whiskey boasts a rich character characterized by dried fruits, toasted nuts, nutmeg, and cocoa on the palate, followed by a subtle hint of citrus zest. The journey culminates in an intricate crescendo of baked fruit, nuanced baking spices, and a lingering touch of caramel sweetness. Esteemed judges at the ASCOT Awards acclaim the Signature Edition as "a lovely, lovely whiskey" lauding its "beautiful balance between this warm, spicy, and orange peel flavored whiskey and the wine barrel influence."
Tasting Profile of Hemingway Rye Whiskey Signature Edition, Provided by the Brand
Aroma: Aromatic hints of ryegrass, complemented by the nuances of vanilla, raspberry, raisins, a medley of baking spices, and the earthy essence of oak wood.
Palate: An expansive and robust flavor profile boasting prominent notes of vibrant orange and an array of rich dark fruits, harmoniously countered by delicate undertones of chocolate and the luscious sweetness of caramel.
Finish: An enduring finale marked by the lingering presence of warm baking spices intertwined with the enduring allure of caramel sweetness.
Jacob Call, a Master Distiller of Hemingway Whiskey Co., underscores the artistry of crafting this new signature whiskey, sharing, "Crafting a new signature whiskey is a significant endeavor for any distiller, and the entire Hemingway Whiskey team has worked hard to get it just right. When tasting the new Signature Edition Rye Whiskey, you'll get a smoothness mixed with complexity. It has the traditional rye spice notes but because it was finished in my dad's rum-seasoned Oloroso Sherry casks, it has just the right sweetness to soften the spice. This is a whiskey we were all extremely proud to put our signatures on."
The prestigious home for Hemingway Rye Whiskey is the newly established Western Kentucky Distilling Co. in Beaver Dam, Kentucky, co-founded by Jacob Call. Committed to supporting the local economy, the distillery sources all equipment within the state and exclusively utilizes locally grown Kentucky corn. The distillery plans to open its doors to visitors in the future, offering a firsthand glimpse into the passion that goes into each bottle.
The presentation of Hemingway Rye Whiskey Signature Edition features a bespoke bottle adorned with typewriter key motifs and Hemingway's iconic signature. Notably, the label showcases the esteemed Call Family signatures alongside a neck piece detailing the expression's unique attributes, under the endorsement of Jacob Call's signature. A commissioned portrait of Hemingway, skillfully rendered by UK Typewriter Artist James Cook employing a 1950s typewriter, is concealed within the bottle, gradually revealing itself as the whiskey is consumed. Embedded within the portrait are concealed words that contribute to the brand's story. This distinctive packaging not only invites aficionados to delve deeper into the Hemingway Rye narrative but also offers unexpected surprises that have come to be synonymous with Hemingway Whiskey Co.
In homage to Ernest Hemingway's legacy as a master storyteller, the launch of Signature Edition coincides with the introduction of the Hemingway Six-Word Story Challenge. Inspired by Hemingway's renowned six-word short story, "For sale: baby shoes, never worn," this challenge encourages participants to craft their own succinct narratives. To partake in the challenge and submit your story for public voting, visit http://hemingwaysixword.com.
Hemingway Rye Whiskey Company has already earned substantial acclaim, securing 97 Points from Tasting Panel and earning recognition as one of the most decorated brands at the 2023 ASCOT Awards spirits competition by the award's founders, receiving 5 Double Platinum, 4 Platinum, 2 Double Gold, 4 Gold awards, as well as 'Best of Year' packaging, and was one of the most decorated brands at the 2023 ASCOT Awards spirits competition by the award's founders.
The Hemingway Rye Whiskey Signature Edition can now be acquired for $79.99 per 750ml bottle, both online and in-store. It is accessible in Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee, as well as new states such as California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, and Texas. To learn more about Hemingway Rye Whiskey and future releases, purchase your bottle online, locate a nearby retailer, or become a member of the Hemingway Social Club, please visit www.hemingwaywhiskeys.com.