Storied contract whiskey producer MGP Ingredients announced today it’s bringing a pair of its own rye whiskey brands to market under the Rossville Union label. Some drinkers may not know it, but the Lawrenceburg, Ind., distillery has filled the glasses of millions under the names of Bulleit Rye, George Dickel Rye and High West Rye and dozens of others.
In recent years, the contracting giant released its own George Remus Bourbon and Till Wheat Vodka.
According to a news release, the two Rossville rye expressions are “named after the founding distillery in Lawrenceburg, Rossville Union.” The creation “represents a historic return to the home of crafted rye whiskey and honors a spirited tradition that dates back more than 170 years in America’s original ‘Whiskey City.’”
Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey is 94 proof, at least 4 years old and offers balanced flavors of oak, rye spice, smoke and a fruit-forward palate.
Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey is bottled at barrel proof (112.6 from a mingling of 83 barrels) and delivers abundant notes of vanilla, oak, caramel and spice notes.
Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey retails for $39.99 per 750-ml bottle, while Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey will sell for $69.99 per 750-ml bottle. Both products will launch in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin as of June 2018.