New Whiskey and It’s Expensive

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Redemption Whiskey announced its new limited edition line, The Ancients.

The first releases are an 18-Year-Old Rye and 36-Year-Old Bourbon.

The 18 year rye is 54.95% ABV with 600 bottles in distribution at $400 SRP.

Only 18 bottles of the 36-year-old bourbon are available, the company said. It is bottled at  48.8% ABV and is $1,200.

The whiskey is from MGP Ingredients Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Ind.

“The Ancients collection features whiskies laid down in barrels in 1978 and 1998 at the old Seagram’s distillery in Lawrenceburg Indiana, the same place where every drop of Redemption Whiskey has ever been produced,” says Tom Steffanci, President of Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, in a press release. “The 18 Year-Old is a reflection of our obsession with Rye and showcases the ageability of rye, and the 36 Year-Old is a result of our access to precious little cache of bourbon acquired many years ago.”

According to a press release, the packaging includes metal labels that are hand patinaed and bottles that are silk screened with Rye fronds. Each is hand bottled and finished with leather cording. Embedded in the wood stopper of each 36 Year-Old bottle is an actual penny from 1978, the year the whiskey was distilled, the company said.


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