Sagamore Spirits to Release Rum Cask Finished Rye Whiskey
Sugar and spice are teaming up this spring in Sagamore Spirits’ newest limited-edition rye whiskey: Sagamore Spirit Reserve Series Rum Cask Finish Rye Whiskey.
Sagamore Spirit first offered a Rum Cask Finish Rye Whiskey in 2019 as part of a smaller release offered exclusively at its Baltimore distillery. The positive response to that first batch, which was aged in a Jamaican high ester rum barrel, led the distillery to offer this year’s version, now available nationwide.
For this year’s release, Sagamore Spirit’s distilling team took a blend of its barrel-aged 5- and 6-year-old straight rye whiskies, placing some of it in hand-selected barrels from South America, and the rest in barrels from Jamaica, aging both for an additional 10 months.
Once aged, the whiskey from both barrels were then blended back together at 98-proof.
Rum Cask Finish is part of the Sagamore Spirit Reserve Series, a collection of limited-edition Maryland-style rye whiskies that celebrate the legacy of Maryland distilling, with an unyielding focus on excellence from start to finish. Past releases include 8-Year-Old Rye Whiskey, Manhattan Finish and Tequila Finish.
Sagamore Spirit Rum Cask Finish will be available nationwide this month in 750ml bottles at a suggested retail price of $79.