Broken Barrel Whiskey Releases Black Hjerte Rye


November 9, 2023

Broken Barrel Whiskey Black Hjerte Rye

Broken Barrel Whiskey Co. has partnered with Laurel Canyon Spirits to launch Black Hjerte, a blended Rye Whiskey finished in two types of coffee liqueur barrels. As the second limited-edition offering in the Broken Barrel “Collaboration Collection” series, this whiskey is ideal for ushering in the winter months, the result of blending by founder Seth Benhaim and his sourcing of Laurel Canyon Spirits’ Black Hjerte Barrel-Aged Coffee Liqueur barrels.

The blend features both Kentucky Straight Rye and Kentucky-distilled Light Whiskey. The Oak Bill, or combination of various barrel staves used during the finishing process, combines Barrel Aged Black Hjerte Coffee Liqueur staves (66%) and limited-edition Blood Orange Coffee Liqueur barrel staves (33%). Both are based on Laurel Canyon Spirits’ original recipe French pressed coffee liqueur.

“When I discovered Laurel Canyon Spirits’ coffee liqueurs and learned of these two distinct coffee liqueur barrels, I knew a collaboration was in order,” said Benhaim in a news release. “Oak accounts for over 80% of a whiskey’s flavor so why not expose whiskey to various types of wood and create even more complex layers of flavor? Our innovative finishing process makes great Kentucky whiskey taste even better.” 

Broken Barrel Black Hjerte is now available online at and in select retail stores throughout California as well as the company’s gift shop located at 2332 East 8th Street in downtown Los Angeles. The expression features a mash bill of 51% corn, 48% rye, and <1% malted barley. The liquid was bottled at 107 proof (53.5% ABV) and has a suggested retail price of $99.

About Broken Barrel Whiskey Co.

Founded in 2017, Broken Barrel Whiskey is a portfolio of premium whiskeys sourced from Green River Distilling in Owensboro, Kentucky. The core expressions feature exclusively Kentucky Straight Bourbon and Rye Whiskey, which are further aged and finished using various types and combinations of barrel staves.