The Return of Rieger’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottled in Bond
The Excitement Among Whiskey Enthusiasts
It’s been a long-anticipated wait for whiskey enthusiasts, but the time has finally come – Rieger’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottled in Bond is back! This highly sought-after whiskey has been missing from shelves since 2019, leaving fans eager for its return.
The excitement surrounding the release of Rieger’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottled in Bond is palpable. Whiskey lovers have been eagerly anticipating the return of this classic spirit that has earned a reputation for its exceptional complexity, depth, and smooth finish.
The demand for extended aged and “Bottled in Bond” whiskeys has grown rapidly over the past few years, causing shortages of some of the most popular brands. Rieger’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottled in Bond is no exception, and the anticipation of its return has only fueled the excitement around its release.
The Story Behind Rieger’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottled in Bond
Rieger’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottled in Bond is a relic of the past that pays homage to one of Kansas City’s most notable entrepreneurs, Jacob Rieger. Jacob Rieger Co. was a prominent distillery in the early 1900s, but it was shuttered during prohibition. In 2014, Ryan Maybee, a Kansas City bartender, resurrected the brand and started producing Rieger’s whiskey with the help of Jake Wood, a friend and business partner.
The result was Rieger’s Kansas City Whiskey, a 7-year-aged blend that quickly became a staple in the Kansas City cocktail scene. Rieger’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottled in Bond is a step above the Kansas City blend, made with a mash bill of 60% corn, 20% rye, and 20% malted barley, aged at least four years in charred white oak barrels, and bottled at 100 proof. The Bottled in Bond designation means that it was distilled in a single season, by one distiller, at one distillery, and aged for at least four years in a federally bonded and supervised warehouse.
The Tasting Experience
So, what’s all the fuss about? Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottled in Bond is known for its smoothness, rich taste, and complex finish. You’ll find notes of honey, caramel, and vanilla on the nose, followed by a lovely mouthfeel with flavors of toasted oak, butterscotch, and dark chocolate. The finish is long, rich, and warming, leaving a nice tingle on your tongue and a warm sensation in your chest.
The Final Verdict
If you’re a whiskey lover, Rieger’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottled in Bond is a must-try. It’s not only a delicious spirit but also a nod to Kansas City’s vibrant whiskey history. The fact that it’s been “Bottled in Bond” just makes it all the more special. Get ready to savor each sip and raise a glass to the return of this classic American whiskey. Cheers!