Blue Run Kentucky Straight High Rye Bourbon Batch 2 is a small-batch whiskey and is the first Blue Run product with Bourbon Hall of Famer Jim Rutledge overseeing the production (on all previous Blue Run products, except Golden Rye, Jim served as the Liquid Advisor). Rutledge distilled this batch at Castle & Key Distillery.
This whiskey is distilled from a 65% Yellow Corn, 30% Rye, 5% Malted Barley mash bill.
Blue Run Whiskey Director Shaylyn Gammon oversaw the dumping and blending of 232 barrels. Batch 1 of BRKSHRB (Oct 2021) sold out in minutes online as stated by Blue Run. Each barrel was toasted to a #4 alligator char and aged in Frankfort and Bardstown, KY., proof clocking in at 111. MSRP is $99.
BUY ONLINE HERE (state by state variance). Sale debut March 10th.
“For a four-year-old Bourbon, I’m impressed with the quality of this release, and I look forward to evaluating the subsequent releases of these barrels – after additional maturation,” said Jim Rutledge.
TASTING NOTES BY BLUE RUN: On the tongue, Blue Run High Rye Bourbon is a caramel beauty full of baking spices and a toasted oak frame that crescendos with a stone fruit and black pepper finish. Each bottle features an iridescent coating on the brand’s signature gold butterfly to create a prismatic, rainbow-hued medallion, making it easily identifiable on any back bar.
Blue Run Spirits can be purchased in Kentucky, Louisiana (RNDC); Georgia (Savannah); South Carolina and Tennessee (Advintage); Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware (Prestige-Ledroit); Illinois and Colorado (Breakthru); California and Florida (Park Street); New Jersey (Fedway Associates); Canada (Evergreen); and online through Seelbach’s at www.bluerunspirits.com/shop.