NEW RELEASE: Rabbit Hole Expands Founder’s Collection with CASK STRENGTH Dareringer

Rabbit Hole Cask Strength Founder's Collection Dareringer. Courtesy

Rabbit Hole Distillery (LOUISVILLE, KY) announced this week Dareringer Founder’s Collection Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in PX Sherry Casks, a limited-edition bourbon that calls on historic wood from Spain to create a unique expression of the brand’s award winning Dareringer Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in PX Sherry Casks.

Per the brand, Rabbit Hole Dareringer Founder’s Collection is an exceptional spirit that embodies founder and whiskey maker Kaveh Zamanian’s fascination with barrel aging and is defined by 60-year-old American white oak with an intriguing lineage.

Crafted by the Cabello family of the esteemed Casknolia Cooperage in Southern Spain, the historic casks that age Dareringer Founder’s Collection are made from rare, 60 year old wood that had been used to age a succession of PX sherry, brandy and PX sherry in partnership with three of Spain’s oldest and most revered producers.  When met with a special reserve Dareringer Straight Bourbon Whiskey that Kaveh had the foresight to hand-select and set aside for aging in #4 toasted and charred new American oak barrels, the result is a captivating, double-barrel bourbon with a bespoke flavor profile.

Kaveh Zamanian said, “Rabbit Hole represents a commitment to pushing bourbon beyond its traditional boundaries and with our Founder’s Collection, we take our creativity a step further. For this, our fourth Founder’s Collection release, my team and I set out to honor our core offering of Dareringer Straight Bourbon Whiskey. We selected rarefied casks for secondary aging and finishing, and harnessed the profound sherry notes of the wood to illustrate how the right combination of cask and whiskey can have a transformative effect on flavor and texture. We’re especially proud of this exceptional bourbon and look forward to sharing it with those who favor one-of-a-kind whiskeys.”   

Dareringer Founder’s Collection reimagines Rabbit Hole’s award-winning Dareringer Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in PX Sherry Casks through a more pronounced sherry profile. Comprised of 65% corn, 25% wheat and 10% malted barley, Dareringer Founder’s Collection derives its complexity from interaction with deeper PX sherry influences to reveal incredible depth. This cask-strength offering is 102.1 proof/51.1% ABV.


Per the brand, the experience of Dareringer Founder’s Collection opens with fragrant notes of custard, walnut, brown sugar and baking spices. On the palate, the spirit is refined and smooth with a pleasing viscosity that carries notes of cinnamon, oak, tobacco and stone fruit with blackcurrant, cherry and lemon influences, touched by a hint of Rabbit Hole’s signature floral note.  Dareringer Founder’s Collection cascades to a medium-to-long finish imparting notes of toffee and pecans with a kiss of light spice.

Rabbit Hole Dareringer Founder’s Collection launches this month. A total of 2,444 sequentially-numbered bottles will be released for sale at Rabbit Hole Distillery and for purchase at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $295. 

While Kaveh Zamanian encourages imbibers to enjoy Dareringer Founder’s Collection according to their personal preference, he suggests that the spirit is enjoyed at full strength or with a touch of water to reveal added layers of complexity.

The packaging of Dareringer Founder’s Collection is at once innovative and minimalist. The individually-numbered bottles are sealed with a gold cork and are placed in a wooden box designed to honor the whiskey it contains. Adorned with an engraved rabbit, the wooden box has magnetic front and back panels that may be removed to display the limited-edition whiskey.

About Rabbit Hole Founder’s Collection

Released in 2020, Rabbit Hole Founder’s Collection is a platform under which Kaveh Zamanian develops special expressions that showcase his creativity and commitment to the artistry of whiskey making. These one-of-a-kind releases are limited edition, cask-strength and released bi-annually.

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