Old Carter Whiskey Co. Rye Batch 4 Will Be Smallest Batch Yet

Old Carter Rye Batch 4. Photo Courtesy Old Carter Whiskey Co.

Old Carter Whiskey Co. has announced the arrival of Old Carter Rye Batch 4, hitting shelves this week.

Batch 4 will be a blend of only 5 barrels of 8-year-old, 95% rye whiskey, resulting in just 942 bottles. Previous rye releases from the brand have hovered between 1000-1200 bottles, making this batch even harder to find. As with all Old Carter releases, Batch 4 will be bottled at a barrel strength 114.1 proof.

“On the nose this 95% Rye conjures up a slice of toasted rye bread covered in vanilla butter and honey, with warm tones of soft hay and a slightly floral note. The palate first brings out shortbread cookies and a hint of spiced caramel which give way to a bit of earth and thoughts of dusty leather journeying on through a long finish. As always it delivers that sweet, silky, viscous mouthfeel which we love and strive for!” said the Carters in a press release.

This will be the tenth release from Mark and Sherri Carter, and their fourth batch of rye whiskey. Fans of their brand can expect another round of releases before year’s end, including a Kentucky Straight Bourbon single barrel project and their American Whiskey Batch 2.

Old Carter Rye Batch 4 will be on shelves only in Kentucky this week at a suggested retail price of around $200.

Caroline Paulus
Caroline Paulus is the Senior Editor for The Bourbon Review. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow her on Instagram @misswhiskeyhistorian to keep up with her latest in bourbon news - and a few old finds, too.