J. Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey
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  • sherry
  • rich
  • sweet
  • caramel
  • butterscotch
  • corn
  • fruit
  • almond
  • allspice

J. Rieger & Co.

J. Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey (0.75l, 46%)

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A beautiful Whiskey blend with a drop of fine Sherry.

Founded by an Austrian immigrant Jacob Rieger and later taken over by his family, J. Rieger & Co. used to be the largest mail-order Whiskey in the world until the good ol’ Prohibition came up. Today, they are proudly back in Kansas City. I mean, somebody had to open up Kansas City's first distillery in almost a century!

A blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskey, light corn Whiskey, and Straight Rye Whiskey, Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey brings together different Whiskeys that were all aged for at least 4 years. Plus, a nice lil’ drop of 15 YO Oloroso Sherry from the Williams & Humbert Bodega in Jerez. This used to be an established practice back in the 1800s but when the Whiskeys got better, there was no need for adding Sherry anymore. A shame, really, since it can add a nice touch to excellent Whiskeys, too. So, these guys decided to bring this practice back. With the good Whiskeys, though. Naturally. Weighing in at 92 proof, you have before you a very well-balanced, smooth, and slightly sweet Whiskey blend. Savor it neat, on the rocks, or enjoy it in classic cocktails like the Horsefeather, Manhattan and Old Fashioned.

California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Brilliant orange

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sherry and rich, sweet, caramel, and butterscotch aromas are followed by a corn Whiskey backbone.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet corn Whiskey flavors are followed up with a touch of sweetness from the sherry featuring dried fruits, almonds, and bitter chocolate.

Finish
Robust and spicy.

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  • sherry
  • rich
  • sweet
  • caramel
  • butterscotch
  • corn
  • fruit
  • almond
  • allspice
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Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
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Character Dogson
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
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