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Big and bold at barrel proof to remind you what it means to be a Rye Whiskey.
George Ross founded Rossville Distillery in 1847. Aside from a brief switch to industrial production during Prohibition, it has been producing fine Spirits continuously since then. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions it has been owned by Seagram’s, Pernod Ricard, and others over the years. But since 2011 it has been the flagship of MGP — one of the largest producers of Whiskey, Gin, and other Spirits.
To kick off the Rossville line, they created two versions of their signature Straight Rye Whiskey — one at 47% ABV and one at 56.3% ABV. Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey is the bold one with a smooth finish.
While they use the same mash bills, the combination of the two is proprietary. It is a tasty amalgamation of two of their core Rye mash bills. The first is 95% rye and 5% malted barley to deliver a nice Rye kick. The second is a 51% rye, 45% corn, and 4% malted barley to provide a balance of sweetness. The blend is well-balanced, aged five to seven years in new oak. The release is limited to just 83 barrels, so get as much as you can as soon as you can.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Bold Rye spices jump out at first sniff followed by sweet caramels, cinnamon, and old leather.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is nicely sweet for this big and bold Rye with all the spice you want with a floral tone and Tahitian vanilla.
The finish is long and bold… it’s a Rye and it knows it.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.