Lock Stock & Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey 18 Year
Cooper Spirits // Canada
This is the third and oldest release thus far of Lock Stock & Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey, following their 13-year-old and 16-year-old bottlings. Like those releases, this bottling is 100% rye whiskey distilled at Canada's Alberta Distillery. It is a "robust cut", unfiltered after aging for 18 years in new, charred American oak. Bottled at 109 proof.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"An 18 year old, 100% rye mashbill whiskey is going to draw attention, especially when it's bottled at 109 proof. The long ageing has tamed the spice of this rye to bring out notes of banana bread, candied ginger, and vanilla, with a touch of charred wood lurking the background. The finish is long and warming with a hint of cherry. This is a rye lover's whiskey, and despite its high proof it's easy to enjoy without any ice or water; break this bottle out on special occasions."