MGP of Lawrenceburg, Indiana tells BourbonBlog.com that they are introducing a new Rossville Union Barrel Select program allowing retail customers to choose a custom flavor profile and packaging. Participating accounts meet with the distillery team in Lawrenceburg to taste, select and order a specialty blend of barrel reserves. This program will debut this fall 2019.
A year ago they released the Rossville Union label. This was their first proprietary Straight Rye Whiskey label. The two expressions are Rossville Union Master Crafted at $39.99 and Rossville Union Barrel Proof at 69.99.
Whiskey consumers and industry alike are familiar MGP (Midwest Grain Products) as the supplier of premium distilled spirits like rye whiskeys, gins, and vodkas. Some brands choose to “source” their product from MGP either in the beginning stages or throughout for the desired flavor and product.
While MGP as a company started in 1941, they says that this rye whiskey label is named after the founding distillery in Lawrenceburg, Rossville Union. They say the whiskey represents a historic return to the home of crafted rye whiskey and honors a spirited tradition that dates back more than 170 years in America’s original “Whiskey City” in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Details on each provided by MGP below. Both products are blended from the extensive barrel reserves at MGP, a distinction which is cited on the label with the number of “barrels used” in each release, notably 159 for Master Crafted and 83 barrels for Barrel Proof.
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Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey
Aged 5 to 7 years, Rossville Union Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey.
The number of barrels used to make Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey is hand-written on every bottle (the current release was sourced from 159 barrels)
Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey offers a balance of sweet oak with rye spice aged.
Rossville Union Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey.
Drawn from the best and oldest barrel reserves in the distillery, Barrel Proof is said to have a spicy, vanilla nose, profound wood and caramel notes, and a balanced spice finish.
Bottled at 112.6-proof, Barrel Proof is a full, but balanced cask-strength rye whiskey.