Saturday, October 29, 2022

Blue Run Kentucky Straight Whiskey

Hot new bourbon alert!
With the help of the former master distiller of Four Roses
Jim Rutledge, liquid advisor
The iconic Jim Rutledge expertly approves Blue Run’s Bourbon selections and distills our new make Bourbon.
Rutledge, a 50-year veteran of the industry, is the former Master Distiller of Four Roses Bourbon. Enshrined in the inaugural class of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame in 2001, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 from Malt Advocate, and was named Ambassador of the Year by Whisky Magazine in 2008. Rutledge was also the 13th inductee (and only the 2nd American) into Whisky Magazine’s global hall of fame in 2013.

Our allocation was 10 cases of each - we are already down to less than 4 cases of each
They said we might be able to get more, but they were not sure yet.

Blue Run High Rye Bourbon Whiskey...$84.99 / 750ml
  • Batch: Fall
  • Date bottled 8/23/2022
  • 65% Corn
  • 30% Rye
  • 5% Malted Barley
Blue Run Kentucky Straight High Rye Bourbon is a small-batch whiskey and is the first Blue Run product with Bourbon Hall of Famer Jim Rutledge serving as the contracted Master Distiller (on all previous Blue Run products, except Golden Rye, Jim served as the Liquid Advisor).
Tasting Notes:  A caramel beauty full of baking spices and a toasted oak frame that crescendos with a stone fruit and black pepper finish.

Blue Run Reflection I Bourbon Whiskey...$79.99 / 750ml
  • Batch: Fall
  • Date bottled 9/1/2022
Blue Run “Reflection I” Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a small-batch whiskey and was contract distilled by Blue Run’s Liquid Advisor and Bourbon Hall of Famer Jim Rutledge. Jim distilled this batch of barrels at Castle & Key Distillery. The name “Reflection I” was chosen by two of Blue Run’s founders who faced personal challenges over the past two years, in the middle of the pandemic and while launching the company. Pulled from existing aging stocks, this approachable bourbon, at this particular proof, is what they both enjoyed during this period, allowing them to reflect on what truly matters, starting first and foremost with family.
Tasting Notes:
Bright Rainier cherries and creamy butterscotch on the nose. Fluffy pancakes and maple syrup on the front end, rosemary on the mid palate with an invigorating nutmeg finish.

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