Jack Daniel’s has introduced a Bonded Rye Whiskey as the newest addition to its Bonded Series, a line of expressions that honors the distillery’s heritage. This is the first rye whiskey from the Jack Daniel Distillery with the Bottled-in-Bond designation.
A bonded whiskey must be distilled by a single distiller during a single season, matured in a government bonded warehouse for at least four years, and bottled at 100 proof–according to the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897.
“The Bottled-in-Bond designation on Jack Daniel’s Bonded Rye is another stamp of quality, assuring consumers that every drop of our whiskey is made right here in Lynchburg at the Jack Daniel Distillery with the highest standards possible,” said Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller. “Bonded Rye features our uniquely crafted rye grain bill at 100 proof, delivering a unique and balanced profile that drinkers have come to expect and seek out from our rye releases.”
The Bonded Rye features a mash bill of 70% rye, 18% corn, and 12% malted barley and is charcoal mellowed before aging in new, handmade American white oak barrels. It offers notes of dried fruit followed by lingering hints of toffee, imparting a bold and balanced taste with a rye spice finish.
The bottle comes in packaging inspired by the original design of the 1895 Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey bottle.
Bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV), Jack Daniel’s Bonded Rye will be available in 700mL bottles across the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $31.99. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
In May, Jack Daniel’s unveiled the latest addition to its Single Barrel Collection, Jack Daniel’s Barrel Proof Rye. The new offering sees the Brown-Forman-owned brand adding a permanent higher-ABV rye whiskey to the series.