Sagamore Spirit added an 8-Year-Old rye whiskey to its Reserve Series. This marks the first time the limited-edition offering from the Baltimore-based distillery will be available throughout the brand’s entire domestic distribution footprint.
Aged in new charred American white oak barrels for eight years, the Sagamore Spirit 8-Year-Old Rye Whiskey delivers dried cherries, clove, and smoked vanilla on the nose and flavors of candied ginger, sweet orange, molasses, and nut brittle for a bold palate that leaves a lasting finish. Bottled at 111.4-proof, the rye can be savored neat, on the rocks, or as the base for a warming seasonal cocktail.
“Our 8-Year-Old Rye Whiskey comes from some of the first liquid we put into barrels and set us on the path to where we are today,” said Brian Treacy, Sagamore Spirit’s co-founder and president. “More time in a barrel doesn’t always translate to better whiskey, but this release shows what can come from careful, expert aging and thoughtful blending. The patience and care our distilling team took with this release dating back over eight years ago set the blueprint for the whiskies that would follow.”
An earlier iteration – available at the distillery and in select markets in 2021 – earned a Gold Medal from the ASCOT Awards and a Double Gold from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Since then, the brand’s distilling team has focused on crafting a more widely available version that matched its predecessor in quality and flavor profile. It’s part of the Sagamore Spirit Reserve Series – a collection of limited-edition rye whiskies that celebrate the legacy of Maryland distilling. Past releases include Port Finish, Rum Cask Finish, Tequila Cask Finish, and Sherry Finish.
Sagamore Spirit Reserve Series 8-Year-Old Rye Whiskey will be available beginning in March in 750ml bottles for the price of $79. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.