Straight Rye

Whiskey Wednesday: Booze News You Can Use

The news is filled with the holiday spirits, and three local distilleries have some important announcements to share. Both Nashville Craft Distillery and O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey have released new products, and Fugitive Spirits recently racked up some awards at a national spirits competition.

Close on the heels of its popular first release of a blended whiskey made from two high-rye mash bills, O.H. Ingram has gone all the way into the rye business with a second expression, O.H. Ingram River Aged Straight Rye. This 98-proof rye has a higher corn content than many 95 percent ryes out there, offering a more buttery character to offset the spice of the rye grain, so it’s reminiscent of a buttered spice muffin, perfect for a holiday sipper.

“The response to O.H. Ingram River Aged so far has been beyond what I could’ve possibly imagined,“ says  proprietor Hank Ingram. “Since our Straight Whiskey hit shelves in October, whiskey lovers have been able to experience the taste created by our unique aging process, and our Straight Rye will only deepen their connection to the Ingram River Aged Series.”

After the wide acceptance of O.H. Ingram’s initial offering, look for its rye on liquor store shelves across Tennessee, but don’t dawdle because this is a limited release.

Nashville Scene