The Cooper Spirits Co. has announced the launch of Lock Stock & Barrel 18-Year Straight Rye Whiskey.
This third and newest release in the Lock Stock & Barrel series follows the 2016 introduction of the 16-year.
Lock Stock & Barrel 18-year is double distilled from a mash bill of 100% rye grain. A “robust cut” is selected by master distillers, the company says, then the unfiltered spirit is aged in new charred American Oak barrels in cold weather for 18 years and bottled at 109 proof. The resulting liquid has rich and unified notes that suggest hot, buttered gingerbread, dried peach, toasted pecan, ripe honeydew and tobacco leaf, the company reports.
“At 18 years of age, this limited release is one of the oldest rye whiskies available today. It’s truly special, bold yet perfectly balanced, smooth and flavorful,” says Robyn Greene, SVP of marketing and innovation at The Cooper Spirits Company.
Lock Stock & Barrel 18-year has a matte black glass bottle, embossed label and wood cork closure. Lock Stock and Barrel 18 is meant to be savored neat, over a large ice cube or with a splash of spring water and is available in limited quantities across the nation at a suggested retail price of $229.99 per 750-ml. bottle.