Kentucky distillery Hemingway Whiskey Company announced the launch of Hemingway Rye Whiskey First Edition with the release of the inaugural 972 bottles.
A blend of straight rye whiskeys finished in ultra-premium rum-seasoned Oloroso Sherry casks, this initial offering has a captivating blend of 96% 9-year-old Indiana Straight Rye and 4% 4-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye.
Inspired by rich storytelling and the lessons and traditions passed down from generation to generation, the brand is, of course, named after American author, journalist, and storyteller Ernest Hemingway. Steered by the Call family, who share a similar passion for storytelling and tradition with more than 230 years of distilling experience between them and Bardstown roots.
“With Hemingway as inspiration, the Call family has authored a new whiskey masterpiece,” said Steve Groth, Founder of Hemingway Rye. “It’s an honour to have the Call family and their centuries of whiskey-making experience as part of this new offering. With a focus on quality and innovation, the legacy team we have in place has crafted this premium rye whiskey with passion, and we can’t wait to get it in the hands of rye whiskey lovers everywhere.”
Seventh-Generation Master Distiller Ron Call and his sons, Clayton Call and Eighth-Generation Master Distiller Jacob Call, hand-sourced, blended, and finished the rye whiskey, building on generations of distilling expertise and innovation. They are joined by Steve Groth, whiskey pioneer and co-founder of the revered Angel’s Envy Bourbon brand.
The expression has a rich caramel and brown sugar aroma, complemented by back notes of soft rye and vanilla. On the palate, it has notes of rich cherry, toasted oak, creamy caramel, and cinnamon. A rich mouthfeel bursts with fruit flavour leading into a soft, sweet, and warm finish.
The First Edition release of Hemingway Rye debuts with only 972 bottles, which are hand-numbered and hand-signed by the Calls and encased in a beautifully textured library-style box, which includes a gold foiled Hemingway signature, “First Edition” inscription, and a satin pull ribbon.
“As an eighth-generation distiller and Kentuckian, I’ve had the chance to work with a variety of whiskey brands throughout my distilling career, but having the chance to work with my father and brother on our Hemingway Rye Whiskey has been a dream come true,” said Jacob Call. “Together, we have poured our hearts into this first edition blend, and we’re proud to share it.”
For more information, go to hemingwaywhiskeys.com