Indiana’s Ross & Squibb Distillery recently announced some serious upgrades to its barrel programs.
A statement from the whiskey brand noted that one example of this is their Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel, which will feature updated, custom packaging. Each bottle has a new label providing more details, including the name of the purchaser or retail account, the year selected, the number and mash bill of the barrel and the proof point at which the bourbon was bottled.
And, the brand’s statement noted, their selection process has been enhanced as well. So, in addition to its mailed sample-kit option for barrel selection, Ross & Squibb now offers private barrel-selection opportunities with Master Distiller Ian Stirsman at the Lawrenceburg, Indiana, distillery on a pre-reservation-only basis.
The on-site experience includes a tour of the 175-year-old distillery and a private sampling in the distillery’s tasting room and Customer Innovation Center.
Also new for 2023, Remus Bourbon barrels aged between 4-5 years have been set aside for the program. Customers can choose from among three mash bills (51% corn/39% rye/10% malted rye; 75% corn/21% rye/4% barley malt; or 60% corn/36% rye/4% barley malt), which can be bottled at three different proof ranges (103.8. 109.1 or 113.2).
Each barrel of 2023 Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel selected yields about 30 cases of six bottles, with a suggested retail price of $59.99.
“We put a lot of time, energy and creativity into every barrel of whiskey we create, and we are proud to share the fruits of those efforts with our customers through our barrel program,” said Stirsman. “For those who are interested, I am especially excited to host our private selection opportunities and provide an experience as memorable as the products we create.”
He noted that Ross & Squibb Distillery’s barrel program also includes Rossville Union Rye Single Barrel offerings. For this, select barrels of 4-to-5-year-old barrels have been set aside as well.
Customers again can select from among three mash bills (95% rye/5% barley malt; 51% rye/49% barley malt; or 51% rye/45% corn/4% barley malt), which can be bottled at three different proof points (102.5, 108.2 or 112.2). Each barrel of 2023 Rossville Union Rye Single Barrel yields approximately 30 cases of 700 ml bottles, with a suggested retail price of $59.99.
For those interested in participating in the 2023 Barrel Program, either by ordering a sample kit or by reserving a private barrel-selection opportunity with Ross & Squibb Distillery Master Distiller Ian Stirsman, you can email email@example.com.
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