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Jack Daniel Distillery’s Rested Tennessee Rye

Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 9.43.23 PMAs a continuation of its entry into the rye whiskey category, the Jack Daniel Distillery is offering a limited release of Jack Daniel’s Rested Tennessee Rye, a follow-up to its 2012 Unaged Tennessee Rye offering.  This marks the distillery’s first barrel-matured expression in the rye category.  A one-time offering, Jack Daniel’s Rested Rye is scheduled to be available in select U.S. markets beginning in April.

Jack Daniel’s Rested Rye is crafted using the same Cave Spring water from the Jack Daniel’s Hollow, proprietary yeast and charcoal mellowing process that’s been used in the distillery’s nearly 150-year-old Tennessee Whiskey recipe.  The new recipe is 70 percent rye, 18 percent corn and 12 percent malted barley. 

“Having spent two cycles of the Tennessee seasons resting in the barrelhouse, we think consumers will be surprised by how much the caramelized wood sugars from our new, lightly toasted and charred [oak] barrels have imparted to the flavor of the rye,” said Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett.

Jack Daniel’s Rested Rye will be available in a 750ml bottle size at a suggested retail price of $49.99 and is 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof).