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J.RIEGER'S CO - Straight Bourbon

J.RIEGER'S CO - Straight Bourbon

Regular price €43,00 EUR
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J.RIEGER'S CO - Straight Bourbon

With an average age of 6 years, this Bourbon offers a nice balance of sweetness and spiciness, and is perfect for sipping neat or over ice, or for use in your favorite classic cocktail. Loaded with tropical fruits on the nose: mango, fruit passion fruit and toasted coconut. On the palate, rich flavors of caramel apple, fresh bread and buttered popcorn. A very rich and fruity palate with notes of dried cherries and cranberry sauce. The finish has lingering notes of cinnamon and baking spices.

🍸 It's beautiful when served neat or over ice, but also works well in classic bourbon-based cocktails such as the Horsefeather (regional drink from Kansas City), the Manhattan, the Old Fashioned or even the Boulevardier.

70cl, 43%

J.Rieger's is a brand of whiskey created in 1887 in Kansas City, Missouri by an Austro-Hungarian immigrant, Jacob Rieger. Although it was enjoying great success, the distillery had to close its doors in 1920 due to Prohibition. In April 2010, 90 years after Prohibition began, the idea of ​​bringing back the historic distillery was dreamed up by Ryan Maybee, a Kansas City bartender. Ryan opened his speak-easy bar in the basement of the Rieger Hotel in 2009, without knowing its history. A year later he opened a restaurant on the ground floor of the building and met Andy Rieger on the opening night, who at the time was the only living “Rieger” of Jacob's lineage. After a brief introduction, Ryan casually told Andy that they should bring back the old distillery. In 2014, they (re)launched the brand under the direction of Dave Picklerell (Maker's Mark), with the aim of re-establishing J. Rieger & Co. as one of the best whiskey producers in the country. Kansas City Whiskey quickly gained national attention, being named to the Top 4 Best New International Spirits or Cocktail Ingredients at the 2015 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.

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