Thursday, July 09, 2015


Heaven Hill Brands has announced the launch of a new premium variant of its Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey.

Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey 6 Year Old (55% ABV) is the first major new product launch since Denny Potter was named Heaven Hill Brand’s Co-Master Distiller in December 2014.

Pikesville Straight Rye 6 Year Old

Distilled at the Bernheim Distillery in Louisville and then aged for at least six years in its premier rickhouses in Bardstown, Kentucky, this latest Pikesville variant is made with a mashbill of at least 51% rye, with corn and malted barley making up the remainder of its grain content.

Pale copper colour, Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey 6 Year Old, is said to evoke earthy cocoa and oaky smoky notes on the nose, with hints of honeyed rye, cloves, vanilla and baking spices on the palate.

Commenting on the new release, Denny Potter, Heaven Hill Brand’s Co-Master Distiller, said: “Pikesville Rye is the text book example of the traditional three-grain American Straight Rye Whiskey that laid the foundation for Rye’s current renaissance. To set it apart from other Ryes, I selected barrels at a minimum of 6 years old from high storage and bottled it at a proof that allows the most character from the barrel to come through without overpowering the spicy grain notes. It will appeal to American Whiskey connoisseurs seeking a robust and flavourful sip and to today’s bartending community, as it mixes well in classic cocktails.”

Retailing for a RRP of $49.99, Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey 6 Year Old, will initially be available later this summer in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, with a national rollout across the US planned in the autumn.

Source: Heaven Hill Brands