Craft Spirits July 2021

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New Spirits

Milam & Greene Whiskey is introducing The Castle Hill Series Batch 1, a vintage batch of 13-year-old hand-selected bourbons bottled at barrel proof 108.5. Only 20 barrels mingled to create this whiskey, making it the most limited of the company’s boutique whiskeys. The series celebrates the art and skill of blending vintage whiskey to create bourbon that highlights complex flavors from several single casks.

Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. of Purcellville, Virginia, announced the release of Ragnarök Rye, a collaboration with the band GWAR. Aged in charred new white oak, then sugar maple and cherrywood, each bottle of the 92-proof rye whisky comes with a cast-metal collectable bottle topper featuring each of the five members of GWAR: Blóthar the Berserker; Balsac the Jaws of Death; Jizmak da Gusha; Beefcake the Mighty; and Pustulus Maximus.

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Still Austin Whiskey Co. launched its first limitedrelease Cask Strength Bourbon. Made from 100% Texas grains, the new expression contains the same mash bill as the company’s flagship straight bourbon whiskey—70% Non-GMO white corn, 25% Elbon rye and 5% wildfire malted barley—but without utilizing the slow water reduction process, resulting in a higher proof at 118.

Park City, Utah-based High West Distillery & Saloon has released an exclusive rendition of Rendezvous Rye (92 proof), an award-winning blend of straight rye whiskeys. The label on the limited release features custom artwork crafted by the iconic Ed Mell, an artist whose timeless Western landscapes bring to life High West’s signature spirit. In keeping with the essence of the original High West labels, Ed crafted the new Rendezvous Rye label to reflect a New West, Meets Old West aesthetic, boasting warm earth tones and a contemporaryinspired cowboy scene.