LOUISVILLE, KY - Pursuit Spirits, founded by the creators of the popular podcast Bourbon Pursuit, have released their second major brand extension, Pursuit United Rye. This new blend marries three mashbills from two different distilleries to create an uncommon rye whiskey. The inaugural release will have 2076 bottles at 108 proof (54% Alc./Vol), non-chill filtered, and available with a SRP of $65.
Following in the same footsteps as Pursuit United bourbon, Pursuit United Rye wanted to showcase the art of the blend. The small batch blend of straight rye whiskeys utilizes three different mashbills from two states. One is provided by Bardstown Bourbon Company and the other two come from Sagamore Spirit. “Creating the blend using Kentucky and Maryland rye whiskey was a way to pay homage to two historically significant rye whiskey producing states,” said Kenny Coleman, Co-founder of Pursuit Spirits. “All of the whiskey in the blend was produced at each respective distillery to create a rye flavor profile that hadn’t been discovered.”
The blend utilizes Sagamore’s 52% rye, 43% corn, and 5% malted barley mashbill which provides more bourbon-like characteristics. “We wanted to create a rye that wasn’t traditional and spoke more to bourbon consumers,” said Ryan Cecil, Co-founder of Pursuit Spirits. "We also added in Sagamore Spirit and Bardstown Bourbon Company's 95% rye, 5% malted barley mashbills to add familiar rye flavors. What you’re left with are notes of brown sugar, baked cinnamon on green apples, and finishes with a hint of citrus flavor followed by mint, tea, and cloves.”
Pursuit United Rye will be available in limited quantities on store shelves in CO, GA, IL, KY, TX and online at Seelbachs.com. Pursuit United Rye will continue to be a yearly limited release.
ABOUT PURSUIT SPIRITS: Founded in 2018 by the creators of the popular podcast Bourbon Pursuit, Pursuit Spirits is rooted in providing consumers an uncommon whiskey experience, focused on transparency and access to unique whiskeys. Today, Pursuit Spirits offers award-winning small-batch products with Pursuit United and Pursuit United Rye as well as their single barrel product, Pursuit Series. For more information, please visit www.pursuitspirits.com.
ABOUT BOURBON PURSUIT: Bourbon Pursuit is the leading whiskey podcast, dubbed as “The Official Podcast of Bourbon”. Started in 2015, Bourbon Pursuit reaches a global audience with more than 1.75+ million streams per year informing listeners on the next bourbon trends, great bottles, and sharing the personalities behind their favorite brands with interviews from prominent whiskey distilleries. Subscribe to Bourbon Pursuit wherever you get your podcasts and learn more at www.bourbonpursuit.com.