Still Austin Bottled in Bond Rye


Classification: Straight Rye

Company: Still Austin Whiskey Co.

Distillery: Still Austin Whiskey Co.

Release Date: Spring 2024

Proof: 100

Age: NAS (Aged at least 4 years per TTB regulations)

Mashbill: 100% Rye

Color: Bright Copper

MSRP: $80 / 750mL (2024)

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Press Release


Rye spice | Herbal | Dark fruit | Light oak


Rye spice | Hot honey | Charred oak | Earthy undertone | Rich intensity


Peppery oak | Honey | Earthy undertone persists | Lingering rye spice


A 100% rye whiskey that highlights Texas terroir.

In the summer of 2023 Still Austin Whiskey Co. introduced a new, ongoing “Seasonal Bottled in Bond Series” with plans to release a different bottled in bond whiskey for each of the four seasons of the year. Each release is intended to capture the ingredients, flavors, and themes of its respective season, with labels showcasing unique artwork from Marc Burckhardt, with animals and colors intended to conjure the mood of the particular season. Releases will be various styles of whiskey, with the three previous editions being bourbons. Bottled in Bond Rye is the fourth and final installment in the series and is also the lone rye whiskey. It was distilled using 100% Texas grown rye intended to “conjure feelings of new beginnings, bold ideas, and fresh perspectives, according to the company.

Still Austin Bottled in Bond Rye maintains the level of quality seen in the company’s previous Bottled in Bond releases in the series. It’s rye-forward throughout, and has an undertone that morphs from herbal on the nose to earthy on the palate and finish. In addition to the persistent rye spice, notes of dark fruit, hot honey, and peppery oak emerge at various points in the sip. It’s a grain, distillation, and terroir driven whiskey, being made from 100% Texas rye and distilled and aged in Texas, making for a more unique and interesting pour as a result. Like other releases from Still Austin Whiskey Co., Bottled in Bond Rye continues to solidify the company’s position as an up-and-coming distillery you’ll want to take note of.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Nick Beiter

May 9, 2024
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