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Beam Suntory releases Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky

albertaryedarkbatchBeam Suntory is challenging bartenders to “give cocktails a new interpretation” with its new Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky.

The new super-premium whisky from Canada’s Alberta Distillers, owned by Beam Suntory, features a blend of 91% rye whisky, 8% Bourbon and 1% Sherry, and is aged in both new charred American white oak and once-used American Bourbon barrels.

The latest offering is designed to be served in a variety of whisky cocktails with the intention of “challenging bartenders and consumers to rethink their rye and give cocktails a new interpretation”.

Dan Tullio, Canadian whisky master ambassador at Beam Suntory, said: “As the rye whisky category continues to grow, we’re thrilled to be able to introduce a new product to US whisky lovers.”

“With Alberta Distillers’ rich heritage producing superior rye whisky, Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky combines contemporary flavor trends with classic notes of premium rye whisky, offering mixologists, spirits connoisseurs and whisky enthusiasts a one-of-a-kind whisky with a robust, sophisticated flavour.”

The new rye whisky has “flavours of honey and oak”, leaving “hints of vanilla, smoke, sweet oak and savoury dried fruit” on the palate.

Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky is bottled at 45% abv and is available across the US at an RRP of US$29.99 for a 750ml bottle.