Jack Daniel’s has introduced a new bottled-in-bond rye whiskey as the latest member of its bonded series, a line of expressions which honour the distillery’s heritage of whiskey creation.
Available across the US, Jack Daniel’s Bonded Rye is bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV) and is the first rye from the distillery with bottled-in-bond designation.
As outlined by the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, an expression labelled bonded must be distilled by a single distiller during a single season, matured in a government bonded warehouse for a minimum of four years, and bottled at 100 proof.
The Bonded Rye has a grain bill of 70 per cent rye, 18 per cent corn, and 12 per cent malted barley and is charcoal mellowed before ageing in new handmade American white oak barrels.
The producer has described the expression as having notes of dried fruit with lingering hits of toffee on the palate.
The packaging is inspired by the original design of the 1895 Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey bottle. Bonded Rye will be available in the UK from September 2023 in 700ml bottles at an SRRP of US$31.99. It will then be available in the UK from March 2024 from Master of Malt, the Whisky Exchange, and Hard to Find Whisky with a recommended price of £42.
Master distiller Chris Fletcher commented on the release: “The Bottled-in-Bond designation on Jack Daniel’s Bonded Rye is another stamp of quality, assuring consumers that every drop of our whiskey is made right here in Lynchburg at the Jack Daniel Distillery with the highest standards possible. Bonded Rye features our uniquely crafted rye grain bill at 100 proof, delivering a unique and balanced profile that drinkers have come to expect and seek out from our rye releases.”