November 6, 2013, Louisville, Ky. – Collingwood blended premium Canadian whisky announces the release of Collingwood Rye 21-Year-Old, a one-time only bottling of 21-year old Canadian rye whisky available in select markets within the United States and Canada beginning in November.
21 years ago, a small unnamed batch of malted rye whisky identified only as lot 41-06-91 was crafted at the distillery in Collingwood, Ontario. This whisky has now become Collingwood Rye 21-Year-Old which has been fermented and distilled from a unique recipe of 100 percent malted rye and pure spring water from Ontario’s Georgian Bay. Collingwood Rye 21-Year-Old has matured for 21 years in seasoned oak barrels and in its finishing step, this unique Canadian whisky rests with toasted Maplewood to complete its smooth character.
Collingwood Rye 21-Year-Old is presented at 80 proof with limited quantities available in Ontario and 16 U.S. markets: Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. The suggested retail price for this 750ml offering is $69.99.
“Collingwood Rye 21-Year-Old is a rare style of Canadian whisky,” said Senior Brand Manager Pedro Berrueco. “This special offering is exceptionally well-balanced and creates a unique flavor profile due to its toasted Maplewood finish combined with a 21-year maturation period.”
Color: Rich, dark brown.
Aroma: A complex mingling of delicate spice, floral and fruit character subtly sweetened with hints of caramel and vanilla.
Taste: Citrus and rye spice notes coat the palate followed by hints of soft oak and grain.
Finish: Long and fruity.