Part of Kentucky’s new guard of bourbon distilleries, Rabbit Hole started distilling in 2012 and opened the doors to its new, state of the art 55,000 square-foot distillery in Louisville’s Nulu neighborhood in 2018. They set themselves apart with a proprietary grain cooking process, and use custom copper and brass stills from Vendome Copper & Brass Works and barrels made by Kelvin Cooperage — both Louisville bourbon-making institutions. The response to their small but growing lineup has been golden, winning awards and drawing bourbon enthusiasts to its relatively new brand.
Now Rabbit Hole is ready to offer its first cask-strength bottles — just 1,315 of them, if you’re counting. Dubbed the Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Founder’s Collection Rye Whiskey, it was pulled from barrels laid down when Rabbit Hole first began, barrels that the brand’s founder deemed exceptional. It’s a Kentucky rye whiskey with pepper on the nose and bright floral flavors. The finish is long and dry with a little vanilla and oak. Sold in a green gift box, it’s bound to be a special occasion kind of whiskey. And thanks to a partnership last year with Pernod Ricard, it’s going to be a special occasion people far outside of Kentucky will be able to appreciate.
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