Premium American Rye Whiskey Brand Releases Limited-Edition 18-Year-Old Rye and 36-Year-Old Bourbon.

Whiskey collectors can now own a piece of American distilling history, with the launch of The Ancients collection from Redemption Whiskey. Known for producing award-winning whiskies across ages and mash bills of high rye content, Redemption is expanding its portfolio with the release of an 18-Year-Old Rye and 36-Year-Old Bourbon. An extremely limited supply of both cask-strength expressions will be available in select U.S. markets.

“The Ancients collection features whiskies laid down in barrels in 1978 and 1998 at the old Seagram’s distillery in Lawrenceburg Indiana, the same place where every drop of Redemption Whiskey has ever been produced. The 18 Year-Old is a reflection of our obsession with Rye and showcases the ageability of rye, and the 36 Year-Old is a result of our access to precious little cache of bourbon acquired many years ago.”
– Tom Steffanci, President of Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

The packaging includes metal labels that are hand patinaed and bottles that are silk screened with Rye fronds. Each is hand bottled and finished with leather cording. Embedded in the wood stopper of each 36 Year-Old bottle is an actual penny from 1978, the year the whiskey was distilled.

At 54.95% ABV, Redemption 18-Year-Old Barrel Proof Rye features a refined balance of sweet cedar, citrus, and spice flavors that linger on the palate. Only 600 bottles of this elegant whiskey are available.

It took four barrels to create only 18 bottles of Redemption’s 36-Year-Old Bourbon. Ninety-four percent of the bourbon in these barrels had evaporated over the years due to angel’s share. The 36-Year-Old-Bourbon, at 48.8% ABV features balanced flavors of cherry wood, baking spice, and sweet, subtle smoke notes. Only 18 bottles are available. Future releases of Redemption “Ancients” collection will be rare and not occur annually.

Redemption 18-Year-Old Rye, bottle and packaging

Redemption 18-Year-Old Rye

Tasting Notes: Redemption 18-Year-Old Rye (109.9 Proof; $400 SRP)

  • Nose: Cedar, dark chocolate, rich baking spices, baked apple, peaches, rich caramel, and maple, mingled with slight herbal notes of tarragon and sage
  • Palate: Baked apple pie, spice, almond, maple, caramel, orange zest, and pears, with a bright fruit taste brought upon by heat
  • Finish: Long and mouth-coating
Redemption 36-Year-Old Bourbon, bottle and packaging

Redemption 36-Year-Old Bourbon

Tasting Notes: Redemption 36-Year-Old Bourbon (97.6 Proof; $1,200 SRP)

  • Nose: Leather, coffee, grilled meat, cherry wood, cigar box
  • Palate: dried orange, cinnamon, anise, smoke, sweet hickory smoke, and earthy barbecue
  • Finish: Medium in length, with lingering cherry wood and citrus notes

Redemption Whiskey is distilled and bottled in Indiana, with the batch number on every label. The Redemption portfolio includes Redemption Rye Whiskey, Redemption High Rye Bourbon and Redemption Bourbon. A limited-edition Wheated Bourbon and Annual Aged Barrel Proof selections, the most recent iterations released in October 2017, complete the portfolio.

For more information, visit RedemptionWhiskey.com.