Lock Stock & Barrel 18-Year Straight Rye Whiskey is the third and newest release in Cooper Spirits’ celebrated Lock Stock & Barrel series. It follows the 2016 introduction of the 16-year, winner of the coveted double gold medal and “Best Rye” at the San Francisco Word Spirits Competition. The 18-year is one of the finest and most complex straight ryes available, maintaining the same smooth and heady balance of aromatics that have become signatures of Cooper’s Lock Stock & Barrel whiskeys, the company says.
Lock Stock & Barrel 18-year is double distilled from a rare mash bill of 100% rye grain. A “robust cut” is selected by master distillers, then the unfiltered spirit is aged in new charred American Oak barrels in cold weather for 18 years and bottled at 109 proof. The result is a deeply intense, yet harmonious straight rye, with rich and unified notes that suggest hot, buttered gingerbread, dried peach, toasted pecan, ripe honeydew and tobacco leaf, Cooper says.
“At 18 years of age, this limited release is one of the oldest rye whiskies available today. It’s truly special, bold yet perfectly balanced, smooth and flavorful,” said Robyn Greene, SVP of Marketing and Innovation at The Cooper Spirits Company.
Lock Stock & Barrel’s striking matte black glass bottle, embossed label and wood cork closure exude luxury and richness while paying homage to the bygone era of illicit saloons and bootleggers of frontier America. Lock Stock and Barrel is available in limited quantities across the nation at a suggested retail price of $229.99.