Blue Run Kentucky Straight High Rye Bourbon is a small-batch whiskey and is the first Blue Run product with Bourbon Hall of Famer Jim Rutledge serving as the contracted Master Distiller
111 Proof (ABV 51.1%)
A NEW ERA OF BOURBON
Blue Run Spirits is the bold and distinctive Kentucky Bourbon for bold and distinctive whiskey drinkers. Steeped in heritage, impeccably crafted, and aged to perfection.
Blue Run Spirits was founded as an ideal. We wanted to create a modernized bourbon company with expressions that taste so rich and smooth that they would entice a new generation of enthusiasts, as well as satisfy the most discerning of aficionados. The banks of Kentucky’s Royal Spring — what cofounder Jesse McKnight called the “Blue Run” as a kid — with its pure, limestone-filtered water, seemed like the perfect place to start. After all, as the birthplace of bourbon in 1789, the Blue Run is steeped in more than two centuries of distilling history.
BEHIND THE BOURBON
Jim Rutledge, liquid advisor
The iconic Jim Rutledge expertly approves Blue Run’s Bourbon selections and distills our new make Bourbon.
Rutledge, a 50-year veteran of the industry, is the former Master Distiller of Four Roses Bourbon. Enshrined in the inaugural class of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame in 2001, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 from Malt Advocate, and was named Ambassador of the Year by Whisky Magazine in 2008. Rutledge was also the 13th inductee (and only the 2nd American) into Whisky Magazine’s global hall of fame in 2013.
A caramel beauty full of baking spices and a toasted oak frame that crescendos with a stone fruit and black pepper finish.
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