Old Overholt Extra Aged Cask Strength Rye
Old Overholt Extra Aged Cask Strength Rye is a rye whiskey produced by James B. Beam Distilling Co. and is part of the company’s Old Overholt brand family. It was announced in Fall 2023.2Bourbon Banter – Old Overholt Announces the Release of Extra-Aged Cask Strength Rye A label for an 11-year old edition coming in 2024 was approved by the TTB in September 2023.3TTB Approval
It is the first cask-strength expression to be released from Overholt since the mid-20th century. It was distilled in fall and winter 2012 before being aged in Warehouse V, one of the last remaining escalator warehouses on Beam’s campus in Clermont, KY.
It uses the distillery’s Kentucky-style rye recipe despite the brand’s ties to Monongahela, or Pennsylvania, style ryes. Beam doesn’t disclose the exact mashbill but it uses the same recipe shared by Knob Creek Rye and Jim Beam Rye, both of which are estimated to use 51% rye, 35% corn and 14% malted barley. By contrast, traditional Monongahela mashbills use a very high rye content and no corn.
Old Overholt is one of the oldest continuously-produced brands of whiskeys and traces its history back to the early 1800s. In 1810, Abraham Overholt began managing his family’s rye whiskey distillery in Western Pennsylvania, and although the brand has changed ownership several times over the years, it has been continuously produced ever since.
Tasting notes provided by James B. Beam Distilling Co..
Bold, yet sweet with a bouquet of mellowed oak, sweet corn, and vanilla underpinned by warm black pepper and cinnamon-toast spice
A long finish with lingering rye spice and vanilla. Balanced yet complex flavors of brown sugar and honey underlie leather and charred oak