Wild Turkey has announced Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye, the fourth release in the popular Master’s Keep series. This is the oldest rye ever released by the distillery.
For Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye, Master Distiller Eddie Russell picked from among his oldest #4 alligator char barrels – each with rye aged between nine and 11 years. “Cornerstone Rye celebrates our continued commitment to the grain,” says Russell. “As my own son Bruce has reminded me given his devotion to rye in working with the bartender community, it’s a fundamental part of our history.”
On the palate, Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye delivers notes of warm vanilla, black pepper and toasted rye, the company says, followed by honey and baked apple. At 109 proof, the finish has notes of sweet spice and oak.
Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye will be a limited release with approximately 16,000 bottles available for purchase. The whiskey will be available for a limited time at select retailers in the U.S. for suggested retail price of $175 per 750-ml. bottle.