15 STARS Releases 8&15 YO Private Stock and First West Rye

15 STARS 8&15 YO Private Stock and First West Rye Batch.

15 STARS just announced the limited release of its 8&15 YO Private Stock Fine Aged Bourbon, with an updated age statement from the previous 7&15 Year expression, along with its second batch of First West Rye Whiskey. Both expressions are now available on the shelves of select retailers in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, Massachusetts, Oregon and Illinois, as well as online through Seelbachs and 15STARS.com, the company states.

8&15 YO Private Stock Fine Aged Bourbon

15 STARS 8&15 YO Private Stock Fine Aged Bourbon, bottled at 107 proof (53.5% ABV), is a blend of Kentucky straight bourbons aged 8 and 15 years, a familiar expression to fans of the previously released 7&15 Private Stock. With an extra year of aging, the new release has a nose reminiscent of a gourmet candy shop with confectionery notes of toffee, fudge, fruit cake, and honeycomb, according to the company.

This expression features flavors of black cherry, bananas foster and caramelized sugar followed by charred oak and cigar box.

“We were proud to have shared the previously released 7&15 Year Private Stock in 2022, but this updated expression, with the extended aging, takes the complex blend of flavors to the next level,” shared Ricky Johnson, 15 STARS co-founder, in a news release. “The 8&15 YO Private Stock Fine Aged Bourbon exemplifies what 15 STARS strives to accomplish with each special release—crafting the finest whiskey with no expense or effort spared.”

First West Rye Batch

In addition to the release of the 8&15 Year Private Stock, 15 STARS is debuting its second batch of the award-winning First West Rye. This batch is a select blend of straight rye whiskeys aged 9, 7 and 6 years from Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, bottled at 105 proof (52.5% ABV), the company states.

“Being able to bottle the First West Rye again allows us to continue sipping and enjoying one of our favorite expressions from our portfolio,” added Johnson in the release. “We know the 15 STARS family will love the second batch just as much as the first, if not more.”


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