New Releases: Michter’s, Rooster Cock, Nonetheless Austin, & Quest’s Finish


Whiskey distilleries in America have been busy. We now have an entire host of current releases together with a fantasy whiskey from Matthew Lillard, a barrel energy rye from Michter’s, and a Bottled-in-Bond rye from Nonetheless Austin. 

Quest’s Finish Rogue

‘5 Nights at Freddy’s’ and ‘Scream’ actor, Matthew Lillard, has helped to create a second fantasy-themed bourbon whiskey. Partnering with Discover Acquainted Spirits and their Dungeons & Dragons-themed model, Quest’s Finish, Lillard has launched ‘Rogue’.

Crafted in Kentucky, Rogue has been blended from small-batch bourbons additionally from Indiana. The whiskey was then aged for 4 years earlier than being bottled at 49.15% ABV. Drinkers can anticipate notes of vanilla, jammy fruit, and baked apples.

Each particular person who purchases a bottle of Rogue might be gifted with the newest chapter of the related fantasy saga, “Daybreak of the Unbound Gods,” by Kate Welch. The narrative is delivered to life with illustrations from Tyler Jacobson.

Lillard’s enterprise into the whiskey business, mixing his love for D&D and spirits, is a testomony to his inventive prowess. With Quest’s Finish, he goals to supply followers an immersive expertise that mixes the fun of gaming with the enjoyment of a tremendous whiskey.

The Quest’s Finish Rogue whiskey is obtainable by way of the Quest’s End website for $149.99

In August 2023, Lillard ventured into spirits for the primary time with the launch of the Quest’s Finish model together with pal and scriptwriter, Justin Ware.

Rooster Cock Double Oak New Orleans Bourbon Pageant 

The American whiskey model, Chicken Cock Whiskey, is embracing its wealthy historical past with a brand new launch that pays homage to New Orleans. The corporate’s newest providing, a 9 12 months previous bourbon, might be obtainable to buy on the New Orlean’s Bourbon Pageant between the twentieth and twenty fourth of March for $149.99. 

The celebratory whiskey was matured in used barrels for the primary seven years, earlier than being completed in new American white oak barrels that had been charred to stage 4.

Rooster Cock’s connection to New Orleans dates again to the pre-Prohibition period when it was served within the metropolis’s iconic bars. The model’s choice to honor this historic connection showcases its dedication to preserving its heritage whereas embracing innovation.

Nonetheless Austin Bottled-In-Bond Rye Whiskey  

Still Austin Bottled-in-Bond Rye Whiskey Still Austin Bottled-in-Bond Rye Whiskey

Austin’s first post-Prohibition distillery, Still Austin Whiskey Co., has introduced the discharge of a brand new bonded rye whiskey. The distillery, which opened its doorways in 2017, is understood for its grain-to-glass strategy and distinctive maturation course of that minimizes the consequences of Texas’ harsh local weather.

The brand new bonded rye follows within the footsteps of Nonetheless Austin’s highly-rated rye whiskeys. Though it shares the identical 100% Texan rye mash invoice as different Nonetheless Austin releases, it stands out resulting from its prolonged maturation interval of 4 years and 1 month.

This newest launch is the ultimate chapter of Nonetheless Austin’s Bottled in Bond Sequence, a group of 4 bonded whiskeys representing every season. Earlier releases included a purple corn bourbon (summer time), a excessive rye bourbon (fall), and a blue corn bourbon (winter).

The Bottled in Bond Straight Rye, with a steered retail value of $80, is presently obtainable on the distillery’s tasting room in Austin, Texas. An online sale and restricted retail launch are anticipated subsequent month.

Michter’s US*1 Barrel Power Kentucky Straight Rye 

Michter’s Distillery has introduced the discharge of its extremely anticipated US*1 Barrel Power Rye 2024. That is the primary barrel-strength rye launch from Michter’s in two years.

The US*1 Barrel Power Rye is a straight rye whiskey that follows the distillery’s custom of releasing restricted portions to make sure optimum high quality.

This 2024 launch is noteworthy resulting from its barrel energy attribute, which implies it’s bottled immediately from the barrel with out dilution, preserving its strong taste profile.

Additionally it is decanted into the barrels for maturation at a a lot decrease energy than is required. While that is “enormously costly”, based on Grasp Distiller Dan McKee, the ensuing whiskey is “richer and extra complicated”.

Priced at $100 per 750ml bottle, the US*1 Barrel Power Rye is obtainable for buy at choose retailers. It’s additionally accessible at Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery and Michter’s Shively Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky.





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