The Cooper Spirits Co., an independent producer of innovative, integrity-driven spirits, announced yesterday the launch of Lock Stock & Barrel 18-Year Straight Rye Whiskey. The third and newest release in the Lock Stock & Barrel series, it follows last year’s introduction of the 16-year. The 18-year is one of the finest and most complex straight ryes available, maintaining the same smooth and heady balance of aromatics that have become signatures of Cooper’s Lock Stock & Barrel whiskeys.
Lock Stock & Barrel 18-year is double distilled from a rare mash bill of 100 percent rye grain. A “robust cut” is selected by master distillers, then the unfiltered spirit is aged in new charred American Oak barrels in cold weather for 18 years and bottled at 109 proof.
“At 18 years of age, this limited release is one of the oldest rye whiskies available today. It’s truly special, bold yet perfectly balanced, smooth and flavorful,” said Robyn Greene, SVP of Marketing and Innovation at The Cooper Spirits Company.
Lock Stock and Barrel 18 is available in limited quantities across the nation at a suggested retail price of $229.99.