Sagamore Spirit released its first-ever Bottled in Bond rye whiskey at 50% ABV (100-proof) made entirely at its Baltimore distillery and barrel-aged for four years at its nearby rickhouse. It marks a milestone for the brand, established nearly a decade ago with a mission to revive Maryland’s centuries-old reputation for rye whiskey distilling.
Sagamore Spirit Bottled in Bond blends two straight rye whiskies, one with a high-rye mash bill, the other low-rye, adhering to the same proprietary recipe that has defined all of Sagamore Spirit’s award-winning releases since 2016. The result is true to Maryland’s style of rye, first enjoyed in colonial times: approachable, versatile, and notably complex. The final profile showcases flavors of rye spice, toasty caramel, and fruit and floral notes.
“Today marks an important moment for Sagamore Spirit, with proof of our original concept fully realized and now here for the tasting,” said Brian Treacy, Sagamore Spirit’s co-founder and president of distillery operations. “Bottled in Bond is a testament to our entire team’s hard work, incredible talent and perseverance, a tribute to Maryland’s legendary distillers, and one heck of an amazing rye whiskey.”
A limited quantity of Sagamore Spirit Bottled in Bond is available across the country for an approximate retail price of $59.99, and at the brand’s Baltimore waterfront distillery while bottles last.