Whiskey enthusiasts looking for something different to explore now have two new bottles to add to their bar carts, as award-winning Sagamore Spirit adds two limited edition rye whiskies to its lineup this month: a brand new Port Finish and the second batch of fan-favorite Double Oak Straight Rye Whiskey.
At a bold 101-proof, Port Finish, a blend of straight rye whiskies, is aged to perfection in 60-gallon oak wood barrels then finished in port wine barrels sourced from Portugal and Baltimore-based Boordy Vineyards. The result is a definitively hot and spicy taste with notes of sweet dried cherries – a true sweater-weather whiskey for the fall.
Ninety-six-proof Double Oak is back for a second dip into the barrels after a highly successful, award-winning debut last fall. After spending four years aging in oak barrels, Sagamore Spirit’s straight rye whiskey is placed into wave stave oak barrels for an additional four months, reenergizing the aging process and resulting in a taste rich with caramel and dark vanilla.
“Our talented distillers’ expertise, curiosity and passion for whiskey craft comes through in every new batch they create, and our new Port Finish is case in point,” says Sagamore Spirit president Brian Treacy. “Our growing library of limited time offerings consistently raises the bar when it comes to innovation, creativity and flavor. Sometimes, they’re received so well we just have to bring them back for round two, like with Double Oak, which sold out everywhere last year.”
Like Sagamore Spirit’s signature-83 and cask strength rye whiskies, both Port Finish and Double Oak are proofed with limestone-rich spring water taken from a 1909-built springhouse on nearby Sagamore Farm. This water helps craft a beautifully balanced rye whiskey as Sagamore Spirit aims to inspire global passion for Maryland-style rye, which is slightly sweeter and more versatile than other styles of rye whiskey. The two new limited time offerings share that same approachability, making them delicious on their own or in cocktails.
Launching just in time for the holiday season, Sagamore Spirit’s Port Finish (priced at $69.99 per bottle) and Double Oak (priced at $59.99 per bottle) are now available nationwide for a limited time only while supplies last.