The Cooper Spirits Co., an independent producer of innovative, integrity-driven spirits, today announced Lock Stock & Barrel 21-Year Straight Rye Whiskey, the fifth release in the celebrated Lock Stock & Barrel series. This new product is the oldest and most intensely flavorful straight rye whiskey currently available on the market, trumping its predecessor the Lock Stock & Barrel 20-Year Straight Rye Whiskey.
Crafted for the most discerning spirits connoisseurs and collectors, Lock Stock & Barrel 21-year is double distilled in copper pots 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 21 years and bottled at 111 proof. The result is a deeply intense, yet harmonious straight rye, with rich and unified notes that suggest warm spiced date cake, treacle toffee, orange peel and baking spices.
“With the rye whiskey category continuing to grow in popularity it is a unique distinction to be able to introduce this rare and high aged offering that expands upon the quality of the Lock Stock & Barrel series,” said Chad Solomon, Cooper Spirits Director of Innovation. “We pride ourselves on being a pioneer in this category and are committed to continued innovation that attracts new tasters to this premier spirits category.”
The spirit is packed in the brand’s iconic opaque black bottle, shielding the whiskey from light exposure, embossed with a black on black 21 year age statement in a minimalist design to reflect the brand’s luxury aesthetic. The bottle comes in a wooden box that is charred in the Shou Sugi Ban process to preserve the wood and enhance the natural wood grains. Lock Stock & Barrel 21-Year is best enjoyed neat or over a large ice cube. Allocated to just 1,200 cases, and featu