To continue its commitment to creating craft spirits, Lenexa, Kan.-based Union Horse Distilling Co. released Reunion Straight Rye Whiskey and Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey to market.
Reunion Straight Rye Whiskey is a small-batch, 100 percent rye whiskey, handcrafted from quality rye in Union Horse's copper still, then aged in signature oak barrels, the company says. Reunion unites smooth complex notes of butterscotch, caramel, ginger and cinnamon spice, it adds.
Additionally, Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a small-batch, artisanal whiskey, distilled from a sour mash recipe in the copper pot still, then aged in signature oak barrels. It features tender notes of creamy vanilla, maple and smoke, according to the company.
"We're proud of our robust offering of small-batch, craft spirits," said Eric Garcia, general manager of Union Horse Distilling, in a statement. "Our products are locally sourced and personally monitored from grain to glass. Reunion Straight Rye Whiskey and Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey give our family-owned business more opportunities to offer our distinct perspective on spirits."
The new whiskeys come from some of the earliest barrels laid down at Union Horse Distilling. Each has been aged up to five years, creating a well-developed and complex flavor, the company says. They will roll out to retailers, restaurants and bars during the next few weeks.
"After pulling selected barrel samples and blending each one, we settled on 92 proof for bourbon and 93 for rye," said Patrick Garcia, master distiller at Union Horse Distilling, in statement. "We feel the respective proofs are where the flavor notes of our latest spirits shine. With Reunion Straight Rye, we've crafted a spirit that captures what it means to be together, while Reserve Straight Bourbon is a subtle reminder that some things are best enjoyed slowly."
Formerly known as Dark Horse Distillery, Union Horse Distilling is distributed in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.