As I mentioned earlier, I reviewed the River Aged Rye from O.H. Ingram and rated that expression to be “almost ready” (meaning that I thought it could use a little more time in the barrel before sitting on the shelf next to the products in its price range). While this isn’t the first bourbon to roll off the barge and hit the bottling line, it is the newest product being offered by Ingram.
Leveraging the perpetually undulating water of the Mississippi River as well as its climate, Ingram is aging their whiskey in a way that is not only unique but also quite interesting in terms of analytics.
The following is from the press release for this new product launch: O.H. Ingram River Aged is the only whiskey in the world aged inside a proprietary floating rickhouse. Moored on the Mississippi River in Ballard County, Kentucky, Ingram River Aged is matured in a way that no landlocked rickhouse can accomplish. The dramatic rise and fall of the Mighty Mississippi, along with intense temperature and humidity swings, provoke an intense interaction between barrel and spirit and a whiskey like no other. The rickhouse is moored at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers where the rushing water ensures this whiskey never stops working, creating a mature taste well beyond its years.
Let’s hear what O.H. Ingram has to say about their new product:
“The release of our much-anticipated wheated Straight Bourbon is the perfect start to what will be a big year for O.H. Ingram. Since launching just over a year ago, it’s been fantastic to see how our story has resonated with folks searching for something unique in a crowded whiskey market. It’s a daily joy to see the enthusiasm grow as folks come back to replenish their shelves. As we hunker down in these colder months, I’m sure people will agree the Straight Bourbon is a needed addition to any bar.”
Did you catch O.H. Ingram owner Hank on Weekly Whiskey? If you missed it, you can check that video out on the Weekly Whiskey YouTube channel.
Let’s take a look at this wheated straight bourbon from O.H. Ingram and see if the river-aged product sets a new high water mark!