In the pre-Prohibition years, Rieger’s Monogram Whiskey was the flagship label of J. Rieger & Co. This label sat dormant for nearly a century but is now back, as limited-edition releases of specialty whiskeys. We are using the Rieger’s Monogram label as a way to release extremely unique whiskeys that are a reflection of the creativity of our team and our partners as well as our passion for innovation. We hope to release at least one version of Rieger’s Monogram on an annual basis, with the style of whiskey, finishing techniques, type of barrels, proof, age, and other factors ever changing. We did not enter into this project with any future releases of Rieger’s Monogram pre-determined but rather we are seeing where our own creativity, opportunities, partnerships, friendships and dumb luck take us. We needed an outlet for ideas and opportunities as they come to us so we are taking this project one year at a time.
2020 EDITION OLOROSO BOTA
THE BLEND: 10-year old Corn Whiskey + a blend of 5- and 11-year old Straight Rye Whiskeys
FINISHTIME: up to 2.5 years
FINISHING BARRELS: 500-liter barrels from the Williams & Humbert Drysack 15- year Oloroso Especial, approximately 100 years in age
PRODUCTION: 1,887 bottles
RELEASE DATE: July 2020