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New Release: Bare Knuckle Bourbon

By The Bourbon Flight

Building on the success of its first Bottled-in-Bond release and the popularity of American rye whiskey, KO Distilling announced the release of a new addition to its award-winning portfolio of American Whiskeys: Bare Knuckle High Rye Bourbon.

Bare Knuckle High Rye Bourbon is made from 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Wheat and was sourced from Indiana six years ago when KO Distilling was founded.

At that time, it was put into charred new American Oak barrels and has been aging in KO’s Manassas warehouse. In keeping with the Bare Knuckle brand, which honors historic fighting figures, this six-year-old Bare Knuckle High Rye Bourbon features International Boxing Hall of Famer Joe “Old Master” Gans – the first 20th century African-American World Boxing  Champion and the World Lightweight Champion from 1902–1908. It will be offered in both single barrel and cask strengths.

“At KO Distilling, we take great pride in crafting spirits that reflect the perseverance that makes this country great,” said Co-Founder and CEO Bill Karlson. “Every bottle is a result of our careful approach to distilling, which combines state-of-the-art equipment with the skills of our production team to produce the best of American spirits. We’re thrilled to raise a glass and welcome these two new additions to our portfolio.”

Bare Knuckle High Rye expressions will be initially available in Virginia, DC, Maryland, and Delaware in early September. They will also be available online for shipments, where legal.

Bare Knuckle High Rye Bourbon
• 6 years old
• 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley
• Distilled in Indiana, aged in Virginia
• Single Barrel (45% ABV) SRP: $59.99 (750mL)
• Cask Strength (~63% ABV) SRP: $72.99 (750mL)

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