Pikesville 6 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey a high-proof, super-premium straight rye whiskey, drawn from specially selected barrels aged at least 6 years. It is only available in limited quantities and is bottled at 110 Proof (i.e. 55% abv).
Pikesville Whiskey is an historic brand produced by the Heaven Hill Distillery. Founded shortly after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, Heaven Hill became the largest independent, family-owned producer and marketer of distilled spirits in the United States.Located in Bardstown, Kentucky, Heaven Hill is the worlds second largest holder of bourbon whiskey with over 675,000 charred white oak barrels ageing in 42 open-rick warehouses. Double-distillation takes place at the modern Bernheim facility where Craig and Parker Beam produce rye and wheat influenced bourbons as well as straight rye, corn and wheat whiskies, using their own family yeast strainnow in its fifth generation!
In the United States, “rye whiskey” is, by law, made from a mash of at least 51 percent rye. (The other ingredients of the mash are usually corn and malted barley.) Rye whiskey was the prevalent whiskey of the northeastern states, especially Pennsylvania, but had largely disappeared after Prohibition, with only a few remaining producers. Made in the Maryland or Potomac style, Pikesville offers the sharp, fruity nose and spicy, full-bodied palate so treasured by connoisseurs of American Rye Whiskey. Aged in charred white oak barrels.
Pikesville 6 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey was first released in 2015. From the 2015 launch press release:
“Pikesville Rye embodies the history of American Straight Rye Whiskey and hones in on the traditional taste that consumers are embracing once again,” said Denny Potter, Heaven Hill Distillery Co-Master Distiller. “The hand-selected barrels showcase the best product out of over a million barrels aging in our inventory.” With its Maryland roots dating back to 1895, Pikesville Rye returned after Prohibition, surviving ownership changes and the decline of the Maryland Rye whiskey industry.