Spice Up Your Spirits With Rossville Union Rye!

At Ross & Squibb Distillery, we're proud to announce the launch of our annual, limited-release straight- – Rossville Union 2022 Barrel Proof. This special rye whiskey is sure to please any whiskey connoisseur with its unique and flavorful profile.

Rye whiskey is known for it's signature peppery bite, which is a result of the majority of its bill being made up of rye grain. On the palate you can expect to pick up on spice notes like cinnamon, pepper, and clove as well as complex cellulosic compounds from both the rye and oak used in production. American rye whiskey must contain at least 51% rye, but with Rossville Union 2022 Barrel Proof we incorporate higher percentages of rye for an extra spicy kick.

Rossville Union 2022 Barrel Proof also has subtle smokey and oaky notes that balance out the spiciness of the rye. The combination of thee flavors creates an irresistible flavor profile that is sure to tantalize your taste buds!

If you're looking for a truly unique experience with your next bottle of whiskey, you won't want to miss out on Rossville Union 2022 Barrel Proof – available now at a suggested retail price of $69.99. Taste the difference yourself and discover why Rye Whiskey has become so popular among whiskey enthusiasts!

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Who Produces Rossville Union?

Rossville Union is a limited-release straight-rye whiskey made by Ross & Squibb Distillery, formerly known as MGP for in house made whiskies. Located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the distillery has been producing quality since 1847. The Rossville Union 2022 Barrel Proof is the newest addition to their portfolio of craft whiskeys and bourbons. The is aged to perfection and bottled at cask strength, creating a unique flavor profile that can't be found anywhre else. Each bottle offers an aroma of oak and spice with a spice-forward taste that balances sweet vanilla and caramel notes with a hint of smokiness. With a suggested retail price of $69.99, this bourbon is sure to impress even the most discerning whiskey connoisseurs.

The Spiciness of Rye

Rye has a distinct spicy flavor due to the complex compounds that are found in it. These compounds, which are primarily composed of cellulose and lignin, break down when heated and create flavor compounds that give rye its signature spiciness. Specifically, these compounds can create notes of cinnamon, pepper, clove, and other spices. This spiciness is amplified when oak is combined with rye because the oak adds additional complexity to the flavor profile. Thus, it is the breakdown of these complex compounds found in rye along with the addition of oak that gives rye its unique spicy flavor

Drinking Rye Straight: Is It Possible?

Yes, you can definitely drink rye straight! Rye whiskey is a bold and spicy spirit that stands up well to beig enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Many drinkers appreciate the unique flavor profile of rye and enjoy its strong kick when enjoyed straight. If you're new to drinking rye whiskey, it's best to start with a small amount and work your way up as you become more familiar with the flavor. Enjoying rye neat allows you to experience the full range of its flavor notes, from sweet caramel and vanilla to spicy peppery tones. Be sure to savor all of these flavors as you sip your rye!


Rossville Union 2022 Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey is an annual, limited-release whiskey from Ross & Squibb Distillery that is sure to please any rye lover. With a majority of its malt bill containing rye grain, this whiskey has a peppery bite and notes of black pepper, rye bread, and anise. It also contins complex cellulosic compounds from both the rye and oak which break down to create flavor compounds like cinnamon, pepper, and clove. This whiskey is both affordable at $69.99 per bottle and has great flavor for any enthusiast looking for something special. If you're looking for a unique drinking experience that won't break the bank, Rossville Union 2022 Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey might be just what you are searching for.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.