Redemption Whiskey released today the latest addition to the brand’s Specialty Series: Redemption Cognac Cask Finish. To create this limited-edition offering, Redemption collaborated with Ferrand Cognac – one of the world’s most revered Cognac houses – to finish the award-winning High Rye Bourbon in Cognac casks.
The resulting whiskey delivers bold and spicy notes balanced with an elegant, warming sweetness akin to Cognac. It has a warming, long finish of buttered pecan, praline, and baking spice.
“Redemption is on a mission to bring rye back to a new generation of consumers with high-quality whiskeys meant to be shared and savored,” said Dave Carpenter, Redemption Whiskey’s Master Blender. “Our new, limited-edition Cognac Cask Finish invites consumers to take a step back in time through our liquid. They will discover a unique take on our award-winning, pre-Prohibition-inspired High Rye Bourbon, which has been finished with world-class barrels from Ferrand Cognac, resulting in a beautifully finished whiskey.”
After transferring Redemption High Rye Bourbon (60% corn, 36% rye, 4% malted barley) from new American white oak barrels to the Cognac casks, the whiskey matures for an additional 12 months. The casks, some of which are more than 30 years old, add rich flavors, subtle warming nuances, and complexity.
“We challenged our artisan teams at Redemption and Ferrand Cognac to create a small production Redemption offering worthy of gifting to the most discerning whiskey lovers,” said Tom Steffanci, President of Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, which produces Redemption. “The resulting whiskey exceeds all expectations. It is a great example of our ongoing commitment to push the boundaries of what’s possible with our rye-forward whiskeys.”
American rye whiskey continues to be one of the fastest-growing spirits on the market with double-digit annual growth since 2020 (Impact Databank, Aug 30, 2021). With Dave Carpenter at the helm of blending, Redemption’s Specialty Series portfolio focuses on innovation and elevates America’s original favorite spirit – rye – with a focus on aging, blending, and finishing.
In addition to this latest release, the Redemption Specialty Series portfolio is comprised of Redemption Wheated Bourbon, Redemption Rum Cask Finish, and Redemption High Rye Bourbon Single Barrel Select. The Redemption portfolio also includes Redemption Straight Rye Whiskey, Redemption High Rye Bourbon, Redemption Bourbon, and Limited Edition Barrel Selections.
The limited-run, 99-proof (49.5% ABV) Redemption Cognac Cask Finish Whiskey is now available on shelves nationwide while supplies last, with a suggested retail price of $69.99/750 ML.