Dallas-based whiskey producer Oak & Eden has announced the re-release of its summer seasonal whiskey, Rye & Rumba. Inspired by the coastal life, Rye & Rumba begins with Oak & Eden’s award-winning rye whiskey, and is finished with a Caribbean rum soaked American Oak spiral. Oak & Eden originally launched Rye & Rumba in the summer of 2019, which consumers quickly made clear the desire to keep the product as a rotating seasonal. This will be the product’s first encore into the market since launch.
Oak & Eden Whiskey has pioneered a patented process called “In-Bottle Finishing,” where they place a 5” long spiral-cut piece of wood, called the Spire, into their fully-aged bottle of whiskey, imparting new flavors and characteristics to the whiskey that wouldn’t be achieved in a single barrel alone. In the creation of Rye & Rumba, Oak & Eden steeped an American Oak spire into a craft Caribbean Rum for two weeks before placing it into a bottle of rye whiskey.
“Rye & Rumba is among our most balanced & flavorful whiskeys,” says Joe Giildenzopf, co-founder and CEO of Oak & Eden, in a press release. “There is a delicate complexity of flavors that exist when you introduce Caribbean Rum into rye whiskey. Putting the two together creates a rich, aromatic whiskey that is full of flavor and a clear fan favorite.”
The patented technique of In-Bottle Finishing has led Oak & Eden to producing and launching 10 unique whiskeys into their portfolio, such as Bourbon & Vine (Cabernet infused Bourbon), Bourbon & Brew (cold brew coffee infused Bourbon), the Ale Series (beer infused whiskeys), among others.
Oak & Eden has taken home 30+ Platinum, Double Gold, and Gold medals across the industry’s most prestigious competitions since 2019, and has been named among the Top 10 Whiskies Made in the U.S. by Best Products, one of the Spirits Business’ Top 50 Innovative New Spirits, and has been included on Top 10 whiskey lists by publishers such as Forbes, Wide Open Eats, Brobible, UPROXX, and many others.
Rye & Rumba is available for sale across most of the 22 states that Oak & Eden distributes within, and is also available for sale online at shop.oakandeden.com.