Sagamore Spirit Announces the Return of Acclaimed Port Finish Rye Whiskey

Baltimore-based Sagamore Spirit announced the return of Sagamore Spirit Port Finish Rye Whiskey. This year’s release marks the third iteration of the award-winning rye whiskey by the distillery. The original release in 2019 was named “World’s Best Rye Whiskey” by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and then a second iteration was offered as a distillery exclusive last year.  

The 2023 release is Sagamore Spirit’s longest-aged Port Finish to date: Sagamore Spirit straight rye whiskey first aged for six years in high-char new American oak barrels and then an additional three years in Port barrels from Maryland-based Boordy Vineyards. The result is a full-bodied whiskey of juicy raspberries, cherries and plums dancing with rich caramel, dark chocolate and oaky vanilla complemented by a long, satisfying spiced finish.

“We’ve been eager to bring back our Port Finish Rye Whiskey to our fans coast to coast, and everything finally lined up the right way,” said Ryan Norwood, VP of Operations at Sagamore Spirit. “We let this version rest even longer in Port casks, which made for a truly special experience, with notes of jammy fruit and indulgent baking spice. It’s the season’s perfect rye whiskey.”

Sagamore Spirit Port Finish Rye Whiskey is the newest release in its Reserve Series, which celebrates the distillery’s unyielding commitment to excellence. Like all of the distillery’s Maryland rye whiskies, the latest offering is balanced and versatile, yet bold and complex.

The 103-proof rye whiskey is now available at an SRP of $99.99 at Sagamore Spirit’s Baltimore-based distillery and in select markets across the country.

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