Watershed Distillery to Release Second Batch of Rye Whiskey via Lottery

Columbus, Ohio-based Watershed Distillery is unveiling the second batch of its exclusive and award-winning rye whiskey via online lottery. With just 100 bottles available, the Ohio whiskey maker will offer this barrel strength straight rye whiskey via lottery beginning on Feb. 1. 

This follows the very successful launch of Batch 001 which received high accolades last year, bringing home a double gold medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, as well as a double platinum medal from Fred Minnick’s ASCOT Awards.

This super-limited release of only 100 bottles is made available at the highest proof of any of Watershed Distillery’s releases to date—145.4 proof. Similar to the last, batch 002 explores a uniquely delicate spice characteristic derived by the use of more rye in the mash than corn or barley. The mash bill for this six year rye results in a complex hit of molasses and pipe tobacco with enough room around its edges for notes of oatmeal and caramelized brown sugar to prevail. 

 “We thought our rye was excellent when we launched it last year, and winning double gold for it was an incredibly exciting and affirming moment for the whole team,” shares Greg Lehman, founder of Watershed Distillery. “There are a lot of years of dedication and talented people that have gone into making this rye, and we couldn’t be more proud of the result.”

While Watershed plans to continue production of its new offering with a permanent place in its portfolio in the future, only 100 winners will be selected via lottery for the opportunity to purchase this limited release. All lottery winners can purchase a bottle for $89.99 at Watershed Distillery’s bottle shop on February 24 from 12 pm to 4 pm. Must be 21 years or older to purchase. Limit one bottle per person; no shipping permitted by state law.  

To enter the lottery visit www.watersheddistillery.com/lottery.

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