Rieger’s 2022 MONOGRAM WHISKEY once again showcases the rare and unique flavors from the gorgeous Oloroso Sherry Botas of our Whiskey Solera. Since 2017, Rieger’s Monogram Whiskey has been created using four nearly century-old 500-liter barrels (referred to in Spain as “botas”) that were removed from the actual solera of the Williams & Humbert Drysack 15-year Oloroso Especial and shipped to our distillery in Kansas City. For this year’s release, we chose to utilize just 5 of these 10 casks, all filled with Bourbon, marking the first time that our Monogram bottling will be a Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Taste: On the nose is clover honey and red fruits. Nutty notes of toasted cashews & candied almond. Hints of dried mint & sage. Buttered toast and salted caramel, cigar tobacco, and fruity hints of black cherry and dried apricot.
Palate and Finish: Sweet and spicy notes, including cinnamon popcorn and burnt clove. Even with the complex and rich flavor profile, the mouthfeel is soft and elegant. The balance between smoke, earthiness, fruit & spice is reminiscent of BBQ. Long finish with deep earthy notes, espresso, and dark chocolate.