Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A popular pre-Prohibition KC spirit makes its return

After what could be termed a lengthy hiatus, a once-popular Kansas City whiskey that had been sold nationally is back.

A little thing called Prohibition halted production of Monogram Whiskey, but local distiller J. Rieger & Co., whose founder's ancestors made the spirit, has resurrected it and this week is releasing the first 1,000 bottles of Monogram Whiskey 2017 Oloroso Bota.

How many more bottles will be produced is unknown. The determining factor in making this particular whiskey expression is the use of old sherry botas (barrels) and how long what they have on hand will continue imparting the desired color and flavor to the corn-and-rye whiskey.

The Kansas City Star has a good take on the whole project. and you can access it here.
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