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Old Overholt Bonded Rye Whiskey*Packaging may vary

Old Overholt Bonded Rye Whiskey

Whiskey /50% ABV / Kentucky, United States

Product Details

Rye Whiskey
Kentucky, United States

Product Description

Finally this great old Rye brand is back to its original strength. The famous Old Overholt name has been in existence since 1810. Founded by Henry Overholt, it was his son Abraham who built grand reputation of the Overholt name. Abraham's face adorns the bottle to this day. Rye whiskey reigned supreme in pre-prohibition America and Overholt was always considered one of the best. It was thanks to one of its shareholders and eventual owners, Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon that the distillery was able to acquire a license to continue selling whiskey during the dark days. The long slow decline of American rye whiskey didn't even stop the brand, which was eventually sold to Jim Beam in 1987. Production was moved from West Overton, Pennsylvania to Frankfort, KY and slowly the brand transitioned away from the 100 proof BIB designation. Modern Overholt is a two year old 80 proof product, a shadow over what it once was, but a solid work horse no doubt. The renewed demand for rye and a consistent interest in high proof spirits has encourage Beam to reaffirm Old Overholt's age old committment to quality. The result is an exceptionally well priced revision of an old classic, Bonded as it ought to be. Modern Overholt has always been a value play and the quality increase has pushed it to the top of the pile on those terms. It'll be hard to find a better rye for your dollar. Full of spice, mint and malt, but smooth, rich and easy to love. Perfect for a manhattan. A modern classic.

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Community Reviews

4.6(3 Reviews)
  • Kent
    Verified Buyer
    Sep 12 2021
    Verified Buyer

    A classic rye: punchy, spicy, and rough around the edges. A favorite of gunfighters and presidents.

  • Jon
    Verified Buyer
    Apr 27 2020
    Verified Buyer

    The old standard with an extra kick. Aged 4 years, 100 proof, this whiskey has notes of caramel and spice. Definitely drinkable on its own.

  • Michael
    Verified Buyer
    Sep 27 2019
    Verified Buyer

    My go to for mixed drinks


Yes, whiskey is gluten-free, thanks to the distillation process used to make it. The Celiac Disease Foundation concluded that it can safely be considered gluten-free, though it’s still possible that some people with high gluten sensitivity or celiac disease could have a reaction to whiskeys created from certain grains.
Whiskey can include a large number of different distilled spirits made from fermented grain mash — usually cereal grains like rye, barley malt, wheat and corn. The drink undergoes aging in wooden containers, most often oak.
One of the reasons whiskey is so popular is that there’s no single way to enjoy it. There’s the purist route — straight and neat, no mixers, no ice — but what fun is being a purist? You can add water to it, which can enhance certain bottles’ flavors or you can add it with other ingredients to make delicious mixed drinks. It’s the foundation of the Manhattan, the Old Fashioned, the Whiskey Sour and many others.