Duke Double Barrel Rye Founder's Reserve

Duke Double Barrel Rye Founder's Reserve

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Awarded 98pts by Tasting Panel

The Founder’s Reserve Rye is aged in American oak then into French Oak barrels that first contained 98-100 Cult Napa Cabernets and Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon. The rye is then barrel conditioned for a second time (Double-Barrel) in the once used barrels that contained 5-year Kentucky straight. The result is a velvety form of liquid sorcery.

Commencing with cherry oak, almond and vanilla, the middle to finish with a hint of anise, notes of woody spices and smooth smokiness lead to a warming finish. This bourbon is the benchmark of what wine rested spirits should aspire to be.

9-year-old Kentucky Rye Whiskey

98 Proof - 49% ABV

95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley

Finished In: French oak, single use, French oak second bourbon finish

Cooperages: Taransaud, Demptos

Forest Region: Jupilles, Tronçais

Wine Appellations: St. Helena, Howell Mountain, Rutherford


Duke Timeless Spirits is inspired by legendary American icon, craftsman and actor John Wayne, or “The Duke”. His devotion to his craft, friends, family and country brought him respect and admiration across the globe – earning him a congressional gold medal, an airport named after him, a feature on two postage stamps and an induction into the California Hall of Fame in 2007.

The Duke’s passion for bourbon and tequila traces back to his son Ethan’s discovery of his lost memoirs, liquor collection and special blends sealed since 1979. It was then when his project was reborn – with the knowledge of world class vintners, master distillers, years of research and the journey to find the finest aged bourbon to match the original flavor profiles and balance in the bottles he left behind, Duke Timeless Spirits came to life.