Fortuitous Union Rum & Rye Whiskey Blend
Friends and founders of Rolling Fork Rum, Jordan Morris and Turner Wathen, have spent years planning and plotting a product that's uniquely different from any other spirit, yet rich with the craft of Kentucky distilling. The duo got way more than they bargained for when their 12-year-old Trinidad rum—finished in Kentucky bourbon barrels—was inadvertently mixed with barrel-proof rye whiskey. While they didn't plan to blend these two wonderful spirits, the outcome was fortuitous, to say the least.
Fortuitous Union, an accidental blend of 12-year-old Trinidad rum (with no additives) and 6-year-old rye whiskey, promises to be one of the most unique and flavorful spirits on the market. This rare, specialty spirit combines the finest qualities of rum with the trusted edge of a barrel-proof rye whiskey.
THE BLEND: 3yr Foursquare Barbados Rum (28%), 4yr Worthy Park Jamaican Rum (28%), 4yr Dominican Rum (28%) (from Alcoholo Finos Dominicanos), 6yr MGP Rye (15%), back in barrel to age, aged in Weller casks (17mo) and Woodford Double Oak (20mo).
Butterscotch, cinnamon, clove, coffee.
Seasoned oak, vanilla, maple syrup, citrus.
Toasted almond, vanilla, seasoned oak, tea leaves.
Batch No. 002. Cask No. SMB-2022, 55.3% ABV
As independent bottlers, Rolling Fork delivers adventure to spirits enthusiasts through the history, complexity, and variety of the finest rums. Turner Wathen and Jordan Morris founded Rolling Fork Spirits in 2017 in honor of Kentucky's famed Rolling Fork Distillery, established 1788. To honor this distilling legacy, they import the finest rums (without additives) made around the globe and match them with hand-selected whiskey casks for secondary maturation. Through blending and finishing, they craft rums that adhere to their motto: no finer spirits can be made.
Silver - 2018 SF World Spirits Comp.