MGP’s Lawrenceburg, IN, distillery is well known in the distilling industry and has been producing whiskeys for nearly 170 years. Building on this strong history, MGP has announced the introduction of Metze’s Select, a limited edition Indiana straight bourbon whiskey. In this case, limited edition equals 6,000 bottles of this MGP branded whiskey.
“MGP has a proud legacy of making world-class whiskeys,” said MGP President and CEO Gus Griffin. “Metze’s Select celebrates that heritage and showcases our distillation, maturation and formulation expertise.”
Metze’s Select combines some of MGP’s favorite whiskeys to produce a well-balanced bourbon featuring a Lawrenceburg-style high rye characteristic that merges spicy notes with creamy vanilla and caramel.
MGP’s Master Distiller Greg Metze has crafted only 6,000 hand-numbered bottles of this unique expression, which is the result of marrying three distinct straight bourbon whiskeys all made by MGP. Some whiskeys are blended, some are mingled, this one is married. Hope it lasts. Here’s what makes up this Indiana marriage.
Metze’s Select Indiana Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- 38% 2006 bourbon (21% rye)
- 3% 2006 bourbon (36% rye)
- 59% 2008 bourbon (21% rye)
Metze’s Select is bottled at 46.5% alcohol by volume and will be available in 750ml bottles at a suggested retail price of $74.99. It is expected to be available at retail beginning in September 2015. San Francisco’s Anchor Distilling Co. will handle the sales and marketing of Metze’s Select.
Metze’s Select follows the 2014 release of Metze’s Medley Indiana straight bourbon whiskey, a very limited release which was introduced in conjunction with Lawrenceburg’s inaugural Whiskey City Festival. Unlike Metze’s Select, it was not made available for retail sale, but instead offered a unique way to provide community support through donations to United Way.