Something tells me the Brothers Osborne know a thing or two about drinking good whiskey.
Fresh off of winning their last CMA Award for Duo of the Year, the brothers have announced that they’ve teamed up with WhistlePig Whiskey to create their own limited-edition release of the brand’s single barrel rye whiskey.
The WhistlePig PiggyBack Legends Series: Brothers Osborne Barrel is a 100% rye whiskey that was aged for no less than six years before being finished with high toast custom barrel heads, and was selected by brothers John and T.J. Osborne themselves before being bottled at 96.56 proof.
In announcing the new special edition release, the Brothers said:
“We’re very proud to release a new kind of single for our family to enjoy this holiday season.
At its core, music is a string of notes that creates a perfect melody, and the same applies to whiskey. You want a combination of various components that complement one another, and whether it’s music or whiskey, it’s always a dynamic mix.
We are huge fans of WhistlePig, so much so we included them in our recent music video. We’re inviting everyone to raise a glass with us to something dangerously good!”
Full disclosure, I’ve actually already had the opportunity to try this one. And I’m not usually a rye fan, but this special release was surprisingly smooth and balanced. It’s got a good kick to it that you’d expect from a rye, but it’s also sweet and smoky to balance out the heat from the rye.
The limited edition offering is available to purchase online, and in select retailers across Tennessee, Texas and Illinois. The Brothers Osborne are also offering approximately 100 autographed bottles, that will sell for $225 in honor of their original family band with their father, Deuce & a Quarter, that will go to a foundation to benefit mental health treatment for low-income patients.