Each month, Flight Club selects a club-endorsed “Pick of the Month.” The parameters on the Pick of the Month are (a) locally available in Wichita, Kansas (b) under $40 and (c) something believed to be a good value or limited availability at the moment. We invite everyone (Club members or not) to break open a bottle and provide comment and feedback.
In step with this month’s tasting event, the pick of the month is Rieger’s Kansas City Whiskey.
This whiskey was sourced, blended, and bottled by J. Rieger & Co. in Kansas City, whose pre-Prohibition history is worth reading about, particularly its use of sherry.
Age: not age stated, but features a blend of whiskies all aged at least 4 years.
Mash Bill: unknown; a blend of straight bourbon, light corn whiskey, straight rye, and a small amount of 15-year old Olosoro Sherry.
This whiskey is available in many Wichita stores and retails for $32.99. Pick up a bottle and post your tasting notes in the comments. Cheers!