Iowa Legendary Rye

The Aged Iowa Legendary Rye to be Made Available at Liquor Stores

Rich Eggers has been making a name in the alcohol industry for years now. If you’ve heard about the rumors, it was said that he learned a top secret recipe from his older brother, who was trained by their deceased, boot-legging neighbor who had been making whiskies ever since Prohibition.

The local’s product of Caroll, Iowa became very popular that his wife got scared and struck him a deal: become legit or stop making whiskies. Fortunately for us, his passion for liquors prevailed. Today, customers can see the Iowa Legendary Rye in various liquor stores all over Iowa. The first ever product of the company even made its way to different retailers in Chicago, Omaha, and even Washington, D.C.

Aged Whiskies

In approximately 18 to 24 months, the company’s first batch of aged whiskies will be made available at the shelves of many liquor stores. For the meantime, the Iowa Legendary Rye is selling the very popular un-aged white whisky. Its smooth flavor makes it ideal for almost all varieties of cocktail recipes. You can try a number of tasteful infusions that were created by Eggers and Lisa Chase, his wife. Flavors have ranged from the savory bloody to the sweet Pink Lemonade, Cinnamon Bun, Peach, and the classic Rock-and-Rye. You can see a lot of their famous recipes on their Facebook page as a way of giving back to their fans. You might want to try and experiment in your home.

Iowa Legendary Rye

Iowa Legendary Rye. Image (c): iowalegendaryrye.com

Legendary Rye Distills in Iowa Only

The owners of the Legendary Rye pledged that they will only be distilling in Iowa, and they only have a little national ambition.

Eggers, 54, who works during daytime at the service department of a local Ford Dealership, said, “I’m not out to make a million dollars. If I can make $30,000 to $40,000 a year and work for myself and have everybody like it, I’ll be tickled.”

Currently, Iowa has 11 micro-distilleries that operate all over the state, according to Robert Bailey, the spokesman of the Alcoholic Beverages Division of the State. The State law caps each of them to produce 500,000 gallons each year.

The Legendary Rye is planning to barrel-age their whiskies anywhere between two to five years in a garage. The barrels are said to be from Minnesota, while the bottles will come from New York.

Chase and Eggers started to put up the brand a year ago. They got approved from the city, state, and federal governments. According to Chase, the only significant hurdle is the federal clearance of their labels.

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