There are two trends we’ve been seeing a lot in the world of spirits over the past few years — celebrity liquor brands and whiskey produced at MGP being released under different names.
We’ll tackle the latter point first. MGP is a historic distillery located in Indiana and is the source of so much whiskey, particularly rye, that you come across on shelves – Bulleit Rye, Redemption, Templeton, Belle Meade, and Sagamore Spirit are just a few you have probably seen or tried before. This used to be something that brands didn’t openly discuss, but that has changed a lot over the past few years, and for good reason. Sourcing whiskey is a practice that has been around forever, and MGP really knows what it’s doing and the whiskey it distills and matures is usually quite good. Brands can either come in and select barrels or have their whiskey contract distilled at MGP; either way, the results are reliable and frequently better than other potential sources.
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