Making spirits bright since 1887.
The pre-Prohibition iteration of J. Rieger & Co. claimed to be the largest mail order Whiskey house in the country. One of the biggest opportunities of the year for Jacob and his son Alexander was the Holiday season and each year they sent out a festive Holiday ad offering the best deals of the year on Rieger’s Whiskey. The liquor would be delivered through the mail straight to the customer’s home, just in time to be shared with family and friends for Holiday gatherings. We are honoring the tradition of bringing home Rieger for the holidays with our limited edition Holiday label Kansas City Whiskey. The label of our flagship whiskey will be redesigned annually to celebrate each holiday season.
For our first Holiday label, we drew inspiration from an advertisement mailed out by J. Rieger & Co. in 1911. For just $12.75, customers could have 12 quarts of Whiskey (3 gallons!) delivered straight to their home. Happy holidays indeed!
We loved the classic, hand drawn holly border of the ad and thought it would work beautifully with our Kansas City Whiskey label. We hope you enjoy a little bit of our history this year with your friends and family.
FORMAT AVAILABLE: 750ml
RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2017 in Missouri and Kansas
Our Kansas City Whiskey is a blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Light Corn Whiskey, and Straight Rye Whiskey, all aged at least 4 years, as well as a small amount of 15 year old Oloroso Sherry from the Williams & Humbert Bodega in Jerez. Bottled at 92 proof, Kansas City Whiskey is well-balanced, smooth, and slightly sweet. It’s beautiful when served neat or on the rocks, but also works well in classic Bourbon – or Rye-based cocktails such as the Horsefeather, Manhattan and Old Fashioned.