Sagamore Spirit Expands in Canada

Sagamore Spirit, the Maryland-made rye whiskey, announced the Canadian debut of its Cask Strength Rye Whiskey in Canada. Fans in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan can find bottles of the critically lauded 112.2-proof whiskey on shelves alongside Sagamore Spirit Signature and Double Oak Rye Whiskies.

Like all of its whiskies, Sagamore Spirit Cask Strength is a blend of straight high-rye and low-rye mash bills aged four to seven years, graced with just a touch of naturally limestone-filtered water from its 1909-built spring house. The result is a complex and layered whiskey with notes of dark chocolate paired with black pepper and brown sugar.

Roy + Co. Selections will handle distribution throughout Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

“The thirst for balanced American rye whiskey, Maryland-style, among our neighbors up north is inspiring. It affirms how today’s whiskey drinkers are open to new ideas, and in Canada’s case, a different idea of what rye whiskey can be,” said Sagamore Spirit CEO/CFO Drew Thorn. “The response to our Signature and Double Oak rye whiskies exceeded our expectations and signaled that the time was right to bring our Cask Strength Rye Whiskey to Canada, the boldest of our three core expressions.”

“We are excited to be releasing the Sagamore Cask Strength in Canada,” said John McLaughlin, VP-Western Canada at Roy + Co. Selections. “Coming off the heels of the successful launch of the Double Oak and Sherry Finished Rye, the bold flavors of the Cask Strength are a perfect complement to a hot, Canadian summer evening.”

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