Blue Run Unveils Flight Series II: A Journey Through Six Unique Micro Batches

Get ready to embark on an exciting whiskey adventure as Blue Run, now under the Molson Coors banner, proudly presents Flight Series II. This collection, the second in Blue Run's acclaimed "micro batch" line, brings together six distinct whiskeys crafted from Blue Run’s Kentucky Straight High Rye Bourbon, now available at select spirits retailers.

Blue Run defines a micro batch as blending at least two, but no more than five, barrels. Each of the six Flights in this release consists of three to four barrels, meticulously blended by Shaylyn Gammon, head of whiskey development and innovation. What sets Flight Series II apart from its predecessor is the unique outdoor sensory testing Shaylyn conducted, allowing the whiskey to react with the environment. “I envisioned these blends being enjoyed outdoors, where nature's splendor demands a toast,” says Shaylyn. This innovative approach led her to fondly call it her ‘In Situ Whiskey.’

The contract distilleries featured in Flight Series II include Castle & Key, Bardstown Bourbon Company, and another undisclosed facility. All barrels underwent a #4 alligator char and were aged in non-temperature-controlled warehouses in Bardstown.

Priced at $119.99 per 750-ml bottle, each Blue Run Flight Series II is available in AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, IL, KS, MA, MD, MN, MO, NY, TN, TX, and WI. Look for the signature Blue Pearlized butterfly medallion on each bottle.

Here’s a sneak peek at the enchanting Flights in this series, complete with distillery-provided notes:

Biscayne Breeze
Proof: 114.1
Barrels Blended: Three (3)
Total 6-pk Cases Available: 115
On the nose, Biscayne Breeze offers roasted cashews, candied Maraschino cherry, and dark caramel. The palate delights with warm cinnamon roll, dark fruits, and a long finish of weathered oak, baking spice, and vanilla.

Joshua Tree Sunrise
Proof: 117 – Barrel Proof
Barrels Blended: Three (3)
Total 6-pk Cases Available: 112
First impressions reveal an aroma of warm butterscotch, followed by spice-forward butterscotch, dry baking spices, and warm rye bread with wildflower honey on the palate. The finish is a blend of leather and oak.

Miami Sunset
Proof: 115
Barrels Blended: Four (4)
Total 6-pk Cases Available: 150
Miami Sunset greets you with creamy oatmeal, almond, French vanilla, and a touch of cinnamon. The taste includes white chocolate, toasted almonds, and nougat, finishing with lightly weathered oak and concentrated vanilla.

Santa Monica Pier
Proof: 115.1
Barrels Blended: Four (4)
Total 6-pk Cases Available: 112
The nose of Santa Monica Pier hints at butter pecan, pistachio ice cream, and warm waffle cone. Rich vanilla, white pepper, and ripe figs follow on the palate, ending with cinnamon-dusted walnuts.

Tahoe Powder
Proof: 116 – Barrel Proof
Barrels Blended: Three (3)
Total 6-pk Cases Available: 106
Tahoe Powder offers aromas of warm spiced wine, dark cherries, heavy cream, and citrus peel. The palate is rich with buttered toasted rye bread, worn leather, and sweet pipe tobacco, finishing with slight floral notes.

Yosemite Pine
Proof: 116.6 – Barrel Proof
Barrels Blended: Three (3)
Total 6-pk Cases Available: 106
Yosemite Pine features a nose of fresh honeydew melon and ripe orange. The palate echoes orange marmalade pastry, finishing with dried unroasted coconut.

Dive into Blue Run’s Flight Series II and experience the artistry and innovation of these micro-batch whiskeys, crafted to perfection and ready to be savored in your favorite outdoor setting.