Fortuitous Union No. 22-4050 - Seelbach's|
There are a lot of tall tales in the whiskey world. "Accidents" tend to make good marketing. However, with Fortuitous Union, this story was as real as it gets! Co-founder of Rolling Fork Rum, Turner Wathen, was at the bottler watching their first batch of rum barrels get dumped. His heart sunk when he heard the forklift screech to a halt as someone on the floor yelled "there's still juice in this tote!!!" You see, there was 90-gallons of 95/5 MGP rye whiskey still in the stainless steel tote Wathen's rum barrels were dumped into. You probably remember this from science class. There's no way to "unblend" two liquids.
After an admitted explicative laced conversation, Wathen's partner tried the new blend. He said, "call me crazy, but this is actually really good." The quick response was a simple "F.U." The first rum/rye blend was born. Rolling Fork debuted the Fortuitous Union (FU) label in 2018. We're excited to claim one of the first private barrels they've released. Yes, our blend was finished for 20 months in a Kentucky wheaten Bourbon barrel. Similar to our #WLR-224057 barrel we released last spring.
I don't claim a lot of bottles as "must try". I would grab one of these immediately.