CLIVE — An Iowa company today announced the introduction of Copper Cross Hybrid whiskey, featuring a hybrid blend of bourbon and rye.


“For bourbon or rye enthusiasts looking for a great new whiskey option, Copper Cross Hybrid offers a distinct taste profile,” says Joseph Dehner, owner of Dehner Distillery. “The Copper Cross Hybrid blend marries the sweetness of bourbon and the spiciness of rye to deliver an experience that’s altogether different from its proud parents.”


Dehner says Copper Cross Hybrid can be enjoyed on the rocks or replace bourbon or rye in a traditional whiskey cocktail such as a Manhattan or Old Fashioned. According to Dehner, Copper Cross Hybrid is also a great alternative to vodka in a Mule cocktail in a copper cup.


The bourbon and rye whiskeys are distilled in Indiana, then blended in a proprietary process in Clive, Iowa. The hybrid blending process yields a smooth whiskey with a perfect balance of the two primary grains: corn and rye.


Hybrid Vigor


The branding for Copper Cross features a vintage seed corn aesthetic. “We took inspiration from Midwest farmers when we were developing the Copper Cross concept,” Dehner says. “Back in the 1920s, farmers began using hybrid seed that resulted in stronger plants and higher yields – a phenomenon known as ‘hybrid vigor.’ In that spirit, Copper Cross Hybrid brings bourbon and rye together to yield a superior result.”


The suggested retail pricing for Copper Cross Hybrid whiskey is $34.99 for a 750 mL bottle. Copper Cross Hybrid whiskey is bottled at 84 proof, or 42 percent alcohol by volume. For more information, visit coppercross.com.