Old Overholt Straight Rye 11 Years Old is a limited-edition rye whiskey, released by Jim Beam to celebrate the brand’s 210th anniversary. The whiskey was distilled in 2009 and aged for 11 years in Warehouse E. It was bottled in October 2020 at 92.6 proof. Only 50 barrels were used for this edition, which was initially released exclusively in Ohio and Pennsylvania to celebrate the history of the Old Overholt brand. In 1800, the German farmer Henry Oberholzer moved to Pennsylvania. He started distilling rye whiskey, carrying on the tradition of German korn, a type of grain spirit. His son Abraham established A. Overholt & Company, the company’s name being an anglicization of the family’s surname. The distillery expanded and its whiskey quickly became widely known. By 1900, Overholt had become one of the largest distilleries in the U.S. Whiskey started to lose its popularity in the 1950s, and by the 1960s Old Overholt was the only nationally distributed straight rye whiskey. The brand was sold to Jim Beam in 1987, and the Old Overholt distillery closed down. Only 7200 bottles of Old Overholt Straight Rye 11 Years Old have been released.