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Review: Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #6 and Discovery Series #6

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Bardstown Bourbon Co. is kicking off 2022 with what else, their bi-annual Fusion and Discovery Collection releases which now quantity six in complete. This bourbon duo impressed us at launch again in 2019, and whereas the Discovery Collection launch has remained constantly high notch, the Fusion Collection struggled a bit in 2021. Let’s see how the most recent choices stack up.

Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Collection #6 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – This bottling first turned predominantly BBCo.’s in-house whiskey with the earlier launch, and presumably it’ll proceed that approach going ahead. The mix proportions are the identical as Fusion #5, with the sourced part once more being an 11-year-old Kentucky rye bourbon. In actual fact, all of the mashbills used for this launch are rye bourbons. Finer particulars, do you have to need them, might be discovered on the web site. On the nostril, that brighter lemon be aware stays, however issues present extra cohesion than previous releases with much less cereal and strange fruit notes and extra basic brown sugar and baking spice. The palate has additionally discovered extra stable footing with an unctuous physique showcasing expressive oak-driven spice and notes of toasty barrel char, Honey Maid graham cracker, maple frosting, and roasted nuts. The end is lengthy and silky with wealthy demerara syrup, candied orange peel, and cocktail cherry. A welcome return to authentic type. 97.9 proof. A- / $60 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

Bardstown Bourbon Discovery Collection #6 Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Most prior Discovery Collection releases have relied nearly completely on a mix of Kentucky-sourced bourbons, and whereas the Kentucky part stays the bulk for this newest launch, well-aged Indiana- and very well aged (17 years previous) Tennessee-sourced bourbon rounds out the rest. The nostril has super depth with plenty of that previous whiskey displaying via. Sultry notes of cigar field, worn leather-based, break up vanilla bean, and brandied cherries invite extreme inhalation. The palate is wealthy and vibrant with ripe, oily citrus, pie spice, and a little bit of lavender. The oak is well-balanced, providing simply the slightest astringency on an in any other case lush and lingering end accented with notes of darkish caramel sauce, cocktail cherry, and fudgy brownies. 111.1 proof. A / $130 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

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Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Collection #6 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

$60

Ranking


9.0/10

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