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Bardstown Bourbon Co. continues to hum together with their Discovery and Fusion Collection releases, in addition to the occasional specialty end restricted editions that spherical out their commonplace portfolio (spectacular contemplating how a lot whiskey they make for everybody else). Clearly adept at multi-tasking, the distillery has additionally launched a handful of even rarer choices during the last yr, completely accessible at their smooth present store in Bardstown, Kentucky. If you are unlikely to search out the 2 choices beneath on any retailer cabinets, the spectacular high quality of every ought to not less than encourage a go to in your subsequent Bourbon Path outing.
Bardtsown Bourbon Distillery Assortment Triple Blended Stave End – The 2021 launch of the Distillery Assortment marked BBCo.’s first distillery unique that has since develop into their reply to the “bottle it your self” pattern spreading to distillery present outlets the world over. I picked up my bottle on a visit final yr sans all of the social media-worthy theatrics. As with most of BBCo.’s blends, there’s rather a lot inside this bottle. It begins with a base mix of sourced 6-7 yr Indiana rye and 12 yr Kentucky bourbon that’s then completed for 3 weeks utilizing totally different oak staves. The ultimate product is a mixture of that completed mix, plus a wholesome measure (13%) of 17-year-old Tennessee whiskey. The result’s a whiskey that deftly showcases the hallmarks of well-aged rye and bourbon with a sultry aroma of previous oak, cigar wrapper, leather-based, peanut brittle, clove, and darkish cherry. The nostril is extra well-aged bourbon than rye, however the palate flips the script with an impressively peppery entry accented with Andes mints. Wealthy and well-balanced, it transitions to extra baking spice on the mid-palate earlier than a wholesome end of well-seasoned oak, fruitcake, and grilled peaches. 109 proof. A / $199
Bardstown Bourbon Steve’s Legacy – BBCo.’s Grasp Distiller, Steve Nally, marked 50 years within the trade in 2022. A veteran of Maker’s Mark, the place he spent almost 20 years of that profession, Steve has at all times had a delicate spot for wheaters, so it’s no shock the mix used to honor him contains the wheated recipe he developed for the distillery (25%). Add to that some BBCo. excessive rye mashbill (23%) and a majority of 15-year-old sourced Kentucky lower-rye bourbon, end it for 25 days in French oak, and also you’ve bought fairly the commemorative bottling. The nostril is mild and unusually dry with notes of apple chips, brown butter, and chalky, old school peppermint. The palate is properly rounded and weighty with a measured cereal sweetness, not undercooked or youthful however earthy and well-baked. It’s altogether a extra savory and distinctive expertise for a Kentucky bourbon, highlighted by beneficiant notes of buttery caramel apple, cinnamon toast, and lemon pound cake. The end is honeyed, warming, and prolonged with notes of ripe melon and cinnamon stick. A becoming golden anniversary tribute. 100 proof. A- / $400