The Bardstown Bourbon Company (BBCo) has announced the release of its first Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1.
The product is a blend of Bardstown Bourbon Company’s estate-made, two-year-old wheat and high-rye bourbons, with an 11-year-old sourced Kentucky bourbon. “The lively fruit and spice of the two-year-old Kentucky bourbon counters the leather, roasted nuts and rich caramel of aged Kentucky bourbon,” the company says.
Located on 100 acres of farmland in Bardstown, Kentucky, BBCo is a rapidly growing collaborative distilling company.
Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1 is the result of a collaboration among the company’s distilling, beverage and culinary teams, the company says. Bardstown Bourbon Company’s team blind-tasted more than 50 blends to arrive at a final product.
The team is led by Master Distiller, Steve Nally, a 40-year veteran of the spirits industry, Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame member and former Master Distiller at Maker’s Mark; John Hargrove, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and former Master Distiller at Sazerac and Barton 1792; Dan Callaway, Director of bourbon education, visitors experience and product development, and Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers; and Bottle & Bond Kitchen & Bar executive chef Felix Mosso, formerly chef de cuisine at the renowned Greenbrier Resort.
“Our new approach to bourbon making and blending is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my career,” says Nally.
Bardstown Bourbon Company currently produces nearly 40 mash bills for different whiskey brands. In addition to distilling, the company in 2018 also opened an in-house restaurant, Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar, now on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
“Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1 was created with the perspective of a beverage team that considered cocktail balance and consumer needs,” says Callaway.
Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1 is bottled at 98.9 proof with a suggested retail price of $59.99 per 750-ml. bottle. It is now available in Kentucky and Indiana through Republic National Distributing Company, and will be released in California and Florida through Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits in May, and Tennessee and Illinois this summer.