The Bardstown Bourbon Company has released three new products as part of its Collaborative Series.
This includes two bourbons aged in brandy barrels from Copper & Kings American Brandy Company, as well as a bourbon finished in beer barrels from Goodwood Brewing Company.
All products will be available this October in select markets.
The latest collaboration between Bardstown Bourbon Company and Copper & Kings is an American apple brandy finish featuring an 11-year-old Indiana bourbon rested in apple brandy barrels for 20 months. The two companies previously released two collaborations, a Muscat Mistelle barrel-finished bourbon and an American brandy barrel-finished bourbon.
“Apple brandy barrel aging creates a perfect pairing of fruit and vanilla,” says Bardstown Bourbon Company Master Distiller Steve Nally. “You really get this indulgent array of apple, caramel and baking spice in a rich, lightly dry, crisply complex pour.”
The two companies are also unveiling a limited release of a 10-year-old bourbon finished first for 18 months in Copper & Kings Muscat Mistelle barrels, and then re-barreled for an additional finish in new, freshly charred American oak casks for 19 months. This spirit will be available at the Bardstown Bourbon Company onsite gift shop only.
“This is ridiculous spirit,” says Copper & Kings Founder Joe Heron. “It is no hyperbole to call this a luxury bourbon. It fits the description like a hand in a very expensive calfskin leather glove. It’s very rich, very complex, with huge depth and totally unique. A bourbon like no other, again, without hyperbole. It is, simply put, exceptional.”
In addition to the Copper & Kings collaborations, Bardstown Bourbon Company teamed up with Louisville’s Goodwood Brewing Company for a limited, regional release. This 11-year-old bourbon is finished in Goodwood Brewing Brandy Barrel Honey Ale casks for 18 months, resulting in a bourbon with flavors honey, caramel, fig, malt and dried fruit, the company says.
“Goodwood’s award-winning portfolio of cask finished beers have a loyal following,” says Goodwood CEO Ted Mitzlaff. “We enjoy collaborations with other Kentucky breweries and distilleries and were honored when Bardstown Bourbon Company proposed this collaboration given their tremendous reputation in the industry.”
Bardstown Bourbon Company and Goodwood Brewing Company will resume their collaboration in early 2020, when a bourbon finished in Walnut Brown Ale casks is released.