Bardstown Bourbon Company will release its latest in the Collaborative Series this month, a blend of straight rye and bourbon finished in Foursquare Barbados Rum barrels.
Bardstown Bourbon Co. Foursquare Collaborative Series is available starting on April 21, 2023.
This blend of 7-year-old rye and 17-year-old bourbon was designed to accentuate Barbados flavor, the company says. The whiskey aged for 23 months in Foursquare Rum barrels on the top floor of rickhouse G. This creates a lower liquid volume due to increased evaporation, but also yields a concentrated expression.
The result is a nose of plantain, toasted almond and clove, according to the company, with coconut, peanut, orange zest and raisin. On the palate is a balance of rye spice and aged oak, leading to a finish of baked fruit, lingering spice and caramel sweetness.
Foursquare Rum Distillery is located on a former sugar farm that dates back to approximately 1720, on the Caribbean island of Barbados. The distillery was re-opened by the Seale family in 1996. Distilling operations and blending are currently directed by Richard Seale, fourth generation Generation Trader/Distiller of R.L. Seale & Co.
“Foursquare Rum and Bardstown Bourbon Company are trailblazers of transparency in spirits,” says Dan Callaway, VP of Product Development for Bardstown Bourbon Co. “This collaboration celebrates our shared value of connecting people with our authentic process, liquid content and provenance.”
The Foursquare Rum Collaborative Series comes bottled at 107 proof. The suggested retail price is $159.99 per 750-ml. bottle. Roughly 3,000 9L cases of the finished bourbon will roll out through the Bardstown Bourbon Co. gift shop, at retailers in 24 states and online at Seelbachs.com.