Bear Fight Bourbon Kentucky Reserve

Bear Fight Bourbon Kentucky Reserve
Bear Fight Bourbon Kentucky Reserve.

Bear Fight, a whiskey brand from Next Century Spirits, has extended its whiskey portfolio with the launch of Bear Fight Kentucky Reserve, finished in reposado tequila barrels.

Made in Zebulon, NC, Bear Fight used bourbon distillate aged for a minimum of three years and then finished it in ex-reposado tequila casks.

Bear Fight Kentucky Reserve has aromas of toasted oak and vanilla with a touch of cloves and a hint of black pepper, the company reports. Flavors include vanilla and caramel, followed by peppery spice, before a finish of smokiness.

“Coming off the success of our initial brand launch with Bear Fight American Single Malt, we wanted to push the boundaries of what a bourbon can be,” says Anthony Moniello, co-CEO of Next Century Spirits. “We wanted to craft an innovative bourbon that allowed us to tap into two growing liquor categories and by leveraging ex-reposado barrels to finish our whiskey, we know we will not only stand out on shelves but also index our business into the thriving bourbon and tequila categories.”

The mash bill for Bear Fight Kentucky Reserve is a mix of 70% corn, 21% rye and 9% malted barley.

This expression comes in at 45% ABV / 90 proof. It’s available at a suggested retail price of $34.99 per 750-ml. bottle at liquor stores in CT, KY, IL, MN, NJ and

Further distribution will roll out throughout the remainder of this year into next.


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