The Bardstown Bourbon Company has announced the release of Discovery Series #1, a blend of four Kentucky straight bourbons aged between five and 13 years.
The team at Bardstown blind taste tested more than 30 blends of Kentucky bourbon to arrive at the final expression. Discovery Series #1 is a combination of tobacco and leather notes from the 11 and 13 year-old bourbons, baking spices from the 10 year-old bourbon, and bright fruit from the 5 year-old bourbon. The release follows on from the launch of the company’s first straight Kentucky bourbon, Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1, in April 2019.
“Discovery Series #1 is a very limited release that continues to showcase our blending expertise,” said Bardstown Bourbon Company president and CEO, David Mandell. “The internal process we used to create the blend is as unique as the product itself.”
“With Discovery Series #1, we’ve produced a blend that can rival any product on the market,” said master distiller Steve Nally. “The final result is truly greater than the sum of its parts. We’ve taken four great Kentucky bourbons and crafted them into one spectacular bottle.”
Discovery Series #1 is bottled at 121.21 proof and has a suggested retail price of €129.99 per 750ml bottle. It is available in Kentucky and Indiana through Republic National Distributing Company, in California and Florida through Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits, and in Nashville and Central Tennessee through Ajax Turner Distributing Company.
Bardstown was founded in 2014 and produces almost 40 different mash bills for some of the best known whiskey and bourbon brands in the world, at its state of the art facility in Bardstown, Kentucky.