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‘The Most Complex Release to Date’: Bardstown Bourbon Company Announces 2 Latest Whiskeys in Discovery Series

Bardstown Bourbon Company Discovery

Bardstown Bourbon Company Discovery Series #6 is pictured. Bardstown Bourbon Company on Monday announced the releases of the eighth and ninth members of the Discovery Series.

Bardstown Bourbon Compay on Monday announced the launch of two new whiskeys, Discovery #8 and Discovery #9.

Bardstown’s Discovery series sources whiskeys from various origins.

“We built this series to explore all of the ways you can take whiskey in new directions through thoughtful blending that pushes the boundaries of what’s been done before,” Dan Callaway, VP Product Development and Hospitality, said in a news release. “Layering flavor and nuance, these limited releases continue to be truly singular in nature.”

Bardstown Bourbon Company Discovery #8

Discovery #8, which Bardstown Bourbon Co. called “the most complex release to date,” is a blend of Kentucky bourbons, two Indiana rye whiskeys and an aged Canadian whiskey. It is the most rye-forward release of the Discovery Series to date. The final batch was matured with a custom selection of oak staves whose flavor profiles ranged from French toast to Rioja barrels, according to the distillery. It is bottled at 114.1 proof and will sell at the distillery and across 20 U.S. markets beginning Wednesday at a suggested retail price of $139.99.

Tasting Notes via the Brand

Nose: Maple, dark chocolate, baked cherry and toasted oak

Taste: Rye spice with luscious oak undertones

Finish: Luxurious, long-lasting

Bardstown Bourbon Company Discovery #9

Discovery #9 began with a base of craft Georgia bourbon, mixed with Kentucky bourbon, 17-year Tennessee whiskey and sweet Canadian whiskey.

Tasting Notes via the Brand

Nose: Cocoa nib, plum and cedar box, highlighted by lively orange peel

Taste: Vanilla cream with cinnamon spice takes

Finish: An indulgent, sublime finish

Discovery #9 will release in September both at the Bardstown Bourbon company distillery and at retail. It is bottled at 112.5 proof and offered at a suggested retail price of $139.99.

Bardstown Bourbon Co. unveiled Discovery #7 in March.

In March, Bardstown Bourbon Company was acquired by Chicago investment firm Pritzker Private Capital. Later that month, the distillery announced a $28.7 million expansion. In June, Bardstown Bourbon Co. purchased Kentucky distillery Green River.

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David Morrow is the managing editor of Whiskey Raiders and has been with the company since September 2021. David has worked in journalism since 2015 and has had bylines at Sports Illustrated, Def Pen, the Des Moines Register and the Quad City Times. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When he’s not tasting the newest exciting whiskey releases, David enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, watching sports and traveling.