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Bardstown Bourbon Company Fusion Series #5

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    Bardstown Bourbon Company

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  • Intro:

    A blend of 11yr Kentucky Bourbon, and Bardstown's own 4yr and 3yr whiskey, Fusion Series 5 seeks to display the growth of Bardstown's own distillate in coming to parity with well aged distillate from sourced contracts. The blend is comprised of 30% Undisclosed KY Bourbon, 56% of Bardstown's own 4yr 70% corn mash and 14% of Bardstown's own 60% corn mash.

  • Nose:

    Funk and fruit, oak and orange peel, citrus candy, sweet peanut. Bright and floral nose that meets fun fruit and a hint of funk.

  • Taste:

    Muted palate at first, opens up with a good rest in the glass (15 min). Sweet cream, oak and orange peel once again pop immediately with a faint nougat and peanut brittle character on the back palate.

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    Medium finish. A bit hot here, that younger distillate seems to pop in the finish, but nothing punishing. More orange peel and candied lemon with some Payday bar and brown sugar.

  • Overall:

    Overall, these are always fun experiments to try and I really like the window that BBC gives us into their aging stocks. That said, this release is a hair disjointed, and I can't help but wonder if a few more proof points at bottling may have helped that palate. Either way, it's good but not amazing, although it's definitely more interesting that, say, a standard Buffalo Trace.

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  • By t8ke
  • Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.

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