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The second member of Beam's Hardin's Creek Kentucky Series, Frankfort follows the June release of Hardin's Creek Clermont. Each member of series is aged 17 years and distilled from the same mashbill. The only difference among them is location; this release was aged at James B. Beam Distilling Co.’s Frankfort campus in Kentucky.
Leaning much sweeter than its predecessors, Frankfort is loaded with buttercream, nougat, pralines, honey and caramel. There's a touch of oak — a little less than Clermont.
Rich and viscous on the palate, syrupy and loaded with praline, cinnamon, maple candies and rich buttercream. The oak strikes more on the palate here compared to the nose, and it's a delightful symphony of sweetness and tannin.
Long. Funky tobacco, black tea, sweet buttercream and a hint of cherry pie show up on the finish.
This pour is more of a rollercoaster than its predecessor, but it's well worth the ride.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.