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Bardstown Bourbon Company Origin Series
Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
Finished in Toasted Cherry Wood and American Oak Barrels
Age: 5 years 8 months
Please enjoy our Bardstown Bourbon Company Origin Series Rye Review!
The Bardstown Bourbon Company has just released their first rye whiskey produced entirely in house!
Exciting Time For The Bardstown Bourbon Company
These are exciting times for the Bardstown Bourbon Company! They have just released the bourbons of their Origin Series, the first whiskeys made entirely in-house and bottled under the BBC label! The bourbons will be the focus of separate reviews, and for now I will focus on the third whiskey in the series, the rye. The rye will be the last of the series to be released, reportedly sometime in March 2023. So of course, that is the one that I will review first.?
No Ordinary Rye
As would be expected from the Bardstown Bourbon Company, this is no ordinary rye. It is aged for 5 years 8 months and finished in a “zebra” barrel of alternating toasted American oak and cherry wood staves. The mash bill is 95% rye and 5% malted barley. It is bottled at 96 proof.
Tasting Notes – Bardstown Bourbon Company Origin Series Rye Review
Let’s taste it:
🛌 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn
👉Nose: Citrus, like orange peel; fresh apples; rye spices, cooling spearmint & sweet brown sugar; cinnamon & cedar in the background; relatively mild alcohol
👉Taste: Rye spices, brown sugar and honey sweetness, mild cherry; hints of rye bread
👉Finish: A capsaicin spice builds into the fairly long finish joined by some dry oak and char later on. There’s that hint of rye bread again. Orange peel reappears and lingers. Moderate burn
Bardstown Bourbon Company Origin Series Rye has classic flavors of citrus and rye spices, but also much more. For example, fresh apples pleasantly provide a nice compliment to the citrus and spice. There’s also a fair amount of brown sugar sweetness for a rye. More flavors develop with each sip, such as the rye bread notes and cherry in the taste. The finish has the spiciness that I expect from a rye, but there are again complex flavors. The citrus and contradictory sweetness linger to the very end amidst the rising spice.
I would have expected no less from the Bardstown Bourbon Company. This is an excellent rye! I am looking forward to the official release so that I can grab a bottle (or two)! Have you tried any of the Bardstown Bourbon Company Origin Series whiskeys? What did you think? Cheers!🥃
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Thank you to the Bardstown Bourbon Company for graciously supplying this sample for my review.
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