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Bottled In Bond
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bardstown Bourbon Company
Please enjoy our Bardstown Bourbon Company Origin Series Bottled In Bond Bourbon review!
The First Bourbons To Be Produced Entirely at Bardstown Bourbon Company
The Origin Series Bourbons are the first whiskeys released by Bardstown Bourbon Company that were entirely distilled and bottled in-house. Both bourbons are 6 years old. The Origin Series Bottled In Bond Bourbon is a wheated bourbon. The other, called simply “Origin Series Bourbon” is a high rye bourbon. I have reviewed it recently.
A Special Bourbon
The Origin Series Bottled In Bond Bourbon is truly special. Why, you might ask? Well, Steve Nally is the Master Distiller at Bardstown Bourbon Company. Coincidentally, for many years Steve Nally, was also Master Distiller at Maker’s Mark. And, as you may know, Maker’s Mark is a wheated bourbon, and wheated bourbons are Steve Nally’s favorite. It only follows that this wheated bourbon was the first distillate to come off of Bardstown Bourbon Company’s stills back in 2016.
In addition, Steve Nally feels that bourbon must age at least 6 years to achieve its best flavors. So, that is why Bardstown Bourbon Company allowed these bourbons to age for 6 years before bottling them.
Corn 68%, Wheat 20%, Malted Barley 12%
Let’s taste it:
🛌 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn
👉Nose: Buttery caramel, honey, vanilla, cherries and plums; mild alcohol
👉Taste: Caramel, vanilla, sweet cherries, honey, oak & a bit of grassiness towards the end
👉Finish: Cherry lingers on. Spice builds and is joined by cinnamon. Oak and some char become apparent with a dryness developing. The finish is long, with a moderate burn.
The nose is full and rich, dominated by buttery caramel. The sweetness is relatively light. There is some bright fruit, like cherries and plums, with almost a Sweet Tarts character. The taste brings more caramel and cherries. Cinnamon and spice dominate the finish with a dry oakiness developing and becoming more dominant later on. These latter characteristics make the Origin Series Bottled In Bond Bourbon a bit atypical compared to the usual wheated bourbon.
The Origin Series Bottled In Bond Bourbon is another excellent bourbon. Not surprisingly, it is a bit different than the high rye Origin Series Bourbon, having more buttery caramel than butterscotch. It’s also different than other wheated bourbons, like Maker’s mark, due to the spice in the finish. If you enjoy wheated bourbon and want to try one that is a little different, then this one is worth giving a try! Cheers!
I hope you have enjoyed our Bardstown Bourbon Company Origin Series Bottled In Bond Bourbon review! To learn about the other whiskeys in the series, read our Origin Series Bourbon Review or our Bardstown Bourbon Company Origin Series Rye Review next!
Thank you to the Bardstown Bourbon Company for graciously providing the sample for this review!
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