BARDSTOWN, Kentucky—With the first of their own distilled bourbon reaching maturity Bardstown Bourbon Company is wrapping up its Fusion series with two final releases. The series, which combines younger BBC whiskey with older sourced whiskies from other distilleries in Kentucky, has provided an opportunity to explore the craft of blending as well as allow for a glimpse at the development of their own bourbon in barrel.
The final Fusion Series releases, #9 and 10, blend together three of BBC’s own 3 year old bourbons (as well as two 12 year old sourced Kentucky bourbons) using five different mash bills. The complex mix of mash bills makes each bottle unique tasting, which is why it’s no surprise that the whiskeys themselves are as good as any you’d find from more established operations.
Ripe apricot, mint and green tea aromas are complemented by layers of caramel and honey over baked apples in this whiskey with a refreshing spice that refreshes the palate. In the mouth the whiskey has a denser mouthfeel and a balanced signature fusion finish.
Founded in 2014 by Peter Loftin, Bardstown Bourbon Company is located on 100 acres of farmland just outside the city limits of historic Bardstown, Kentucky and is one of the most technically advanced distilleries in the country. In addition to producing their own brands, the company also contracts distills a wide variety of rye, whiskey and bourbon for many other well known brands through its one-of-a-kind Collaborative Distilling Program.