The Bardstown Bourbon Company tells BourbonBlog.com that have released their first Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey called Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1.
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Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1 is the result of a collaboration of the company’s expert distilling, beverage and culinary teams working together.
This Bourbon is a blend of Bardstown Bourbon Company’s estate-made, 2-year-old wheat, and high-rye bourbons, with an 11-year-old sourced Kentucky bourbon.
Where to buy Bourbon Fusion Series #1
Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1 is bottled at 98.9 proof with a suggested retail price of $59.99 /750ml bottle.
It is now available in Kentucky and Indiana through Republic National Distributing Company and will be released in California and Florida through Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits in May, and Tennessee and Illinois this summer.
About the Bourbon
Bardstown Bourbon Company’s expert team blind tasted more than 50 blends to arrive at a final product with an exceptional nose, a rich palate, and a balanced, lasting finish. The synthesis between young and aged bourbon creates a one-of-a-kind blend. Bardstown Bourbon Company describes the flavor as lively fruit and spice of the two-year-old Kentucky bourbon countering the leather, roasted nuts and rich caramel of aged Kentucky bourbon.
“We are a new blend of bourbon makers pushing the boundaries through innovation while honoring the traditional art of making whiskey,” Bardstown Bourbon Company President and CEO, David Mandell tells BourbonBlog.com. “Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1 is a celebration of our distillery, beverage and culinary teams working together to create spectacular bourbon.”
Their expert team is led by Master Distiller, Steve Nally, a 40-year veteran of the spirits industry, Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame member and former Master Distiller at Maker’s Mark; John Hargrove, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and former Master Distiller at Sazerac and Barton 1792; Dan Callaway, Director of bourbon education, visitors experience and product development, and Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers; and Bottle & Bond Kitchen & Bar executive chef Felix Mosso, formerly chef de cuisine at the renowned Greenbrier Resort.
“Our new approach to bourbon making and blending is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my career,” says Master Distiller, Steve Nally. “With Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1, we’ve produced one of the finest bourbons on the market.”
Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar
Bardstown Bourbon Company says they produce nearly 40 mash bills in one of the most technically sophisticated distilleries in the country. In addition to distilling, the dynamic company has quickly developed one of the best beverage and culinary teams in Kentucky with the opening of its in-house restaurant, Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar. Bottle & Bond opened in June 2018 and is the first modern, full-service restaurant on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
Combining seasonal, fresh ingredients with regional flair, executive chef Felix Mosso offers simple, yet refined Southern comfort food. The restaurant is complemented by a world-class beverage team that crafts a creative and wholly unique experience for guests.
“If the distillery is our heart, then Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar is our soul,” Director of bourbon education, visitor’s experience, and product development Dan Callaway tells BourbonBlog.com. “Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1 was created with the perspective of a beverage team that considered cocktail balance and consumer needs.”