Bardstown Bourbon Co.releases their second iteration of the Collaborative Series with leading French Armagnac house Château de Laubade for 2022.
Bardstown tells BourbonBlog.com that The Château de Laubade Armagnac Collaborative Series release is presented at 107 proof (53.5% ABV) and offered at an SRP of $159.99.
Roughly 2,700 9L cases of the finished bourbon will be available through the Bardstown Bourbon Co. gift shop, and at retailers in 20 states.
We’ll bring you our review soon on BourbonBlog.com.
The initial collaboration was released in April 2020.
About The 2022 Château de Laubade Armagnac
The 2022 Château de Laubade Armagnac release includes a blend of 12-year Kentucky and 10-year Tennessee bourbon, finished in Laubade Armagnac casks for 16 months. Pictured below is Château de Laubade. Built in 1870, it is composed of 260 acres of continuous vineyards and is located in Sorbets d’Armagnac, France.
The finishing casks are aged from 16 – 24 months in different warehouse locations, bringing a contrast of wood extraction. Complexity, balance, and thoughtful innovation make this release both reminiscent of the award-winning first release while looking ahead to a wholly new sipping experience.
This custom bourbon blend accentuates the nuanced flavors from each barrel.
“It was important to us that this release be distinct from the original, while still bringing some of the same unique characteristics. The bold Kentucky bourbon really balances with oak that is bursting with the fiery Armagnac character. The Tennessee bourbon provides a hint of citrus, which highlights Laubade’s unique floral notes,” Dan Callaway, VP Product Development and Hospitality for Bardstown Bourbon Co tells BourbonBlog.com . “We’re always looking to push the boundaries of modern bourbon blending and this release is a beautiful expression of that.”
The release is evidence of a continued, strong creative partnership between Callaway and Château de Laubade’ Owner and Famille Lesgourgues Directeur Général, Denis Lesgourgues.
“I am very excited about this new launch as, since day one, I have seen so much product expertise, passion and involvement from the team of Bardstown Bourbon Co.,” said Lesgourgues. “Just as we are inventing the Armagnac of tomorrow thanks to our spirit of innovation, our fellows at BBCo are designing the modern bourbon.”