Bardstown Origin Series Wheated Bottled in Bond Bourbon

One of the first releases of product 100% distilled and aged at Bardstown Bourbon Company, DSP KY-20037. This is a 68% corn, 20% wheat, 12% malted barley 6yr Bottled in Bond 100 proof straight bourbon whiskey. The nose starts with a lot of soft orchard fruit, think apple skins and ripe pears, then a touch of red fruit and some walnuts and peanuts. On the palate, distinctly spicy, not really like a wheater at all, but lean, high-toned, with a full complement of spices, including cinnamon, cardamom, and pepper. Honey and maple syrup sweetness follows through the long finish. It’s not as soft as Maker’s or Weller, and lacks the leather influence or fruitiness of those whiskies, but its big flavor!