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The latest Fusion release from Bardstown Bourbon Company is balanced, flavorful delight.
Bardstown Bourbon Company is a remarkable facility recently expanded to produce six million proof gallons of Spirit per year — making it one of the largest distilleries in the world. But it is also a gleaming, modern building with sharp edges and the latest in scientific tools for great Whiskey-making.
Founded in 2013, they started by filling their rickhouses with sourced Spirits to support their construction. With massive amounts of product pre-sold out into the future, they are the central production hub for dozens of famous brands — including Jefferson’s, High West, James E. Pepper, and many more. But they carve out a selection to release under their own brand as well.
Bardstown is a lesson in transparency — which we love. And they are Bourbon nerds, just like us. So, whenever we get our hands on a new release from them, they always provide a TON of detail.
Bardstown Bourbon "Fusion" Series #5 is comprised of four Bourbons — 56% in-house, four year old Bourbon with a mash bill of 70% corn, 18% rye, and 12% malted barley; 14% in-house, three-year-old Bourbon with a mash bil of 60% corn, 26% rye, 10% wheat, and 4% malted barley; and 30% a source Kentucky Bourbon aged eleven years with a mash bill of 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley. And this blended wonder-dram is bottled at 47.45% ABV, so you know you are going to be able to savor every drop.
Bardstown Bourbon currently organizes their releases into three categories. The Discovery series features sourced "discovered" Spirit. The "Fusion" series features in-house Spirit "fused" with sourced Spirit. The forthcoming "Origin" series will be 100% in-house production.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is strong and present with a note of bananas foster, flamed orange zest, and fresh-baked raisin bread with a tough of mint and menthol.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is balanced and very rich with notes of English toffee, Luxardo cherries, toasted oak, marmalade, and vanilla custard.
The finish is fairly long, warm, and satisfying.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Bardstown Bourbon “Fusion” Series #5 and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.