Old Bardstown Bottled in Bond

Old Bardstown Bottled in Bond

(0.75l, 50%)


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Straightforward bottled-in-bond Bourbon from Bardstown.
 
Willett Distillery AKA Kentucky Bourbon Distillers came about the same year they completed Hoover Dam (it was 1936). It was founded by the second generation distiller and his sons, Lambert Willett, who didn’t wait long to produce his first batch: in 1937, he already had 30 barrels of Bourbon in the warehouse. Located in the legendary town of Bardstown, Kentucky, the distillery was holding the pen as the history of Bourbon was being written. KBD has been called “the big Daddy of Bourbon and Rye”, which is a title we would love to use when being introduced to people. Now, the Willetts do that clever thing where they produce several brands under fictitious company names, like a superstar rock band that wants to play club gigs. The Old Bardstown Distilling Company and the Noah’s Mill Distilling Company are, among others, actually KBD.
 
When exactly the Old Bardstown brand was established, nobody really knows. Some say it was Willett’s first brand when he opened the distillery, but since the official story behind the name is they took it from a handicapped racehorse in the 1950s, the brand might be a tad younger. Willett Distillery started producing Bourbon and Rye again in 2012 after they stopped in the 1970s. The fact that it’s “bottled in bond” means it’s the product of one distillation season, one distiller and a single distillery. It was matured in a federally bonded warehouse under Uncle Sam for at least four years and was bottled at exactly 100 Proof. It’s a pretty no-BS Bourbon with lots of character and potential. It’s also low-key historical as it marks Willett’s return to making Bourbon.
 
  • Category
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery

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caramel
butterscotch
cherry
oak
clove
cinnamon
pepper
mint
molasses
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Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Rust
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet nose with notes of caramel, mint, molasses, and cherries.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Caramel-forward palate evolves into notes of butterscotch, cherry, and oak.
 
Finish
Short finish with notes of clove, cinnamon, and pepper.

Ratings & Reviews
Philip
Philip,
Smooth on the tongue and settled nicely each sip. Wooded flavors with cherry and caramel. Light after burn suited this easy wheated bourbon.
 
Carl
Carl,
Great bourbon. Nice cinnamon flavor to it.
 
Molly
Molly,
Good standard to have. Liked
 
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