Old Bardstown Bottled in Bond
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Willett Distillery
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 50%
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  • caramel
  • butterscotch
  • cherry
  • oak
  • clove
  • cinnamon
  • pepper
  • mint
  • molasses

Old Bardstown

Bottled in Bond (0.7l, 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 Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Willett Distillery
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.

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  • caramel
  • butterscotch
  • cherry
  • oak
  • clove
  • cinnamon
  • pepper
  • mint
  • molasses
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Character Dogson
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
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