Blade & Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Stitzel Weller Blade & Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon

(0.75l, 45.5%)


8.3/10
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$54.99
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The last drops of Bourbon from a legendary still, squeezed into a bottle.

The Stitzel-Weller Distillery is stuff of Bourbon legend. It was founded on Derby Day in 1935 by Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle himself and some of the most legendary Bourbons and brands were made there. The distillery itself was closed in 1992 and is now a museum-like adjunct of Bulleit Bourbon Experience, owned by Diageo. But there is a lot of left-over Weller Bourbon in the storage lofts, along with “orphan” casks from other distilleries. Blade & Bow Bourbon blends these Bourbons solera-style to produce their range of two Whiskeys.

Blade & Bow Bourbon Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey… the first thing you might notice is there is no age statement. Don’t let that throw you. Since this is a blend of orphan casks, accurately stating the age would be a near impossibility. But this is all premium aged spirit aged in all the right ways, and blended from some of the finest Bourbon distilleries in the world. It’s rich and thick and you should judge it with the tongue. And due to the fact that no more Whiskey flows from the stills at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, this tasty-train will one day come to an end, so make sure you get a sip first.
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45.5%
  • Distillery
    Stitzer Weller Distilling Co.
  • Age
    NAS

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fresh fruit
apricot
caramel
spicy
mint
apple
sweet
orange
sherry
What does Blade & Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Blade & Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Deep amber. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
The classic apple-banana note that Stitzel-Weller is famous for. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Medium on the palate with firm apricot, sultanas, and autumn fruits with granola.

Finish 
Easy with a spicy caramel flavor at the end.
Ratings & Reviews
Shaun
Shaun,
Little hot on the finish but overall tasty.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
Loved this smooth bourbon! Will definitely be one of my new faves
 
Ellen
Ellen,
Deliciously rich and flavorful. The unique blending certainly sets this apart.
 
guest
guest,
This is a favorite.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Very good. Smooth, flavorful.
 
Phil
Phil,
It is real good. But I wish I could buy more of it.
 
Rob
Rob,
smooth and very drinking . A good bottle for anybody's collection.
 
David
David,
It has a good aroma and very easy on the tongue. I did think the finish was a bit flat.
 
Phil
Phil,
Very good.
 
Tristan
Tristan,
Amazing and easy to approach nose. Smooth with caramel and orange blossom notes. Finishes incredibly easy.
 
Steven
Steven,
A good bourbon, and I appreciate the presentation of it. It's nothing to write home about, and I'd compare it to the taste profile of a Maker's 46. I don't think I'll actively seek it out in the future.
 
Tammy
Tammy,
Very nice leaves a touch on the tongue smooth sipping bourbon
 
Alex
Alex,
One of my favorites, Has an incredible aroma & taste to match. The spiciness is there, so is the caramel & such. Packs enough punch without being overpowering. Bourbon fanatics & beginners alike can drink neat & enjoy. Never a bad choice and one of the best,
 
Steve
Steve,
Apples. I taste apples every sip.
 
Larry
Larry,
Incredibly smooth. Very enjoyable as a sipper. Top 2 for me.
 
Trey
Trey,
Smooth, but not too sweet. Solid, but not surprising, flavor.
 
David
David,
An inviting nose that takes you to a fruit forward, smooth drink. The finish reminds you you're drinking bourbon and it's good.
 
Donald
Donald,
Had a nice taste but was harsh on the finish. many better choices in this price range.
 
Justin
Justin,
Smooth clean finish. A delicious pick especially for the price
 
Richard
Richard,
One of my top three. Smooth and easy.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Bar none, the best Bourbon I have ever tasted! Very vanilla forward.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Smooth finish
 
chris
chris,
Very nice: smooth with a clean finish. Definitely not a bourbon with heat. A nice mellow sipper
 
Mike
Mike,
Great nose on this pour. Smooth pour. Not sure if I buy the story but it’s a good one
 
Charles
Charles,
Nice, light drinker in the summer. It’s good but not great. Nice presentation but the price is a bit hefty for what you get.
 
Scott
Scott,
The bourbon lives up to the great label & bottle haha (there is a key attached to the bottle). Tastes great neat. Smooth & balanced. Highly recommend.
 
Richard
Richard,
Smooth with pleasant soft aromas, one to keep on my self
 
guest
guest,
Awesome taste complexity and flavor.
 
Randy
Randy,
This is a smooth and easy, definitely would like this one on my shelf.
 
Terry
Terry,
Very good taste, easy to drink, and love the bottle.
 
george
george,
very nice taste - different than the rest of my stash, good even with distilled water...
 
Danton
Danton,
Too harsh for my taste, as a novice I’d say if you’re a Beam fan than this might be up your ally.
 
Mitchell
Mitchell,
Not bad tasting, just not my favorite flavor. Love the history of the distillery.
 
Randy
Randy,
Superb. While the Stitzel-Weller labeling is a stretch nevertheless this is a very tasty bottle. Smooth and luscious with a long finish it has been a joy. Will purchase again.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Love it. It’s engineered and backed by big money - but don’t let that make you a hater. Just because it’s pretty doesn’t mean it’s not tasty.
 
seth
seth,
Good smooth bourbon reminds me why I fell in love with bourbon in the first place
 
Stephan
Stephan,
excellent Bourbon. One of my 'must haves'.
 
Troy
Troy,
Unremarkable. With the deep charamel color, I expected more oak and complexity; it was akin to a good red wine that’s lost it’s fruit.
Stephan
Stephan,
Troy, you didn't like the Blade&Bow. What're your better ones at home?
Jeff
Jeff,
One of the smoothest drinking bourbons I've tasted. Drink this straight. It's a shame to add even ice.
 
guest
guest,
Super easy drinker. Incredibly tasty and complex for the price.
 
Ron
Ron,
Easy to drink. Hints of fruity sweetness. Finish is moderate with a mild spicy build.
 
Jon
Jon,
Excellent bourbon, reasonably priced and easy drinking.
 
John
John,
It was great, I have had number 1 and number 5
 
Jeff
Jeff,
This is decent bourbon. Dropping the rating down because of the nonsense that this bourbon has anything to do with the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. That's a marketing ploy.
 
Calvin
Calvin,
Great bourbon, smooth, flavorful, and balnaced. On the rocks with great conversation and the bottle will evaporate.
 
Nichole
Nichole,
Another one of my favorites. Very smooth. Great flavors. Neat or on the rocks. You can't go wrong
 
Theresa
Theresa,
One of my favorites straight up or as hot buttered bourbon.
 
Paul
Paul,
I'm a fan; it's pretty much fruity/sweet (apple, apricot) from start to it's short finish, smooth, not much bite or complexity, just a little bit of spice; making it an easy to drink, sweet bourbon.
 
Brian
Brian,
This is good stuff. One of my favorite daily drinkers. I put it up there with ETL and Weller 12 and Blanton’s Gold.
 
John
John,
Rough edged and not at all what I expected
 
Lee
Lee,
It was very smooth with a medium mouth feel
 
Richard
Richard,
Smooth and sweet with a nice spice. Definitely will buy again.
 
Ken
Ken,
Excellent choice for a bourbon with smo0th character to sip neat in front of the fireplace.
 
Ken
Ken,
Smooth drinking bourbon. Nice fruit and caramel with a hint of spice. I highly recommend this.
 
Matt
Matt,
Outstanding!
 
Tony
Tony,
Extremely smooth, subtly sweet and rich. Excellent bourbon on the rocks
 
Robert
Robert,
Surprisingly great notes at the start with a creamy and flavorful finish. A very good buy for the price!
 
Joel
Joel,
Unbelievably smooth! Quickly risen to the top of my favorites
 
Tom
Tom,
One of the smoothest tasted in my collection of 30+ bottles. For the price it can’t be beat.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Blade and Bow does have a slight burn in the mouth, but it does go down smooth. As you go for your second and third drink you will start to notice the abundance of flavors. Was an amazing accompaniment to some rosemary olive oil almonds and cheese! Will buy again before it's all gone!
 
Roger
Roger,
What a great bourbon. Hands down has become one of my favorites. Smooth enough straight, and even smoother with an ice cube.
 
Todd
Todd,
An excellent & smooth Bourbon. I will look forward to purchasing it again.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Burn on the tongue, not throat, which is different, but enjoyable. Definitely nice fruit and caramel flavor. Would buy again for sure!
 
Shannon
Shannon,
I honestly didn't appreciate it until I ate a few cashews with this. It really brought out the flavors for me with a huge apricot flavor.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Excellent Bourbon, will buy again. Also good price point.
 
Brent
Brent,
One of my favorites.
 
Tom
Tom,
Incredible bourbon with a great finish and very smooth.
 
HERB
HERB,
A really smooth bourbon easy dtinking perfect!
 
Mr
Mr,
Very good. I love the spicy bite it has. I will be getting more.
 
Nick
Nick,
Very fine bourbon at this price point. Will buy again.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Fantastic Bourbon! Super smooth and subtly sweet.
 
Jimmy
Jimmy,
The Flavor profile and smoothness is very surprising at this price point!
 
John
John,
Very nice flavor. I would buy again.
 
Dave
Dave,
This was an OK purchase, doesn’t have the complexity or the smoothness of others and has a bit more of a “hot” taste than I prefer
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Overall very good. To echo other reviews, it has a great smell and flavor. Would buy again.
 
Douglas
Douglas,
Interestingly, I've had two bottles of this. The first was amazing, the second was really rough. I'm concerned with the consistency.
 
Alan
Alan,
Absolutely fantastic bourbon. By far one of my favorites! Extremely smooth, very satisfying.
 
Boone
Boone,
Nice smokey flavor!
 
Rich
Rich,
Not only does it taste great, it smells great. More aromatic than any other bourbon I’ve had before.
 
John
John,
Very smooth with a fine flavor
 
Marlon
Marlon,
Yet another nicety and superb craftsmanship from the Stitzel-Weller Distillery.
 
Marilyn
Marilyn,
The bottle is sculpture, and the key lets you in. I love it! It does have bite, but it's very rich and has a hint of sweetness. A dropper of distilled water and it opens. I will order again.
 
Michael
Michael,
Not as smooth as I was led to believe, but pleasant. Definitely needs to breathe a little, but pour some in a glass for a few minutes and it really opens up.
 
Steven
Steven,
Loved it; smooth to the nose, pallet, tongue and tummy.
 
John
John,
pleasant aroma's when sniffed, legs on the glass when swirled, deep red color show the age and quality. goes down smooth, nice full flavor which lasts even when ice melts, and has a long finish that is spicy and cinnamon like.
 
Elliot
Elliot,
Great bodied bourbon. Doesn't disappoint and lives up to the Stitzel name.
 
Rick
Rick,
A little harsh.
 
ronald
ronald,
Loved it, Solid Bourdon flavor
 
Luke
Luke,
Full flavor. Love the first taste of fruit. Great caramel aftertaste.
 
Lane
Lane,
Not as smooth as other reviewers lead on. Wonderful taste and mixes well.
 
Emmet
Emmet,
This is a solid bourbon at this price Nice layers of rich flavors You can taste a reasonable amount of age. Worth adding to any serious bourbon collection.
 
Gale
Gale,
Not what I expected. Smooth but not very bold. I guess it's priced in line with some others I'd put in this category. Just not for me.
 
Leonard
Leonard,
I loved it. Very smooth. On my list of favorites.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Fantastic bourbon! Definitely not disappointed. Worth every penny!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
VERY smooth. Excellent description of flavor. Good for a nice night in.
 
Brian
Brian,
How Profoundly Disappointing! Especially at it's higher price point. I Really WANTED to like this, but I've tasted far more flavorful, full bodied and carefully crafted bourbons for one third the price! It tastes like mega conglomerate Diagio, Trying to Live Off the Legend of Stitzel-Weller, thought they might be able to pull a fast one. The Nose does create a very anticipatory feeling with a well oaked, fruit, cinnamon and spiced aroma that usually introduces the older and well crafted bourbons from S-W, but unfortunately that's where it ends. The mouthfeel is thin and the palate begins weak remaining such all the way through. Suprisingly light bodied...and not in a good way. There is some Vanilla and Carmel sweetness at the start followed with pepper, cinnamon spice and tartness beneath, but the flavors never really develop into much and just fall flat into a disappointingly, light and short finish. It's not terrible, but I had expected so much more character and robust flavors from all the hype. It's might be acceptable for an old fashioned or maybe a mint julep if I weren't concerned it would be overwhelmed in those cocktails. How truly sad.
 
Troy
Troy,
Nice and smooth
 
Eric
Eric,
Excellent taste and very smooth. Will definitely be getting more!
 
William
William,
If you don't like Blade and Bow, you probably don't like puppy dogs or Jesus either. Very smooth. Quite tasty. Buy some. You won't be disappointed.
 
Erik
Erik,
I received my first bottle as a gift and fell in love. Seeing it available again on Flaviar just made my day.
 
guest
guest,
Exceptionally smooth
 
Samuel
Samuel,
Just meh. Particularly bad finish. Look elsewhere
 
Rob
Rob,
Very pleasant nose. Pretty spicy. Nice little punch.
 
Tom
Tom,
I enjoyed this one neat. It's pretty smooth. Taste ran a little flat for me, but the aroma is nice.
 
Corey
Corey,
Blade and Bow was amazing. Lots of caramel and vanilla notes and a clean finish. The only bad part was that I had to wait a little more than a month to get it once my order was placed. I would buy it again however if I didn't have to wait so long to get it.
 
Charles
Charles,
Smooth
 
Finley
Finley,
Right from the first sip, I knew I had to get more of this. ( More bottles that is) I believe this is better than the Weller 12 yr. I feel it's alot better but I know everyone's taste buds are different. I prefer scotch over bourbon, but this is one I could drink regularly. I like the wheated Bourbons as they are slightly sweeter. ( Makers Mark and Weller and of course Pappy) I'm not very good at putting flavor profiles together, but this has a sweet almost bananna like aroma. I would say to anyone that loves bourbon or scotch, you must have a bottle of this in your collection. Get it now, because just like Weller (and of course Pappy) once the secret is out, this will be impossible to get as well!!!!
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Nice spicy caramel on the finish. Instantly a favorite.
 
troy
troy,
This bourbon has good flavor, and complexity. I like the collector side of it also! I went out and attained all 5 key bottles! It is so yummy though I might end up sipping them all!
 
guest
guest,
Love this bourbon! The 22yo is even better!
 
Will
Will,
Love it a great Bourbon!!!
 
guest
guest,
I love Blade and Bow I just can't buy it here in Phoenix, AZ.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
It is different but I like it It makes a good sipper for me and I like that. I will buy more if available Woody Neese
 
Shawn
Shawn,
Excellent all around!
 
Jeff
Jeff,
It was good, but the key does nothing.
 
Brian
Brian,
Strong, but smooth
 
Clinton
Clinton,
Very good tasting but it lacks that 'bite' that would be the wow facto
 
Mr
Mr,
Comparable to Blantons, clean finish
 
guest
guest,
One of the best in a while. Very smooth with an authentic flavor .
 
Nik
Nik,
Great bourbon. Love the rich flavor and subtle fruit notes.
 
Jay
Jay,
Great smooth
 
Eric
Eric,
Very balanced, nice even fire on the finish
 
Merrick
Merrick,
Great stuff! Good neat or on ice
 
Billy
Billy,
Smooth. Great sipping bourbon
 
Eric
Eric,
Hot and nice flavor
 
Luke
Luke,
Very smooth.
 
Eric
Eric,
A smooth whiskey with a hint of malty sweetness. Absolutely delicious.
 
John
John,
Am a Rum drinker by preference. Never cared much for bourbons. Ordered this based on the reviews and to have something to share with my friends that are. WOW is all I can say, this will be a staple in my home until they run out!
 
Mr.
Mr.,
My favorite bourbon... other than Van Winkle 12 yr Special Reserve. But it feels good to find a great bourbon without a big price tag that is well worth the money! Bought two bottles on a trip to Louisville, wish I would have bought a years supply. It will be a sad day when Flaviar doesn't carry this bourbon.
 
Jackson
Jackson,
Smooth and sweet, not much complexity. I don't buy into the marketing hype
 
Chad
Chad,
Delightfully strong upfront with subtle tones of Carmel and vanilla and a smooth finish very happy with it!
 
Eric
Eric,
The stuff of legend.
 
Julius
Julius,
Really premium. Amazing for the price point as well. How bourbon was mean to be made.
 
Jason
Jason,
So smooth and light with great flavor. One of my favorite bourbons!
 
guest
guest,
Really enjoy it. I live in Louisville, KY and brought a bottle of Blade and Bow with me on vacation. It''s very nice, opens up nicely with a splash of water. Good price, too, as shelf price in Louisville is about $55, although Total Wines & Spirits has it for a few $$$ less. Many local people have relatives who worked at Stitzel Weller. I'm going to pick up several more bottles as soon as I get home. Get it while you can!
 
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