As part of their Collaborative Series, Bardstown Bourbon Company will release three new Bourbons, two aged in brandy barrels from Copper & Kings American Brandy Company and one finished in beer barrels from Goodwood Brewing Company.
The three new products will be available in select markets from October 1, 2019.
Bardstown Bourbon Company and Copper & Kings have previously worked together on two releases in 2018, comprising a Muscat Mistelle barrel finished Bourbon and American brandy barrel finished Bourbon. The latest collaboration between the two includes an American apple brandy finished 11-year-old Indiana Bourbon, which sat in the barrels for 20 months.
“Apple brandy barrel aging creates a perfect pairing of fruit and vanilla,” says Bardstown Bourbon Company master distiller, Steve Nally. “You really get this indulgent array of apple, caramel and baking spice in a rich, lightly dry, crisply complex pour.”
The two collaborating companies are also unveiling a limited release 10-year-old Bourbon, first finished for 18 months in Copper & Kings Muscat Mistelle barrels, then re-barrelled in freshly charred American oak casks for 19 months. This one-of-a-kind release will only be available at the Bardstown Bourbon Company onsite gift shop.
“This is ridiculous spirit,” says Copper & Kings founder, Joe Heron.” It is no hyperbole to call this a luxury Bourbon. It fits the description like a hand in a very expensive calfskin leather glove. It’s very rich, very complex, with huge depth and totally unique. A bourbon like no other, again, without hyperbole. It is, simply put, exceptional.”
In addition to the two Copper & Kings releases, Bardstown Bourbon Company are working with Louisville’s Goodwood Brewing Company to create a limited, regional release. The 11-year-old Bourbon has been finished in Goodwood Brewing Brandy Barrel Honey Ale casks for 18 months.
“Goodwood’s award-winning portfolio of cask finished beers have a loyal following,” says Goodwood CEO, Ted Mitzlaff. “We enjoy collaborations with other Kentucky breweries and distilleries and were honored when Bardstown Bourbon Company proposed this collaboration given their tremendous reputation in the industry.”
Bardstown Bourbon Company and Goodwood Brewing Company will resume their collaboration in early 2020, when a bourbon finished in Walnut Brown Ale casks is released.