This Bourbon takes its name from the year that Kentucky became the fifteenth state of the USA. The stills are based in Bardstown, the heart of Bourbon Country and are made in small batches with a strong Rye character aged for no leass than 8 years. Rich with a spicy character from the rye it is complex and full-bodied, but not too sweet.
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, 2010 edition 92.5 Rating
"Big, weighty - rye with attitude.. In a heard of 30 random bourbons, this one would stand out by nose alone. The taste is puckering and mouthwatering, the rye go ballistic, especially on the spice front. With salivation levels on full blast, it is sometimes hard to pick out the more delicate custard cream and apple nuances. The oak finish kicks in at the death with a shot of liquorice and coffee. But the rye refuses to be downbeaten. A shade heavier than when I first tasted this one with the oak showing a burlier attitude. However, the unique rye fizz ensures a delightful and by no means understated degree of charm. Fabulously different and wholly adorable"