Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co – Town Branch Bourbon (750ml)
Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co – Town Branch Bourbon
Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. is the producer of award-winning beer and spirits and one of the few joint brewing and distilling operations – or “brewstilleries” – in the world. Since its founding in 2000 by Irish entrepreneur Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech, its Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale has grown to become the brewery’s flagship brew, capitalizing on the brewery’s proximity to fresh Kentucky bourbon barrels.
Today, the Kentucky Ale family of brews – Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Kolsch, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout, Kentucky IPA and a unique barrel-aged seasonal series – has collected numerous awards. In 2012, the company became part of the world-renowned Kentucky Bourbon Trail with the opening of its Town Branch Distillery, which crafts Town Branch Bourbon, Town Branch Rye, Pearse Lyons Reserve malt whiskey Bluegrass Sundown bourbon-infused coffee liqueur.
One of bourbon’s most distinctive qualities comes from the limestone water that brought bourbon to popularity in the 1800s. The name, Town Branch, commemorates the body of water that currently runs under Lexington, on which Lexington was founded. The bourbon is aged in new, charred white oak barrels.
TASTING NOTES: Town Branch is infused with a golden amber honey color, which is an inviting introduction to this masterfully crafted bourbon. Pleasant woody and oaky aromas lead into caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and hints of cherry. The lavish and complex flavors are smooth and sweet with a gentle warming leading to a long finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Pairs well with most meats, especially beef. Mushrooms, truffle and anything else with an earthy flavor. Desserts with notes of nuts and caramel.