Bardstown Bourbon “Fusion”
Bardstown Bourbon “Fusion” whiskey is transparent in disclosing the blend of mashbills for their bourbons, which is appreciated. With so much of the blend being 12 year old bourbon, I expected a more complex sip. Instead, I was greeted with a light and subtly sweet flavor profile that is heavily influenced by the younger Bardstown distillate. While it doesn’t have an overly youthful flavor profile, the sip certainly left me longing for a lot more, especially for an almost 100 proof bourbon.
Bardstown Bourbon “Fusion” whiskey is a proverbial new kid on the block within the bourbon world. They’ve come out swinging with a distillery and many recognizable names hired on in key positions. For the first time the distillery is releasing some of their own two-year old distillate in a blend. That is comprised of 60% of their bourbon blended with 40% eleven-year-old KY straight bourbon whiskey and bottled at 98.9 Proof.
Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series First Release is the result of a collaboration of the company’s expert distilling, beverage and culinary teams. Working together to develop an exceptionally smooth, yet complex pour. The process to produce Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1 is as unique as the product itself. Company’s expert team blind tasted more than 50 blends to arrive at a final product with an exceptional nose, a rich palate, and a balanced, lasting finish. The synthesis between young and aged bourbon creates a one-of-a-kind blend.
Fusion Series #1 is a blend of 60% of Bardstown Bourbon Company’s two-year-old wheated . High-rye Kentucky bourbons along with 40% of 11 year 7 month bourbon from Kentucky to create a smooth, complex pour.