Bardstown Bourbon Launches Orange Curaçao-finished Bourbon

The Bardstown Bourbon Company has rolled out a new expression in teamwork with Copper & Kings American Brandy Company.

The latest addition to Bardstown’s Collaborative Series, this is nine-year-old Tennessee bourbon finished for 18 months in Destillaré Orange Curaçao barrels. 

“A brilliant orange nose takes the lead over a rich blend of baking spice, vanilla and maple,” says Bardstown Bourbon Co. Vice President of Sales & Marketing Herb Heneman. “The bright citrus awakens the palate and leads to a magnificent, long-lasting finish with just a touch of sweetness. You see a lot of ‘top shelf’ margaritas or martinis, but never has there been a better base for a ‘top shelf’ old fashioned than this incredible release.” 

Bardstown Bourbon Company’s Destillaré Orange Curaçao is available in limited quantities across the brand’s 13 markets. 

This is the sixth collaboration with fellow Kentucky distillery Copper & Kings. Prior collaborations with Copper & Kings include bourbons finished in American brandy, Muscat Mistelle, Oloroso Sherry and Apple brandy barrels.

“There’s a lot of satisfaction in developing and shaping whiskey into surprising and adventurous profiles,” says Copper & Kings founder and CEO Joe Heron. “The collaboration with kindred spirits is what truly polishes the liquid. The infusion of friendship is what brings the magic.” 

Past entries in Bardstown’s Collaborative Series include whiskeys projects with The Prisoner Wine Company, the French Armagnac house Château de Laubade and Goodwood Brewing Company.
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