Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Awards & Acclaims
2018 Class Bartender Awards: Gold Medal
2016 Whiskies of the World Awards: Gold Medal
2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge: Excellent, Highly Recommended
2014 Whiskies of the World Awards: Gold Medal
2014, 2012, 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Gold Medal
2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Double Gold Medal
2012 International Spirits Challenge: Best in Class, Gold Medal
2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge: Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
2009 Whisky Magazine: Whisky Innovator of the Year
2009 SIP Awards: Platinum Medal
2009 New York Spirits Awards: Best of Class, Whiskies
2005, 2001, 2000 World Spirits Competition: Double Gold Medal
2003 International Spirits Challenge: Gold Medal
2001 International Wine & Spirits Competition: Gold Medal
1999 International Spirits Challenge: Best in Class, Bourbon
Appearance: Clean, brilliant honey amber.
Nose: Heavy with rich dried fruit, hints of mint and oranges covered with a dusting of cocoa. Faint vanilla and tobacco spice.
Taste: Rich, chewy, rounded and smooth, with complex citrus, cinnamon and cocoa.
Toffee, caramel, chocolate and spice notes abound.
Finish: Silky smooth, almost creamy at first with a long, warm satisfying tail.
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