Bardstown Bourbon Co. Fusion Series #1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 49.45%

Price: $60 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

This is Bardstown Bourbon's first release using its own whiskey—60% 2 year old bourbon, along with 40% 11 year old from another Kentucky distillery. The nose is herbal, with a rush of peppermint, along with caramel-swirl ice cream, peanuts in the shell, and root beer. In the mouth, it's dense with cooked dark fruit, cola, chocolate, nuts, and well-integrated spice (nutmeg, white pepper, allspice). More dark fruit, spice, dark chocolate, espresso, and oak on the lush finish.