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Bardstown Bourbon Co. The Prisoner Wine-Barrel Finished Bourbon, 50%

Price: $125 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: David Fleming

Part of Bardstown Bourbon Co.'s Collaboration Series, distilled in Tennessee and aged 9 years, then finished 18 months in French oak barrels that previously held The Prisoner wine. The nose offers raspberry, grape hard candy, bubble gum, and dried orange slices. A palate of chocolate fudge, coconut, cinnamon, and baking spice leads to a finish that's rich and smooth, with more chocolate and lively fruit. Balanced and with excellent depth; a unified, harmonious whiskey. (10,000 bottles)