Bardstown Bourbon Co. West Virginia Great Barrel Co. Straight Rye Whiskey (750 mL) [IWSC 93]

Bardstown Bourbon Co. West Virginia Great Barrel Co. Straight Rye Whiskey
(750 mL) [IWSC 93]

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About the Whiskey:

BLENDED RYE WHISKEY FINISHED IN INFRARED TOASTED CHERRY OAK BARRELS

Our first cooperage collaboration celebrates the forward-thinking West Virginia Great Barrel Company. Our synergy in modern production led to a custom blend aged in cherry wood barrels toasted with infrared technology. This truly unique flavor exemplifies the potential of two brands at the forefront of innovation.

Mash Bill: 6 year old Indiana rye (95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley), 12 Year Old Ontario Whiskey (100% Corn)

Tasting notes:
Almond, cinnamon, potpourri, and baked cherry circle traditional rye notes of mint and herbal tea. A luscious mouthfeel leads to a luxurious balance between lightly tannic oak and rich berry compote. 

110 proof

Awards/Ratings:

93 Points - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2023

"A fresh, fruity nose with tones of pineapple sweets. Mouthcoating and oily on the palate, full of peppery rye notes, alongside an attractive touch of ginger and chill spice. Superb."

"A truly North American blended rye, Bardstown WVGBC shows off what can happen when you get creative with blending. A delicious easy-to-sip whiskey that is very enjoyable. The sip opens with sweet scents that all play off one another incredibly well, and leads into a nicely composed palate with an absolutely fantastic mouthfeel. The flavor profile will be considered an untraditional rye (even if it’s a blended rye) in many people's books, however, the Bardstown Bourbon Company West Virginia Great Barrel Co. release is one to seek out." - Breaking Bourbon

 "One of the best rye’s I’ve ever had...exceeded my wildest expectations and is mature and complex beyond its years. It initially won me over with the dense and layered fruitiness and herbalness that’s so welcoming and interesting. “Chewing” pops the top off so all the flavors come rushing out into a captivating and concentrated mashup of layers of various fruits, herbalness, spice, and just a little earthiness. There’s something about fruity whiskey that connects with me, and Bardstown Bourbon Company West Virginia Great Barrel Company Rye gives me serving after serving of candied cherry and orange, plus lychee." - The Whiskey Shelf

"The cherry barrel-finished rye displays an assertive and complex profile of fruit and baking spice. Confectionery notes of cherry tart and toasted oak are featured heavily on the nose, while the palate is rich and redolent in cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, along with vivacious herbal notes from the MGP rye. It’s a warm, sweet dram laden in festive spice, feeling very much at home in the holiday season. It’s also a world apart from how this spirit likely tasted before entering the finishing barrel." - Paste Magazine