Country: USA
Region: Kentucky
Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Bardstown Bourbon Company
ABV: 49.45%
Score: 90 points

Bardstown Bourbon Company Fusion Series #2. Photo ©2020, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.This Bourbon blends 60% of Bardstown Bourbon Company’s own young whiskey from two recipes – one with wheat and one with rye – along with 40% 12-year-old sourced Kentucky Bourbon. The nose is full of red apples, honey, a touch of chocolate, muted spices, and a hint of oak. The taste is spicy with black pepper and cinnamon, along with a hint of caramel cola in the background. The spices last and last while honey, vanilla, and a touch of cherries fill in the background. Adding water opens up fruity notes of red apples and peaches. The finish is long and dry with lingering spices and a hint of fruit. (April, 2020)