Country: USA
Region: Kentucky
Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Campari America
ABV: 50%
Score: 90 points

Bond & Lillard Bourbon. Image courtesy Campari America. This is one of the two initial releases in Campari America’s Whiskey Barons Collection of whiskies created to revive historic pre-Prohibition Bourbons. While the whiskey was distilled and bottled at Campari’s Wild Turkey Distillery, this seven-year-0ld Bourbon was charcoal-filtered using a process similar to Tennessee Whiskey’s “Lincoln County Process.”

The nose has notes of dark chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, and hints of vanilla and oak. The taste is thick, viscous, and spicy with black pepper, cinnamon, brown sugar, a hint of maple, caramel, and dark chocolate notes. The finish is long and dry with a good balance of subtle spices, caramel, and oak. (March, 2017)