Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series: Indulge in a Flavor Quest

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Ah, bourbon – that golden nectar, the pride of Kentucky, and the spirit that warms the soul like a hug from an old friend. Now, let’s talk about a bourbon that’s taking this classic American tipple to a new level of fantastical flavors – the Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series. It’s like the Avengers of bourbon, a supergroup where each member brings its own special power to the mix.

Prepare Your Senses for a Carnival

With a whiff of the Fusion Series, expect a veritable Mardi Gras for your nose – a jubilant parade led by the grand marshal, Vanilla, followed by Cognac throwing beaded necklaces of sweet, charred aromas. Barrel char gives that smoky wink, while Dark Oak stands tall, sturdy, and sophisticated. And let’s not forget the float of Clementines, tossing vibrant, citrusy confetti into the air. This is no bashful bourbon – it’s potent & expressive, ready to revel in your senses.

A Palate Pleaser Like No Other

Say “hello” to a palate that’s as intriguing as a magician’s trick – one minute you’re tasting the nutty sir Almond, and the next, you’re enveloped in the rich embrace of Caramel. But wait, there’s more! The seasoned oak offers a nod to tradition, followed by a mysterious Lightly Herbal twist that’ll have you scratching your head in delight. And who could ignore Malt participating in this jamboree, adding an earthy foundation to the soiree on your tongue?

The Enigmatic Encore: Finish

Just when you think the show’s over, the finish comes in with a flourish, a final bow that leaves you clapping for more. Here comes Toffee, with its sticky sweet charm, while Cedar whispers tales of forests and firewood. The encore continues with Almond returning for a second act, backed by a chorus of Mild Tannins, providing a structured, yet soft number. And how about that Hot & Long finale, a piquant surprise that ensures this tasting memory lingers like the last guest at an unforgettable party.

Bardstown Bourbon Company: A Symphony of Mashbill Diversity

Before we dive into the specifics of Fusion Series #7, let’s give a round of applause for the Bardstown Bourbon Company, where transparency isn’t just a buzzword; it’s the title track of their brand’s album. They aren’t just open about their blended bouquets of mashbills; they’re proud of the complex harmony they achieve.

Imagine a quintet where each musician plays a variation of the same song, different yet disciplined. Mashing up three of their unique 3-year-old bourbons, each distinct in mashbill, with two majestic 12-year-old Kentucky-sourced bourbons, you get a complexity that’s as layered as a fine opera.

This isn’t just a blending; it’s an alchemical transformation, a leap of faith that lands smoothly on the palate. Blending one or two bourbons? Child’s play. Five, each with its distinct personality? Now, that’s an epic quest worthy of a tale around the campfire.

A Taste Narrative Worthy of Bardstown’s Legacy

The resulting elixir, Fusion Series #7, takes your taste buds on an odyssey through seasons and sensations. It starts at the palette of an artist with bold strokes of vanilla and continues through a forest of barrel char with a touch of sophisticated Cognac. But beyond these notes, its tasting notes are as elusive as the plot twists in a good mystery novel.

The palate doesn’t whisper its secrets easily; it makes you lean in to listen to an algorithm of flavors from almonds, herbs, and malts that you didn’t even realize were in bourbon’s vocabulary. It’s a story where each sip reveals a new character that you can’t wait to learn more about.

And the finish is the final chapter that leaves the door open for a sequel, with toffee and cedar tying up loose ends, and almonds punctuating the end of the journey. It’s a story with some rough edges – not every character is polished and perfect – but that makes it all the more compelling.

Just like any good story, the more you return to it, the more you uncover. It’s a bourbon that grows on you, its intricate plot revealing new secrets every time you revisit it.

In the Glass: A Bourgeois Blend of Bourbon Brilliance

Let’s not kid ourselves, this magician’s potion can come across a bit fiery, a little rebellious. But for those who revel in a smidgen of mischief, that blended bourbon heat is more of an adventure than an impediment.

So, it might be more complex than a Rubik’s Cube at first glance, but spend a little time with it, and you’ll find the logic in its lunacy – everything clicks into place like the grand finale of a fireworks display. Full-bodied and free-spirited, Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series invites you to a banquet of taste, a celebration that’s more festival than mere drink.

Remember, just like beauty, a good bourbon is often in the eye (or should we say palate) of the beholder. So gather ’round, whiskey lovers, for an imbibe-able tapestry of taste that weaves a story in your glass. Cheers to curiosity, creativity, and a little Bardstown magic in every sip!

Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series: Indulge in a Flavor Quest
Bottle Info

Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Bardstown Bourbon Company

Distillery: Bardstown Bourbon Company and an Undisclosed KY Distillery(ies)

Release Date: February 2022

Proof: 98.1

Age: Blend of three 3 year and two 12 year old straight bourbons

54% Bardstown Bourbon Co.: 74% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley;
10% Bardstown Bourbon Co.: 60% Corn, 40% Rye;
6% Bardstown Bourbon Co.: 60% Corn, 26% Rye, 10% Wheat, 4% Malted Barley;
20% Kentucky Bourbon: 78% Corn, 10% Rye, 12% Malted Barley;
10% Kentucky Bourbon: 75% Corn, 13% Rye, 12% Malted Barley

Color: Dark Bronze  

MSRP: $65 (2022)

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  1. I absolutely loved this article on the Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series and their Flavor Quest. As a bourbon enthusiast, I am always on the hunt for the perfect whiskey and this series seems like the ultimate adventure in flavor exploration.

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Daniel Davis has been writing about spirits for over 10 years. He is a frequent speaker at whiskey festivals and events around the country and has been a judge at several international spirit competitions. He is passionate about educating people about the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon and loves to share his knowledge with others.

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