Fortuna Kentucky Straight Bourbon: Timeless Whiskey Revived

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A Spirited Resurrection: Fortuna Kentucky Straight Bourbon Makes a Comeback

Picture this: a bourbon that takes you on a whimsical ride back in time to the 1800s, a mystical potion bottled with care by a German immigrant in the land of freedom. This isn’t just a fairy tale, my friends! Introducing the Fortuna Kentucky Straight Bourbon, a delightful resurrection of a timeless classic, with none other than the Heaven Hill family playing the part of the reviver. What a plot twist!

The Aromatic Adventure Begins: A Whiff of Rye and a Hint of Orchard!

Our noses are in for a treat as we’re greeted with an aromatic bouquet that’s more than simply pleasant – it’s downright captivating. Imagine a charming ol’ chap dressed in aromas of candied apple and that ever-so-familiar Green Apple Jolly Rancher, mingling with the matured scents of rye spice, seasoned oak, and yes, even a touch of zesty lemon. Charming, isn’t it?

Dance Party on Your Palate: Caramel Twirls with Orange Zest!

Prepare your taste buds for a fondue party, where the caramel and orange are in full swing, and milk chocolate drops by to add a touch of sweet sophistication. The rye spice brings that extra “oomph” to the gathering while the milky mouthfeel reminds you to savor the moment, as it guides the flavors to waltz across your tongue. It’s an intricate choreography of taste, dear sipper!

The Grand Finale: Rye Spice Encore with Oaky Cigars!

Marvel as the fiesta of flavors crescendos into a finale that leaves a lasting impression. The rye spice jumps back on stage for an encore, bringing along its friends – the bold and spicy oak characters followed by the smooth whispers of tobacco leaves. The faint ghost of ethanol makes a brief cameo, but the aftertaste is all about that rye. Applause, please!

Rare Character Whiskey Co.: The Revivalist Maestros

Rare Character Whiskey Co., known for their creative single barrel releases that allow patrons to blend their own artistic flair into the labeling, have taken on a noble quest. They’ve breathed new life into Fortuna, and boy, did they pull it off with panache! Sporting traditional straightforward labeling, this bourbon is sourced with the same care as Rare Character’s single barrels. With over 6 years of aging, it eloquently narrates tales of timeless appeal.

Heaven Hill Family: The Guardian Angels

Let’s raise a glass to the guardian angels of this revival, the Heaven Hill family. With their fabled whiskey wisdom, they proved to be the perfect guardians for this resurrected whiskey brand. Their own Andy Shapira joined hands with Rare Character Whiskey Co.’s own magicians, Pablo Moix and Peter Nevenglosky, forming a trio that would do any ensemble proud. They ensured that every sip of Fortuna would be a curtain call of tasteful nostalgia.

A Sip of History: The Fortuna Kentucky Straight Bourbon Legacy

Let me take you back, way back, to the origins of Fortuna. Founded by the hardy Phil Hollenbach, a German immigrant, the bourbon quickly became known as “A Taste of Good Fortune.” Well, until the ’60s rolled around and the tides of fortune ebbed. Fear not! The intrepid squad at Rare Character Whiskey Co. vowed to bring back the sip of the past, and with a swish of their distilling wand – voila! The 2022 Fortuna breathes once more.

The Tasting Experience: Rye Spice Flavor Profile Front and Center

And how does it fare on the ol’ palate, you might ask? Fortuna is the straight shooter of the bourbon world, devoid of needless frippery, sporting a heaping of apple on the nose, and a rye spice flavor profile that doesn’t shy away. It’s an old-style character, one might say, reminiscent of a “modern day dusty” – if that even makes sense!

A Price for the Potion: Olde Tyme Trip Not So Cheap

The price might be a tad heartier than one would fancy, but remember, dear reader, we’re embarking on an olde tyme trip down memory lane. That in itself is worth the extra shilling, wouldn’t you agree? It’s not just a bottle; it’s a time machine of taste, a journey for the senses, and an experience of epicurean exuberance.

And there you have it, a whiskey not merely uncorked, but truly resurrected. If the prospect tickles your fancy and sets your curiosity ablaze, then why not seek out the Fortuna Kentucky Straight Bourbon and experience the echo of a bygone era coursing through the veins of modernity. Just remember, sip responsibly, folks. After all, you wouldn’t want to time travel under the influence – who knows where you might end up!

Nose: Candied Apple, Rye Spice, Seasoned Oak
Palate: Caramel, Orange, Baking Spice
Finish: Spicy Oak, Tobacco, Rye Spice Aftertaste

You can find your very own bottle of Fortuna Kentucky Straight Bourbon at select purveyors of fine spirits or perhaps at the end of a rainbow – Whichever you stumble upon first!

Fortuna Kentucky Straight Bourbon: Timeless Whiskey Revived
Bottle Info

Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Rare Character Whiskey Co.

Distillery: Sourced from an undisclosed Kentucky distillery(ies)

Release Date: October 2022

Proof: 102

Age: 6 Years

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Color: Copper

MSRP: $85 (2022)

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  1. I absolutely loved this article about the Fortuna Kentucky Straight Bourbon – it’s fascinating to learn about the revival of this timeless whiskey and the history behind the distillery. The rich history and tradition of whiskey in Kentucky is truly fascinating, especially with the revival of Fortuna.

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Written by Emma Jones

Emma Jones has been writing about the spirits industry for the past five years. She has a degree in journalism and has written for several publications. Emma is passionate about the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon, and loves to share her knowledge with her readers. She is an active member of the Bourbon Women Association and the Kentucky Distillers Association. Emma is also a frequent speaker at whiskey and bourbon events, and has been featured in several publications and podcasts. She is dedicated to educating her readers on the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon, and is always looking for new ways to share her knowledge.

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