Company: Bardstown Bourbon Company
Distillery: Sourced (From an undisclosed distillery[ies] in Indiana, Kentucky, Ontario, and Tennessee)
Release Date: Winter 2022
Age: Blend of 7, 12, and 17 Year Whiskeys
Mashbill: 31% 12 Year Kentucky Bourbon: 75% Corn, 13% Rye, 12% Malted Barley; 25% 12 Year Kentucky Bourbon: 78% Corn, 10% Rye, 12% Malted Barley; 21% 12 Year Ontario Whiskey: 100% Corn; 15% 7 Year Indiana Rye: 45% Corn, 51% Rye, 4% Malted Barley; 8% 17 Year Tennessee Whiskey: 84% Corn, 8% Rye, 8% Malted Barley
MSRP: $140 (2022)
Creamed corn | Vanilla Charleston Chew | Ruby red grapefruit | Light oak | Intriguing & inviting
Rye spice | Aged oak | Baking spice | Peppercorn spice | Cornbread | Light leather | Balanced mouthfeel | The age of the whiskeys pulls through
Bold rye spice | Light brown sugar | Touch of caramel | Light oak | Warming heat | Pleasant ending
The Bardstown Bourbon Company Discovery Series is the company’s premier whiskey line, which showcases their blending prowess. The company has always been transparent in the whiskeys used in their blends, and Discovery Series #7 is no exception, showcasing a complex blend of whiskeys from multiple distilleries. Discovery Series #7 marks the first time that the blend includes a whiskey sourced from outside of the United States.
The last time we visited the Discovery Series was when we reviewed Series #2. Since then, the company continues to innovate with their blending. A complex blend of whiskey, rye, and bourbon, Discovery Series #7 finds a way to blend all of the whiskeys together nicely without having any one overpower the others. While corn is a large percentage of the overall mashbill, it never dominates, instead helping to contribute to a nice base and mouthfeel. It’s a nicely blended bourbon and one worth your time if you’ve been meaning to check out what the fuss surrounding Bardstown Bourbon Company has been about these past few years.
Editor's Note: When this review was originally published, the age for the Indiana rye portion was stated as 17 years. The review was updated on 3/30/2022, to reflect the proper 7 year age for that portion of the mashbill.