Bardstown Bourbon Company The Prisoner


Classification: Straight Bourbon finished in Prisoner French Oak Red Wine Barrels

Company: Bardstown Bourbon Company

Distillery: Sourced (From an undisclosed distillery in Tennessee)

Release Date: January 2019

Proof: 100

Age: 9 Years

Mashbill: 84% Corn, 8% Rye, 8% Malted Barley

Color: Ruby

MSRP: $125 (2020)

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Baking spice | Light strawberry | New oak | Bundt cake | Dark fruits | Notable influence from wine barrels


Dominant dark red fruits | Fruit pie | Light oak | Vanilla


Oak | Leather | Muted red fruits | Lingering dry oak | Slightly tannic


Bourbon finished in wine barrels is always a dicey proposition as the end result is either a love it or hate it product. The Prisoner is no exception. The wine barrel imparts deep red fruits on the sip and influences it in ways that you can only get out of a barrel-finished product. The asking price is pushing its limit, however if you’re a fan of wine finished bourbons, The Prisoner is worth seeking out.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan Moskal

July 6, 2020
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