King of Kentucky (2020 Release)


Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Brown-Forman

Distillery: The Brown-Forman Distillery

Release Date: September 2020 (Annual release)

Proof: 130.6 (Cask Strength - Single Barrel - Proofs range from 125-135)

Age: 14 Years

Mashbill: 79% Corn, 11% Rye, 10% Malted Barley

Color: Mahogany

MSRP: $250 (2020)

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Aged oak | Cigar box | Leather | Honey | Dark cherries


Big aged oak | Rye spice | Tobacco | Chocolate | Caramel | Vanilla | Musty | Robust & warming


Aged oak | Dr. Pepper sweet note | Light cinnamon | Dry | Lingering


King of Kentucky is back with its third annual edition, comprising approximately 1,900 bottles originating from 32 barrels with an average yield of only 26%. While all barrels were distilled on June 27, 2006, bottles will offer slightly different flavor profiles depending on the barrel and proof as this is a single barrel bourbon. This year’s edition is no different than the 2019 or 2018 editions, featuring oak but still providing an incredibly complex, bold, full-flavored sip. It’s easily on my short-list of possible candidates for favorite whiskeys of the year again this year.

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: Nick Beiter

September 21, 2020
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