Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: Kooper Family Whiskey Co.
Distillery: Undisclosed distillery(ies) in Kentucky
Release Date: Fall 2020
Age: NAS (Website states 4 years)
Mashbill: 78% Corn, 12% Malted Barley, 10% Rye
MSRP: $40 (2020)
Cinnamon bun | Vanilla frosting | Dark brown sugar | Light citrus | Rich oak | Deliciously rich
Honey | Coffee cake | Baking spice | Sweet oak | Gentle but impactful
Leather | Burnt toffee | Slight dryness | Long oak aftertaste
We enjoyed both Kooper’s Family Rye and Sweetheart at the Rodeo from this Texas distillery. Despite their whiskey’s sourced origins, Kooper’s blending and aging in Texas has produced some noteworthy whiskeys so far. The Prodigal Son is the company’s first limited release, consisting of just five barrels and only available at their distillery. Despite its very limited availability, The Prodigal Son with its rich flavors at just four years old and 86 proof, is another example of the impressive showing by this young distillery.