SBC #41 - Starlight Bourbon “Superstar”

Breaking Bourbon Award Winning Single Barrel Club picks are selected by Breaking Bourbon, and whenever possible with the help of Patreon supporters. The bottles are made available to Patreon supporters first by pledge tier. If any bottles remain after all supporters have had an opportunity to purchase, they are made available to the public on a first come, first served basis. Each barrel is sponsored by a retailer partner, who sells the bottles directly to end purchasers.

Retailer Partner: De Wine Spot

Name: Starlight Bourbon

Company: Starlight Distillery

Distillery: Starlight Distillery

Age: 4 Years 6 Months

Proof: 114.8

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Yield: 192 Bottles

Release Date: April 2021

Single Barrel Club Rollout Schedule (With Del Bac Single Malt)

$25 - Monday 04/05/2021 @ 2PM ET

$14 - Wednesday 04/07/2021 @ 2PM ET

$7 - Friday 04/09/2021 @ 2PM ET

$3, $2, $1 - Monday 04/12/2021 @ 2PM ET


Pick #41 comes from the Starlight Distillery in partnership with De Wine Spot. De Wine Spot is located in Brooklyn, NY, and is one of our premier retailers we’ve partnered with for many picks before.

Starlight Distillery is located at Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards in Starlight, Indiana. Initially their plan was to be a brand distillery with the idea forming in the mid 90’s. As the story goes, they were inspired by their ancestors who once distilled fine brandies in this area in the early 1800’s. On December 7th 2004, they released their first brandy.

Starlight has since transitioned into whiskey, which is distilled in Huber’s 80 gallon copper pot still from Germany and then transferred to 53 gallon charred, American White Oak barrels. While their whiskeys tend to be on the younger side, don’t let age fool you. This is some of the best single barrel sub-5 year old whiskey we’ve tasted.

Their bourbon is hard to dislike, containing a large mix of spice, fruitiness, and earthy notes. You couldn’t ask for a better superstar combination of scents and flavors. That superstar theme carries over to the sticker for this bottle. Inspired by it’s standout features and its ability to jump out at you, we couldn’t help but recall Molly Shannon’s character Mary Katherine Gallagher from Saturday Night Live for the sticker concept. Enjoy!

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Smoky | Campfire | Baking spice | Toasted marshmallow | Stewed apples | Delightful & approachable

Palate: Stewed apples | Baking spice | Summer fruit | Apricot | Caramel | Nicely developed

Finish: Dry | Nutty | Walnuts | Baked apples | Light leather | Lingering oak note

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Written By: BB Team

April 4, 2021
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