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: Seelbach’s
Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: Lucky Seven Spirits
Distillery: Sourced (From unknown distillery[ies] in Kentucky)
Age: 14 Years
Release Date: March 2022
Single Barrel Club Rollout Schedule
$25 - Tuesday 3/22/22 @ 2PM ET
$14 - Wednesday 3/23/22 @ 2PM ET
$7 - Thursday 3/24/22 @ 2PM ET
$3, $2, $1 - Friday 3/25/22 @ 2PM ET
For this pick, we partnered with Seelbach’s, which was founded by Blake Riber, also the creator of Bourbonr and the Bourbonr Facebook group. An online-only retailer with a twist, we interviewed Riber to discuss how he’s running his shop differently than everyone else. “Unlocking Craft Spirits” he calls it - seeking out up-and-coming craft distilleries and learning about their process and tasting through their products to find hidden gems.
Lucky Seven has been flying under the radar for most, but those in the know have been reaping all of the spoils. The movie-themed brand has been releasing a number of great whiskeys, all ranging in age, but it's their high aged bourbons that truly shine the most. Their previous The Proprietor releases were 6 year old and 12 year old Kentucky bourbons, and in late 2021 they upped it with a 14 year old release.
In fact, we gave their latest 14 year “The Proprietor” release a rare 4.5 barrel rating on Breaking Bourbon. That’s why we jumped at the chance to select one of their 14 year old bourbon single barrels for our Single Barrel Club. What makes this bourbon so special is its excellent balance of the classic bourbon flavor profile. It features dark and rich flavors of vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, and raisin, backed with rich sweet oak that perfectly showcases its impressive age. Complex and layered, the bourbon reminds you how great aged bourbon can be when it’s done right.
For our club’s bottle sticker, we rolled with the theme of the proprietor, unfortunately it looks like this gentleman might have taken one too many chances. Facing a downturn in business, he resorted to gambling to cover his debts, but his luck never changed and neither did his fate. “The Unluckiest Proprietor” is a tribute to the search and ultimately the gamble whiskey drinkers put into finding the perfect bourbon. SBC Release #54 is a well-balanced classic bourbon that, thanks to its 132.7 proof, surprises you when you least expect it.
Nose: Raspberry infused dark chocolate | Dark fruits | Ages oak | Leather | Bold spice
Palate: Raisin | Aged oak | Brown sugar | Spice | Classic aged bourbon flavors
Finish: Cinnamon spice | Oak | Cigar box | Dry leather | Bold heat
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Please note these bottles will not be sold by Breaking Bourbon, but will be sold by retailers we partner with in order to fulfill the orders and ship the bottles directly to Patreon supporters. Breaking Bourbon will receive no compensation from our partner retailers under these agreements (with the exception of a bottle from each barrel for editorial purposes). If you represent a retailer and ship to consumers and you’re interested in partnering just let us know!