Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: Louisville Bourbon Transit Company
Distillery: Sourced (Distilled in Tennessee)
Age: 8 Years
Mashbill: 84% Corn, 8% Rye and 8% Malted Barley
Louisville Bourbon Transit Company was founded by long time friends Scott Ritcher, Carla Jacob and Joel Jacob. As a non-distiller producer (NDP) they sourced four barrels of bourbon from a distillery in Tennessee with the idea that the bourbon “could stand alongside some of [their] favorites.” If you’re a fan of a certain distillery in Tennessee, Bedtime Bourbon will right be up your alley.
The nose brings with it fruity and sweet aromas of butterscotch, caramel, leather and bourbon-soaked cherries. It’s pleasant and inviting and overall a straightforward affair. The plate follows with additional sweetness that’s balanced by notes of nutmeg, oak, and a touch of citrus. It finishes with a short burst of hot cinnamon and dried oak.
This bourbon has enjoyable flavor notes and all around good bones. That’s not surprising when you theorize where this bourbon probably came from. With the first batch consisting of 840 bottles and only available in Kentucky, not many will have the opportunity to try it in this current state. Like all NDPs, continually sourcing good barrels is where the true test lies. For their first batch, it’s a crowd pleaser both in taste and bottle/label design. I bet there are many bourbon drinkers out there that have talked about starting their own bourbon brand while throwing back a few with their friends. These friends actually made it happen.
The sample used for this review was provided at no cost courtesy of Louisville Bourbon Transit Company. We thank them for the sample and for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.