The Blade and Bow story began with the founding of the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery in 1935, a Louisville icon and home to the fathers of bourbon. A homage to the distillery, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey uses a unique Solera System aging process to preserve some of the distillery’s oldest whiskey stocks, including some of the last bourbon produced there before it closed in 1992. The solera liquid is mingled with other fine whiskies aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller. Aged in new charred American white oak barrels.
Blade & Bow (91 proof)
Visual: Orange- gold.
Nose: Luscious oak, green apple, pear, and a touch of spanked mint.
Taste: Rather light and feminine, but with a lovely depth of character. Initially a bit fiery, this leads into a toffee character and with more typical corn notes. Several baking spices add interest, the most prominent being cinnamon and white pepper.
Finish: Medium long with everything fading at the same pace. A hint of honeyed apple bids a fond adieu at the end.
Overall: Easy to drink neat, with a bit of branch water or used in bourbon based cocktails. This is an all around winner.
GSN Rating: A
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