Bardstown unveils orange curaçao-finished Bourbon

Aug 25, 2020by Owen Bellwood

Kentucky-based Bardstown Bourbon Company has partnered with American distiller Copper & Kings to create a whiskey finished in Destillaré Orange Curaçao barrels.

The new whiskey is made using nine-year-old Tennessee Bourbon finished for 18 months in Destillaré Orange Curaçao barrels from Louisville-based distillery Copper & Kings. Copper & Kings founder and CEO Joe Heron said: “There’s a lot of satisfaction in developing and shaping whiskey into surprising and adventurous profiles. “The collaboration with kindred spirits is what truly polishes the liquid. The infusion of friendship is what brings the magic.” Bardstown Bourbon Company’s Destillaré Orange Curaçao Finish Bourbon is bottled at 50% ABV and carries a recommended retail price of US$124.99 per 750ml bottle. Herb Heneman, Bardstown Bourbon Company's vice president of sales and marketing, said: “A brilliant orange nose takes the lead over a rich blend of baking spice, vanilla and maple. “The bright citrus awakens the palate and leads to a magnificent, long lasting finish with just a touch of sweetness. You see a lot of top shelf Margaritas or Martinis, but never has there been a better base for a top shelf Old Fashioned than this incredible release.” The whiskey is the latest release in the distillery’s Collaborative Series, a line of Bourbons that have been finished in an array of wine, beer and spirits barrels. It is the sixth collaboration with fellow Kentucky distillery Copper & Kings.