We've noticed this bottle at our favorite Spirits store on our regular stock-up trips. With a handsome, but somewhat simple label, Old Bardstown is a whiskey bottle that is easily overlooked. Our curiosity made us try it out and so we feature it on today's Whiskey Wednesday review.
Old Bardstown Estate Bottled Straight Bourbon Whiskey, $30 at our local shop
No age statement, but we understand that it is in the range of 10 years aged in Oak. This brand is botted by the Willett Distillery.
Color- the pour has a nice, rich brown color, typical of longer-aged Bourbons.
Nose- the scent is pure sweetness, with caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, with a bit of fruity notes of apricot and citrus.
Taste- Old Bardstown has a soft texture and tastes of strong vanilla, caramel, with orange and cinnamon notes. There is a hint of oak, but not strong.
Finish- This bourbon has a long finish- the taste lingers. Interestingly, it's warm up front, but smooth at the finish.
Overall, we think this is a good value Bourbon comparable to Elijah Craig and Bulleit Bourbon. This is one that is an easy drinker- it can be served neat, on ice, or in an old-fashioned. We give it an 89.