Bardstown Bourbon Company’s New Prisoner Collaboration Will Hit Shelves in More States Than Ever

Bardstown Bourbon Company Prisoner Collaboration. Courtesy Photo.

The latest limited edition finished whiskey from Bardstown Bourbon Company (BBCo) will have the biggest distribution footprint yet – Bardstown Bourbon Company & The Prisoner Wine Collaboration will be arriving on shelves in 13 states across the country in 2020.

BBCo began their collaborative whiskey work in 2017 with the release of both muscat wine barrel and brandy barrel finished bourbons. They followed that in early 2019 with the launch of the cabernet barrel finished Phifer-Pavitt Reserve.

“The last collaborative expressions we released were very limited, so we’re excited to kick off the new year with a big release available in multiple markets across the country,” said Bardstown Bourbon Company Vice President of Sales & Marketing Herb Heneman.

Their new release, The Prisoner Wine Collaboration, begins with a 9-year-old Tennessee Bourbon that BBCo then finished 18 months in The Prisoner French Oak red wine barrels. The resulting whiskey is bottled at 100 proof.

“This spirit is very complex, with a welcoming bouquet of blackberry and black cherry, blended with honey and vanilla,” said Steve Nally, Master Distiller at The Bardstown Bourbon Company in a press release. “The luxury wine blend’s red fruit flavors take the lead on the palate.”

“The Prisoner Wine Company’s ethos is rooted in collaboration, from the relationships between our winemaking team and our family of over 100 growing partners, to the harmony we find blending together unusual varietals,” said The Prisoner Wine Company Director of Winemaking Chrissy Wittmann in a press release. “We strive to do things differently and it’s exciting that our namesake wine will add to the mystique of this new bourbon.”

Bardstown Bourbon Company & The Prisoner Wine Collaboration will be available in January 2020 for a suggested retail price of around $125. Currently, BBCo products are available in Kentucky, Indiana, California, Florida, Tennessee, and Illinois. In 2020, availability will expand to Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, and Ohio.

Caroline Paulus
Caroline Paulus is the Senior Editor for The Bourbon Review. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow her on Instagram @misswhiskeyhistorian to keep up with her latest in bourbon news - and a few old finds, too.