Bardstown’s New Destillaré-Finished Bourbon will be Latest Collaboration with Copper & Kings

Bardstown Bourbon Company Destillaré Finished Bourbon. Courtesy Photo.

Bardstown Bourbon Company has announced the release of an all new collaboration with Louisville’s Copper & Kings, a bourbon finished in Destillaré Orange Curaçao barrels.

The expression begins with a 9-year-old Tennessee bourbon that the distillery finished for 18 months in Destillaré Orange Curaçao barrels and bottled at 100 proof.

“A brilliant orange nose takes the lead over a rich blend of baking spice, vanilla and maple,” said Bardstown Bourbon Co. Vice President of Sales & Marketing Herb Heneman in a press release. “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.”

This marks the sixth whiskey that Bardstown Bourbon Company has worked with Copper & Kings to release. Previous releases include bourbons finished in American brandy, Muscat Mistelle, Oloroso Sherry and apple brandy barrels.

“There’s a lot of satisfaction in developing and shaping whiskey into surprising and adventurous profiles,” said Copper & Kings founder and CEO Joe Heron. “The collaboration with kindred spirits is what truly polishes the liquid. The infusion of friendship is what brings the magic.” 

Bardstown Bourbon Company Destillaré will be available in 13 states for a suggested retail price of around $125. If you can’t make it to Kentucky to see their state-of-the-art facilities for yourself, learn more about their virtual tour here.

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.