NEW RELEASE: Rabbit Hole “Founder’s Collection”, 12 Year Bourbon Amburana Finish Cask Strength

Rabbit Hole's 7th Ed "Founder's Collection", Amburana Finish

Rabbit Hole Distillery (Louisville, KY) has just debuted the 7th installment of its bi-annual “Founder’s Collection” with a beaut; a 12 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Cask Strength, finished in Amburana oak vessels.

Amburana is an exotic wood from Brazil that has been making substantial noise in the finishing world over the last year or so. Known for injecting some serious cinammon-esque tasting flavor, some folks are board while others not so much. RHD founder, Kaveh Zamanian, and his team are well versed in the finish game, its a big part of their DNA. We have full confidence this will be a flavor winner.

Quick Facts

  • AGE: 12 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • PROOF: 125.4 Cask Strength (62.7% abv)
  • FINISH: Brazilian Amburana Oak
  • MASHBILL: 78% Corn, 10% Rye, 12% Malted Barley
  • MSRP: $1,100
  • VOLUME: 1,299 Bottles
  • AVAILABILITY: Rabbit Hole Distillery, select retailers nationwide, and ONLINE


Rabbit Hole Distillery has announced the release of Amburana, a remarkable Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey finished in new Brazilian Oak barrels. Amburana is the latest release in the brand’s highly coveted Founder’s Collection.

Amburana is inspired by the vibrancy and flavors of Brazil, known for its colorful carnivals, infectious music and exotic foods. Brazil is also home to the majestic Amazon rainforest where the soaring Amburana tree flourishes, also known as the Brazilian Oak. This limited release is crafted from 12-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon and finished in new Brazilian Oak barrels, giving it a strong character and a golden amber color that only few will experience.

Amburana is the 7th release in the brand’s Founder’s Collection, a platform under which Kaveh Zamanian, Rabbit Hole’s Founder and Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Whiskey Maker, and team develop unique expressions that showcase his creativity and commitment to the artistry of whiskey making. Released bi-annually, each limited-edition, cask-strength offering stands as a testament to Rabbit Hole’s ethos: “No Shortcuts. No Compromise. Nothing Left To Chance.”

Per Kaveh,”I’ve always been drawn to vibrancy of Brazil and wanted to honor its creative culture with a magnificent, strongly charactered bourbon. Inspired by the syncopated style of bossa nova, my goal was to bring together diverse and exotic flavors in perfect sensory harmony. When crafting Amburana, we took an exceptional 12-year Kentucky straight bourbon from my private collection and finished it in new Amburana Brazilian Oak barrels with a heavy toast and #4 char. This really allowed the spirit to draw out nuanced flavors from the barrel, resulting in floral and aromatic fragrances that you don’t typically get in a standard bourbon barrel. Our Founder’s Collection is the perfect canvas for us to experiment and push the boundaries of American whiskey-making. We’re especially proud of this latest release and can’t wait to share it with those who favor one-of-a-kind whiskeys.

Kaveh Zamanian

PACKAGIN DESIGN: The limited-edition bottle and box – individually numbered for authenticity – are works of art themselves. The bottle features an impressive heavy gold cork, while the masterful wooden box is designed to display the whiskey in its full grandeur.

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