Bardstown has unveiled Discovery Series #8. Known for pushing the boundaries of whiskey innovation, the eighth release in the range is its most complex and innovative yet.
Bardstown Discovery Series #8 is made from a blend of 12-year-old Kentucky bourbon (66%), a seven-year-old Indiana rye (17%), a six-year-old Indiana rye (6%), and a 12-year-old aged Canadian whisky (11%). The distillery then added a custom selection of five oak staves that were created to enhance the unique flavor of the blend.
The 12-year-old Kentucky bourbon is made of a mash bill featuring 78% corn, 10% rye, and 12% malted barley. The seven-year-old Indiana rye’s mash hill consists of 45% corn, 51% rye, and 4% malted barley; while the six-year-old is made up of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. The 12-year-old Canadian whisky hails from Ontario and is made from 100% corn.
The stave’s blend is 45% French oak double toast, 25% spice rack, 20% high vanilla, 5% rioja, 5% charred barrel.
On the nose, the whiskey offers maple, dark chocolate, baked cherry, and toasted oak. The palate presents rye spice with luscious oak undertones that lead to a luxurious, long-lasting finish.
Bottled at 114.1 proof, Bardstown Discovery Series #8 is priced at $139.99 per 750ml bottle. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
In April, Bardstown released seventh editions for both its Discovery and Fusion ranges. In June, the distillery unveiled the latest edition to its acclaimed Collaborative series, Plantation Rum Finish.