Are you looking for a new whiskey because your current selection is a bit dull? Maybe you are not sure on which one to pick up. Why not choose one that has recently won “Best Straight Bourbon” and a Double Gold medal at the 2015 San Francisco Spirits Competition? That way you have had others do the work of sampling different whiskeys to determine which one was the best.

Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Limited Release Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is comprised of whiskeys distilled at both the distillery historically located at 17th and Breckinridge in Louisville, KY and the distillery historically located in at 1001 Wilkinson Blvd. Frankfort, KY. The limited release offering was most recently aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller.  This bourbon won “Best Straight Bourbon” and a Double Gold medal at the 2015 San Francisco Spirits Competition. At 92-proof, you can purchase a 750 mL bottle for $149.99.

This whiskey begins with a pronounced nose reminiscent of toasted oak layered with vanilla bean, figs, and a light touch of dark caramel, Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey tastes smooth and smoky with good oak structure, accented with notes of torched sugar, sweet vanilla bean and a spicy dry rye finish.

You might also want to try Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Born from some of the oldest remaining whiskey stocks distilled at Stitzel-Weller before it ceased production in 1992, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey earned a Gold medal at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The whiskey is made using a unique solera aging system to preserve the original stocks. This solera liquid is then mingled with other fine whiskeys, aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller. The 91-proof bourbon is priced at $49.99 for a 750 mL bottle.

The straight bourbon begins with a soft nose reminiscent of fresh fruit, Blade & Bow rewards sippers with a delicious hint of dried apricot and ripe pear on entry before melting into a sweet roasted grain taste mid-palate.  The finish includes notes of charred oak and warm winter spices.

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