• Anthony Riccardi

Bardstown Bourbon Company 2021 Phifer Pavitt Reserve - Review



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Bardstown Bourbon Company - Tennessee Straight Bourbon

Finished in Phifer Pavitt Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels

Collaborative Series

NAS (No Age Statement) - 10 Years Min + Finished for 18 Months

Bardstown Bourbon Company - Bardstown, KY

100 Proof - Cask Strength

Mash Bill: 84% Corn / 8% Rye / 8% Malted Barley

Retail Price: $125


Poured Neat in a Glencairn


Color: Dark Cherry Red


Nose: Dark Cherry, Plum and Dark Chocolate


Palate: Dark Chocolate, Oak, Molasses, and of course, Cabernet


Finish: Calm, Mellow, a slight linger with hints of dark chocolate.


Overall: I won't lie. I've only had the Fusion Series releases from Bardstown and I do enjoy those. So pulling the trigger on a bottle for more than twice that price was tough. It was one of those moments I knew I may not come across again. So here we go. The nose really paved the way to the plate on this pour. There are very few finished bourbons which I've tried that I can say that about. The Dark Chocolate and Cherry paint the picture. Late morning (as I'm sipping), early afternoon, evening or after dinner, this is a winner. It's not overloaded with sweetness, but still gives you that feeling that you had dessert. I don't mind the price point at $125 because i recognize the added effort and time spent finishing to reach this level of flavor. One of the top-5 pours on my finished bourbon list thus far.


Library Rating: 8.6 / 10

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