Bardstown Bourbon Company has announced the second iteration of its collaboration with The Prisoner Wine Company.
The distillery’s latest expression is a 100-proof, ten-year old Tennessee bourbon aged for 18 months in French Oak red wine barrels used to age the winery’s flagship product, The Prisoner Red Blend.
“The same attributes that made the initial release so special are back,” says Steve Nally, master distiller at Bardstown Bourbon Company. “This is a very complex spirit, with a welcoming bouquet of dark fruit aromatics, honey, vanilla, and baking spices.”
“Hints of the original premium grape blend take the lead on the palate,” he adds, “with a touch of sweetness, turning to a ringing, balanced finish.”
Bardstown Bourbon Company’s collaboration with The Prisoner Wine Company is the latest release in the distillery’s Collaborative Series, a line of bourbons finished in barrels from distilleries, winemakers and brewers from around the world.
“The collaborative expressions we have released to date have all been highly coveted, and very limited, so we’re excited to give consumers another taste of this one,” says Bardstown Bourbon Company Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing Herb Heneman. “Only 3,000 cases of this exclusive release will be produced overall and thus on an allocated basis for distribution.”
The Prisoner Wine Company has remained at the forefront of California luxury red blends since first hitting the market in 2000.
“At The Prisoner Wine Company, we strive to continue our irreverent approach to winemaking and to evolve our role in the industry in unexpected ways, including our partnership with Bardstown Bourbon, whose red wine barrel-aged embodies our brand’s sense of daring,” says Chrissy Wittmann, director of winemaking. “It’s been exciting to use barrels from our namesake wine in such a dynamic way, and to build upon the success of this first release with this new collaborative bourbon.”
The latest Bardstown Bourbon Company & The Prisoner Wine Company Collaboration is available for a suggested retail price of $124 per 750-ml. bottle. The expression launches within all of Bardstown Bourbon Company’s current markets this April, including KY, IN, TN, IL, OH, CA, D.C., MD, DE, CO, NV, TX, NY, GA and MI.