Boone County Distilling Co. has announced the release of their new Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey, hitting shelves in limited markets this weekend.
While previous releases from Boone County in their popular high-rye Eighteen33 line have been age stated at ten years and above, the distillery is blending small batches of both both older and younger barrels for the newest expression. The team personally selected barrels between 5 and 14 years old for this release, which is bottled at 90.8 proof.
Tasting notes provided by the distillery include a nose with “light notes of aged oak, vanilla, almond, and sugar cookie,” and “sweet oak, caramel, vanilla, and almond biscuit” on the palate. On the finish we’re told to expect “a dash of aged rye and a pinch of cinnamon.”
Boone County has even more exciting news on the horizon. Next year in 2020, the distillery expects to release their own distillate when their barrels reach five years of age. They’re also now a card-carrying member of Northern Kentucky’s B-Line, the regional version of the Bourbon Trail, so if you haven’t yet planned a trip that way, it might be time.