This whiskey is one of two released from Campari America's Whiskey Barons Collection. Bond & Lillard Kentucky Straight Whiskey, first created in 1869, bares no-age statement. Distilled at Wild Turkey's Distillery in Lawrenceburg, KY, this bottle is available in select markets and at the Wild Turkey Distillery Visitor's Center. It is charcoal-filtered before bottling.
Bond & Lillard was a trusted name in the pre-Prohibition whiskey industry. It was first distilled by John Bond in what was then called, Cedar Run, KY (now known as Anderson County), in 1820. A veteran of the American Revolutionary War, Bond moved his distilling operation closer to Lawrenceburg, KY after the war. In 1842, he left the company to his son and grandson, David and William. William would go on to form a partnership with his brother-in-law, C.C. Lillard in 1869, and they began labelling the product Bond & Lillard. The business stayed in their families until 1899 and was so revered that it won the Grand Prize at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. Using the same tasting notes the judges wrote down during the World’s Fair in 1904, they recreated this winning recipe.