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Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon

$55.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Blade and Bow is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that pays homage to the legendary Stitzel-Weller distillery. It uses a unique Solera-System aging process, blending older whiskey stocks with other fine bourbons for a complex flavor profile.

Description

Blade and Bow’s aroma leans towards a lighter, fruitier side. Imagine the scent of a freshly baked Christmas fruitcake, laced with hints of vanilla and almond extract. There might be some unexpected notes like a touch of floral perfume or even “hairspray,”  thought to be unique byproducts of the Solera aging process.

The first sip brings a smooth and pleasant mouthfeel. Flavors unfold with a wave of dried fruits like apricot and pear, mingling with sweet roasted grain notes. Baking spices like cinnamon and clove might add a touch of warmth.  Reviews mention the fruit leaning towards the dry side, like prunes or raisins, rather than fresh and juicy.

The finish is where things get interesting. Some describe a burst of peppery spice upfront, followed by a return to the oaky notes and lingering warmth of winter spices.  Others mention flavors reminiscent of powdered donuts, cherry cola, and even a hint of leather. The oak influence can be subtle or more pronounced depending on the batch.

Overall, Blade and Bow offers a unique and complex flavor profile thanks to the Solera aging.  While some find it smooth and easy-drinking, others note a lighter body compared to traditional bourbons. It’s a good conversation starter for bourbon enthusiasts due to its distinct character.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Bourbon

abv

45.50%

Country

United States

Region

Kentucky

Brand

Blade and Bow

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Finish

Finish

The finish has notes of charred oak and warm winter spices.

Aged

Aged

Aged in new charred American white oak barrels, this bourbon has a subtle aroma of fresh fruit and a taste that includes hints of dried apricot, ripe pear and a sweet roasted grain.

Fine Whiskies

Fine Whiskies

The solera liquid is mingled with other fine whiskies aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller.