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Review: Bardstown Bourbon Discovery Series #8 and #9

traditionally releases new editions of its Fusion and Discovery Series together

These blends are quite different, including a stave-finished offering and a whiskey whose biggest component hails from

” The use of finishing staves seems to be the biggest shift here, making for a truly wacky

Chocolaty but with a distinctly woody edge, the whiskey’s nose promptly engages with notes of vanilla,

As the whiskey develops, notes of tobacco come into focus, plus a stronger cinnamon element, veering into

Hard to put down, echoing the impressive Discovery Series #7

If the Georgia-born whiskey sounds familiar, you might be thinking about American Highway Route 2, which performed a

Toastier and woodier than Discovery #8, this blend has a bit more gravity and a considerably different — albeit

Much of that follows over to the palate, where the malty elements soon give way to a

Red pepper gives the finish some lingering burn, with cloves, ginger, and sesame oil coming on strong

Overall, it’s a bold and somewhat burly whiskey that offers plenty to love — if you can

Bardstown Bourbon Discovery Series #7 Blended Whiskey $130

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