The Bardstown Bourbon Co., of Bardstown, Kentucky, is excited to partner with The Prisoner Wine Co. for a collaborative bourbon finished in The Prisoner red wine barrels. Launching in January 2020, Bardstown Bourbon Co.’s latest collaboration is a 100-proof, nine-year-old Tennessee bourbon aged for 18 months in the same French Oak red wine barrels used to age the Wine Co.’s flagship product, The Prisoner.
“This spirit is very complex, with a welcoming bouquet of blackberry and black cherry, blended with honey and vanilla,” said Steve Nally, master distiller at The Bardstown Bourbon Co. “The luxury wine blend’s red fruit flavors take the lead on the palate.”
Bardstown Bourbon Co. & The Prisoner Wine Collaboration is the latest addition to the Bardstown Bourbon Co.’s Collaborative Series, a line of innovative finished bourbons, which saw new products finished in brandy and Muscat Mistelle barrels in 2019.
“The last collaborative expressions we released were very limited, so we’re excited to kick off the new year with a big release available in multiple markets across the country,” said Bardstown Bourbon Co. vice president of sales & ,arketing Herb Heneman.
Recognized as one of the most innovative wine brands on the market, The Prisoner Wine Co. led the resurgence of California luxury red blends and quickly achieved cult status upon its first release in 2000.
“The Prisoner Wine Co.’s ethos is rooted in collaboration, from the relationships between our winemaking team and our family of over 100 growing partners, to the harmony we find blending together unusual varietals,” said The Prisoner Wine Co. director of winemaking Chrissy Wittmann. “We strive to do things differently and it’s exciting that our namesake wine will add to the mystique of this new bourbon.”
Bardstown Bourbon Co. & The Prisoner Wine Collaboration will be released to all of Bardstown Bourbon Co.’s current markets in January. As the distillery broadens its national footprint throughout 2020, it will also enter several new markets, including Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Colorado, Nevada, Texas and Ohio.