The New York based Kings County Distillery has announced the launch of a new flagship blended bourbon whiskey.
Kings County Blended Bourbon (43% ABV) has been produced using a combination of straight whiskeys, which were matured in oak barrels for two years.
|Kings County Blended Bourbon|
By law, blended bourbon must use 51% straight bourbon, but the open-ended definition has allowed the Kings County's blending team to use the full breadth of their mature inventory to craft a complex and purposeful flavour profile.
Located in the 123 Year Old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Kings County Distillery is New York City's oldest and largest whiskey distillery. Founded in 2010, it currently produces a whole range of bourbons, ryes, single malts and unaged whiskeys.
Commenting on the launch, Colin Spoelman, Co-Founder and Distiller of Kings County Distillery, said: "As we have done with moonshine and bottled-in-bond, making a blended bourbon is a way of asking whiskey drinkers to reconsider an overlooked category of spirit. Blended whiskey is most often associated with crowd-pleasing scotch or Canadian whiskies. We used the all-but-forgotten category of blended bourbon to create the American analogue to these reliable and endlessly versatile spirits. Composed entirely of in-house, pot-distilled straight bourbon, straight corn whiskey, straight rye whiskey, and malt whiskey, our Blended Bourbon makes for a sippable, lower proof bourbon, suitable for nearly any application calling for an approachable American whiskey. In the interest of providing the drinker with the highest level of transparency and elevating a category historically associated with intentionally vague labelling practices, we list the exact blend composition on every bottle."
Kings County Blended Bourbon, will be available later this month in the US, from select specialist retailers, for a RRP of $54.99.
Posted by Steve Rush