WINNER: William Lavelle of Belvidere, IL
Another outstanding collection of whiskey’s from across the bluegrass.
Russell’s 10 Year
This Kentucky straight bourbon is selected from barrels at least 10 years old by master distillers Jimmy & Eddie Russell of Wild Turkey Distillery. This small-batch bourbon is bottled at 90 proof. Jimmy & Eddie’s signatures are proudly displayed on each bottle. GOLD MEDAL- 2007 SAN FRANCISCO.
Restoration Kentucky Rye Whiskey
The Castle and Key journey has roots dating back to 1887, when Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr built a castle at his Old Taylor Distillery inspired by European architecture. Unfortunately, Prohibition closed the Old Taylor distillery in 1920, and the property changed hands many times before falling into ruin. In 2014 the property was purchased to be the home of Castle and Key. Wes Murray and Will Arvin didn’t just renovate this old distillery; they restored it to its original status as a bourbon tourism destination.
Released in 2021, Bottle no 00293, Batch no. 1 750 mL, 1010 proof
Four Roses – Single Barrel
Specially selected by master distiller, Brent Elliott, 10-year, 3-month old bourbon bottled exclusively for the Four Roses Gift Shops.
Stored in Warehouse No: RS, Barrel No. 71-1E, bottled June 2021. 750 mL, 110 proof
Woodford Double Oaked
An innovative approach to twice-barreled bourbon creates the rich and colorful flavor of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. Uniquely matured in separate, charred oak barrels – the second barrel deeply toasted before a light charring – extracts additional soft, sweet oak character.