Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is “the kind of rare whiskey that makes you want to savor every note slowly, because at some point in the future, supply will run out.”
Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey returns with a limited re-release ahead of 2018 Derby Day.
Born from a historic pedigree, and aged at the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery, Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon makes its annual return in honor of the distillery’s 83rd anniversary which coincides with Derby Day 2018 (2018 Kentucky Derby, May 5, 2018). The rare, award-winning bourbon is a limited re-release and will be available in 14 states along with a select allocation solely for Stitzel-Weller.
Boasting an impressive resume, Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has been awarded Double Gold and named Best Kentucky Straight Bourbon at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and was named the Best Bourbon 10 years and over from multiple barrels in Jim Murray’s 2017 Whisky Bible. At 92 proof and 46% ABV, Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old is perfect for whiskey drinkers looking for genuine expressions of highly-crafted luxury.
“Beginning with a pronounced nose reminiscent of toasted oak layered with vanilla bean, figs and a light touch of dark caramel, this limited-release bourbon’s taste is accented with notes of torched sugar and apples baked in honey and spices,” said North American Whiskey Educator Doug Kragel. “It’s the kind of rare whiskey that makes you want to savor every note slowly, because at some point in the future, supply will run out.”
The re-release is carrying a suggested retail price of $250 (750mL).
The Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May every year, and typically draws a crowd of 155,000 people. It is the longest continually held sporting event in America, and it is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. Often called “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”, the Kentucky Derby receives this nickname from the approximate length of time it takes the winner to run from the starting gate to the finish line. The Kentucky Derby is the first race within the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, where it is followed by the Preakness Stakes race and the Belmont Stakes race.