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Town Branch Distillery launches first barrel-finished expression: Town Branch® Bourbon: Sherry Cask Finished

September 21, 2018

Town Branch Distillery is diving into the world of experimental bourbons and barrel finishes with its first limited-release edition of Town Branch® Bourbon. 

Town Branch Distillery is diving into the world of experimental bourbons and barrel finishes with its first limited-release edition of Town Branch® Bourbon. 

 

The exclusive new spirit, Town Branch® Bourbon: Sherry Cask Finished, is a 9-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey from the early days of Town Branch Distillery. Finishing the bourbon in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks gives this new expression an exceptionally smooth finish with a depth of flavor, including notes of roasted pecans with dried plums and raisins.  

 

“Finishing Town Branch Bourbon in the sherry casks for nine months imparted a dry finish that complements the natural caramel and vanilla notes in the whiskey, as well as a rich burgundy color,” said Mark Coffman, master distiller at Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.  “We selected nine barrels of the best bourbon in our warehouse for this expression.”

 

Bottled at 100-proof, Town Branch Bourbon: Sherry Cask Finished will go on sale the week of Sept. 24 at select retailers and will also be available at the Town Branch Distillery Visitor’s Center.

 

In addition to the launch, National Bourbon Month is punctuated by another Town Branch Distillery milestone with the induction of late distillery founder Dr. Pearse Lyons into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. The prestigious honor recognizes individuals and organizations that have made a significant and transformational impact on the stature, growth and awareness of bourbon.

 

“At his core, my father was an innovator,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, Pearse’s son and president and CEO of Alltech. “It is fitting that today we celebrate his contributions to the bourbon industry while launching an innovative spirit with Town Branch Bourbon: Sherry Cask Finished.”