Bardstown Bourbon Company Fusion Series #2, released in late 2019, is Bardstown Bourbon Company’s second release of a “fusion” between their own homemade wheated and rye bourbons with sourced bourbon. Apart from One Eight Distilling Untitled No. 18, releases that blend homemade and sourced bourbons are uncommon, so kudos to Bardstown Bourbon Company for doing something different. Speaking of different, I also appreciate how transparent they are by providing the ratios of bourbons that go into the final blend.
That said, here’s the breakdown of Fusion Series #2.
– 40% 12 year old Kentucky Bourbon (74% corn, 18% rye, 8% barley) – Probably from Barton
– 18% 3 year old Bardstown Bourbon Company distilled bourbon (68% corn, 20% wheat, 12% malted barley)
– 42% 2 year and 10 month old Bardstown Bourbon Company distilled (60% corn, 36% rye, 4% malted barley)
Don’t get attached to this blend though because each Fusion Series is a limited time release that is updated periodically. In fact, Fusion Series #3 has already started to arrive on shelves in my area as I post this review. For now, let’s dig in and find out if this unorthodox blending method works well in this Bardstown Bourbon Company Fusion Series #2 review.