King of flavor or king of marketing? I say both. Bold in flavor and appearance, …
Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was a gift given to me by my good friend Frank after he took a trip to Kentucky travel the Kentucky Bourbon Trail for a bachelor party. He brought back this bottle of Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey for me to try and review. I have been milking it for about ten months now, and I believe now is the time to give it a taste. The keys on the logo of the Blade and Bow each represent each ‘key’ individual process it takes to make their bourbon.
Now here is some brief back story of Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. It uses a proprietary aging process called the Solera Aging Process; which ages all of their bourbon in a constant flow. Putting it in the simplest terms, their oldest aging bourbon they make in their facility will mix with their newest batched bourbon (every new batch) to create a speciality elixir of bourbon. This is the first time I have ever heard of an aging process of its kind. Do I prefer it? No, because it sounds like you are devaluing the quality of older, more precious bourbon you distill. That being said, I am sure there is a reason and method to their madness. But from an outsider looking in, it is very different from other types of bourbon I read about.
Now Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is aged in charred American white oak barrels and is priced right around $50. It is considered to be fairly uncommon around the nation, and is still growing as a stand alone brand.
The taste gives off fruit, grain, wheat, and the finish of oak spices.
Now comparing Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey to other bottles that are priced around this amount it fell somewhat short. Now I did enjoy this bourbon and if I saw it in a bar I would most likely order it neat or on the rocks. However, it was not the caliber I expected it to be. Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is still worth a shot to the average bourbon lover.