Bourbon By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / December 22, 2020 Bardstown Bourbon Company announced earlier this month the planned roll out of three new expressions to close out 2020. These include the second iteration of its collaboration with Calistoga-based winemaker Phifer Pavitt, and the fourth iteration of its own Fusion and Discovery Series bourbons. The Bardstown Bourbon Company Phifer Pavitt Reserve was one of the first releases from Bardstown Bourbon Company in 2019, according to those behind it, and now the latest is a 10-year-old Tennessee whiskey finished for 18 months in Phifer Pavitt’s cabernet sauvignon barrels. Of this new release Phifer Pavitt said in a prepared statement “this collaboration is the epitome of Phifer Pavitt’s mission to swing for the fences.” Bardstown Bourbon Company Fusion Series 4 (image via Bardstown Bourbon Company) With regards to the other new offerings, the Fusion and Discovery Series bourbons are blended whiskeys that were “created and voted on by team members from the distilling, culinary, beverage and visitors experience programs in a blind tasting tournament-style process.” For Fusion #4 the winner was a blend of a 13-year-old bourbon and three of Bardstown Bourbon Company’s own three and four-year-old products that was developed by visitors experience representative Vince Metcalfe. “I am really honored that my blend was chosen by the panel, especially since it was my first time having been part of the process,” said Metcalfe. “Being part of the visitors experience team, I get to see people try our products for the first time every day, so I am excited for others to try this blend.” Discovery Series #4, meanwhile, includes a high-rye 13-year-old bourbon alongside 15 and 10-year-old bourbons, and was created by Bardstown Bourbon Company Kitchen & Bar executive chef James-Stuart Plush. Read More Whiskey NewsA Beam Family Distilling Legacy Lives On At Limestone Branch Distillery“I am really pleased with the final product and think that the age comes through,” added Plush. “While it is bottled at 115 proof, it is definitely something that I personally would be able to sip neat.” All three will be available by year’s end in a range of states. The newest Bardstown Bourbon Company Phifer Pavitt Collaborative Series is 100 proof/50% ABV and prices around $125 per 750 ml bottle. Bardstown Bourbon Company Fusion Series 4 is 94.9 proof/47.45% ABV and prices around $60/750mL, and Bardstown Bourbon Company Discovery Series 4 clocks in at 115 proof/57.5% ABV and prices around $130/750mL. Shop the Johnnie Walker Blue Label at ReserveBar!