Broadleaf Whiskey is a brand new whiskey label started by a whiskey enthusiast out of Kentucky that’s launched just in time for Bourbon Heritage Month. Debuting with two whiskeys, the expressions are being made available throughout the state and also online.
Broadleaf Whiskey is the idea of one Brian Gelfo, described as a long time bourbon enthusiast and industry insider. After being convinced by his wife and others to journey down this road, he used years of experience and knowledge of bourbon and rye whiskey to bring new offerings to market in partnership J Paul Tucker, a “Louisville icon in the cigar industry.”
The idea behind this new label is, according to those behind it, that “through the sourcing of premium barrels and the contract distilling of our own select recipes combined with unique finishing, we will be bringing to market a variation of whiskeys that will satisfy those just beginning their whiskey journey and those with the most experienced and sophisticated palates.”
This sourcing includes drawing upon select bourbon and rye whiskeys from distilleries in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and others. Out the gate are two expressions, a bourbon and a rye whiskey, that are both straight and finished in toasted French oak casks. You’ll find more official information on each below for your consideration. Each prices around $90
Brothers of the Leaf Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished In Toasted French Oak Casks
We started with a straight bourbon whiskey distilled from a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malted barley and finished it in toasted French Oak casks hand crafted by the skilled coopers at Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, KY. The hints of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and exotic spices that the bourbon whiskey pulls out of the toasted French oak staves provide the perfect finish on the whiskey to complement any cigar and any occasion.
Brothers of the Leaf Straight Rye Whiskey Finished In Toasted French Oak Casks
We started with a straight rye whiskey distilled from a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley then finished it in toasted White Oak casks hand crafted by the skilled coopers at Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, KY. The hints of vanilla, caramel, and apple that the rye whiskey pulls out of the toasted white oak staves provide the perfect finish on the whiskey to complement any cigar and any occasion.
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