Bourbon By Nino Marchetti / January 17, 2020 Bardstown Bourbon Company has a new bourbon out for 2020 that’s seen extra aging time in ex-red wine barrels. What makes this release particularly unique is that the barrels in question came from California wine specialist The Prisoner Wine Company, previously holding their flagship product, The Prisoner. The new Bardstown Bourbon Company & The Prisoner Wine Collaboration bourbon, according to those behind it, is a 100 proof, 9 year old Tennessee bourbon that was aged for an additional 18 months in ex-French oak red wine barrels used to age The Prisoner wine. It is the latest addition to the Bardstown Bourbon Company’s Collaborative Series, a line of finished bourbons, which saw new products finished in brandy and Muscat Mistelle barrels in 2019. “This spirit is very complex, with a welcoming bouquet of blackberry and black cherry, blended with honey and vanilla,” said Steve Nally, Master Distiller at The Bardstown Bourbon Company, in a prepared statement. “The luxury wine blend’s red fruit flavors take the lead on the palate.” Bardstown Bourbon Company & The Prisoner Wine Co. Collaboration (image via Bardstown Bourbon Company) “The Prisoner Wine Company’s ethos is rooted in collaboration, from the relationships between our winemaking team and our family of over 100 growing partners, to the harmony we find blending together unusual varietals,” added The Prisoner Wine Company Director of Winemaking Chrissy Wittmann. “We strive to do things differently and it’s exciting that our namesake wine will add to the mystique of this new bourbon.” Plans call for this whiskey, bottled at 100 proof, to price around $125 per 750 ml bottle. It will initially be available starting this month in Kentucky, Indiana, California, Florida, Tennessee and Illinois. Throughout this year Bardstown will be expanding into new markets, including Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Colorado, Nevada, Texas and Ohio.