Lux Row Distillers recently launched its Daviess County Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Lightly Toasted American Oak Barrels.
The new expression has a limited allocation of 3,000 six-pack cases, and Daviess County Lightly Toasted will hit store shelves across the country later in August with a suggested retail price of $49.99 per bottle.
A statement from the distiller notes that Daviess County Lightly Toasted features its namesake brand’s signature combination of rye and wheated bourbon mashbills, aged four-plus years in charred-oak barrels. It clocks in at 96 proof (48% ABV).
The distiller’s notes show that the lightly toasted barrel finish is what gives this limited-edition release its own unique flavor profile.
“I’m proud to honor the rich history and tradition started in 1874 by the Daviess County Distilling Co. with this latest expression of our Daviess County Kentucky Straight Bourbon,” said Lux Row Master Distiller John Rempe. “Finishing our traditional Daviess County bourbon in lightly toasted American oak barrels imparts aromas of caramel, vanilla and hints of oak on the nose, while delivering flavors of sweet caramel with notes of vanilla and coconut on the palate.”
Daviess County Lightly Toasted is the first in a series of annual toasted-barrel finishes for the Daviess County brand family, which also includes Daviess County Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Daviess County Cabernet Sauvignon Finish and Daviess County French Oak Finish.
Luxco was founded in St. Louis in 1958 by the Lux Family, and is a producer, supplier, importer and bottler of beverage alcohol products. Merged with MGP Ingredients in 2021, Luxco operates as MGP’s Brands Division and manages all MGP/Luxco brands.
For more information, check out www.luxco.com.
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