Nestled in the heart of Kentucky, in Bardstown, where time-honored traditions meet modern craftsmanship, lies the esteemed distillery that brings us 15 Stars Bourbon – Private Stock, a blend of 8 year old and 15 year old bourbons. This limited release spirit is a testament to the rich legacy of bourbon-making, offering a symphony of flavors that captivate the senses and leave a lasting impression.


Upon pouring, the amber hue of 15 Stars Bourbon – Private Stock hints at the depth of character within. The nose is greeted with a delightful bouquet of caramelized sugar, toasted oak, and a hint of vanilla, evoking memories of my first time in a candy store as a child.


On the palate, this bourbon unveils layers of chocolate, caramel, and a unique taste of cherries that unfold with each sip. The initial sweetness gives way to robust notes of charred oak and spice, balanced impeccably by a subtle undertone of tobacco. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth, coating the tongue in a luscious embrace that lingers long after the glass is empty.


The finish of 15 Stars Bourbon – Private Stock is nothing short of exceptional. Rich and satisfying, it leaves a warm, lingering warmth that invites contemplation and reflection. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the star of your favorite cocktail, this bourbon stands as a testament to the artistry and dedication of its makers.


In conclusion, I will admit it, I’m usually not a fan of blending old and young bourbons. However, 15 Stars Bourbon – Private Stock is a true masterpiece of the distiller’s craft. It has impeccable balance and a great depth of flavor; it sets a new standard for excellence in bourbon. Cheers to the 15 Stars Bourbon – Private Stock makers for crafting a bourbon worthy of celebration and admiration that pays tribute to our 15th State, Kentucky.


This Bourbon receives 4/5 Barrels





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