Having launched just over one year ago, Frank August has quickly earned the reputation and respect for releasing some of the most beautiful expressions of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey available.
Aware of the demand and standards set, Frank August is excited to announce the successful releases of their Cask Strength Single Barrel program and the highly anticipated 2nd release of their acclaimed CASE STUDY program.
Very early, Frank August established a philosophy to reconsider how America’s native spirit is defined and perceived by challenging the established status quo of the industry. This was further reflected in how the brand identified their picks for their follow-up release of Single Barrel by hand-selecting 15x exceptional barrels of 6.1-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, with the assistance of two of the most respected master distillers and master blenders in the industry; Denny Potter (former Master Distiller of Makers Mark and Heaven Hill) and Jane Bowie (former Master Blender, Master of Maturation and creator of the acclaimed Makers Mark Private Select program).
“We’ve had the unique opportunity and fortune over the last few years to meet and work with some incredible people through the bourbon industry. And even more privileged to truly call some of them friends. At the top of that list are Jane and Denny. Their achievements within the industry are truly remarkable and speak for themselves. But as incredible as their talents are, who they are as humans is even more exceptional. So to have the opportunity to work with them in selecting our Single Barrel picks for our 2nd release was genuinely an honor and privilege.” CEO | Co-Founder, Johnathan Crocker.
The precedent for this approach was seen last year when Frank August launched their inaugural Single Barrel picks by tapping the wisdom of 116 years of combined master distilling and master blending experience that went into the hand selection of each barrel.
The most notable difference in this year’s release is that each barrel selected has an additional full year of maturity, bottled at 6.1 years and ranging from 57.3% – 62.7 ABV I 114.6 – 125.4 PROOF. SRP for Single Barrels is $129.99.
CASE STUDY: 02
After earning a Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for our inaugural release of CASE STUDY, the bar was clearly set high for the program. So when the opportunity presented itself at the end of last year to purchase these storied brandy casks, we knew right away it would be our second release for the program.” CEO | Co-Founder, Johnathan Crocker.
Frank August is very proud to introduce CASE STUDY: 02 | 1948 | XO PX BRANDY | CASK FINISHED. The 10 beautifully rare brandy casks in which CASE STUDY: 02 were finished were first filled in 1992 with very old Pedro Ximenez for 17 years. They were then dumped and immediately refilled with extra old Pedro Ximenez from 1948 for an additional 13 years. 30 years of considered and incomparable aging. before they made their way into the hands of Frank August in Kentucky. Still wet, they were filled with hand-selected barrels from Frank August’s exceptional Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey library. From there, they were tasted every 30 days for an undisclosed amount of time until each barrel reached the ideal sensory and flavor profiles.
CASE STUDY: 02 | 1948 continues to reflect the brand’s intention to reconsider and evolve the identity of bourbon whiskey. The perennial project explores various finishing and blending techniques to create some of the world’s most unique experimental expressions of bourbon whiskey. The reception of CASE STUDY culminated last June when its inaugural release, CASE STUDY: 01 | MIZUNARA | JAPANESE OAK, was awarded a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and was a semi-finalist for Best Finished Whiskey of the Year. It was a remarkable achievement for any brand, let alone a brand that was celebrating its one-year anniversary. SRP for CASE STUDY: 02 is $169.99
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