Bardstown Bourbon Releases Whiskey Aged in The Prisoner Wine Barrels

The Bardstown Bourbon Company has partnered with The Prisoner Wine Company for a collaborative bourbon finished in The Prisoner red wine barrels.

Launching in January 2020, this new expression a 100-proof, nine-year-old Tennessee bourbon aged for 18 months in the same French Oak red wine barrels used to age the wine company’s flagship product, The Prisoner.

“This spirit is very complex, with a welcoming bouquet of blackberry and black cherry, blended with honey and vanilla,” says Steve Nally, Master Distiller at The Bardstown Bourbon Company. “The luxury wine blend’s red fruit flavors take the lead on the palate.”


Bardstown Bourbon Company & The Prisoner Wine Collaboration 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.

“The last collaborative expressions we released were very limited, so we’re excited to kick off the new year with a big release available in multiple markets across the country,” says Bardstown Bourbon Company Vice President of Sales & Marketing Herb Heneman.

The Prisoner Wine Company has helped lead the resurgence of California luxury red blends, and quickly achieved cult status upon its first release in 2000.


“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,” says 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.”

Bardstown Bourbon Company & The Prisoner Wine Collaboration will be released to all of Bardstown Bourbon Company’s current markets in January. As the distillery broadens its national footprint throughout 2020, it will also enter several new markets, including Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Colorado, Nevada, Texas and Ohio.

Bardstown Bourbon Company & The Prisoner Wine Co. Collaboration will retail for a suggested price of $124.99 per 750-ml. bottle.


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