This Bourbon is a true classic. Its aroma carries hints of caramel, oak, vanilla, and subtle floral notes. On the palate, it continues to delight with similar flavors. Being a softer style Bourbon, it serves as an excellent introduction to Bourbon for those who are new to this drink. This Bourbon replaces the former "Black Label" bottling and boasts a slightly higher proof.
Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (also known as Willett), the company behind popular brands like 'Old Bardstown' and 'Johnny Drum', is located just outside Bardstown. The distillery was initially established by the Willett family, who brought their distilling expertise from England to the American Colonies in the early 1600s. The company operated until the early 1980s when the Willett family decided to retire after leaving their mark on the Bourbon industry. On July 1, 1984, the property was purchased by Even G. Kulsveen (pronounced Evan), a native of Hamar, Norway, and son-in-law to Thompson Willett, who formed 'Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd.