[Bourbon Lens] Reviewing Kentucky Senator Bourbon’s Latest Release #4

August 24, 2023

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On the desk today for review is Release #4 from Kentucky Senator Bourbon. This 8-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon released in May 2023 and this edition honors John Sherman Cooper. For more details on the Kentucky Senator brand and this specific release, check out the full press release in our archives. A big thank you goes out to co-founders Andre Regard and Damon Thayer for sending us this release to try out and share with our followers.

About the Bourbon:

  • Style: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Age: 8 Years
  • Proof: 107
  • Mashbill: 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley
  • Availability: Limited to 1000 bottles in Kentucky.
  • Price: $134.99

Scott’s Tasting Notes: Kentucky Senator Batch 4

  • Nose: cherry, sweet, fruity candy, with a touch of warm peanut butter.
  • Palate: this is a super traditional Kentucky Bourbon (fruit, oak, vanilla, and caramel) initially, but then transitions to a more earthy and herbally coffee and tea note.
  • Finish: Finish was medium in length and slightly astringent; though I may be perceiving this more mentally due to the coffee and tea notes I drew from the palate.

Closing Thoughts

We have been consistently pleased with prior releases of Kentucky Senator Bourbon as the brand has clearly sourced and, most importantly, blended some nicely aged Kentucky Bourbon stocks. They leverage these bourbons to tell a bit of history and honor prominent figures in public service. As expected, Release #4 highlights an 8 year old bourbon with a familiar Kentucky Bourbon profile while also packing in some bold, earthy flavors all while carrying a solid 107 proof point.