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[The Bourbon Review] NEW RELEASE: Kentucky Senator Bourbon 2024 “John Brown” Limited Edition

May 24, 2024

LEXINGTON, KY — Kentucky Senator Bourbon announces the upcoming release of its fifth small batch of Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey, titled after the illustrious Kentucky Senator John Brown, known for his pivotal role in bringing about Kentucky’s statehood. This fifth batch will be available this summer and completes the run of barrels that began with the six-year William DeBoe release, followed by the John Carlisle release (aged seven years) and John Sherman Cooper release (aged eight years).


Kentucky Senator Bourbon Unveils Its Fifth Small Batch Release: The John Brown Release

May 14, 2024

LEXINGTON, KY — Kentucky Senator Bourbon announces the upcoming release of its fifth small batch of Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey, titled after the illustrious Kentucky Senator John Brown, known for his pivotal role in bringing about Kentucky’s statehood. This fifth batch will be available this summer and completes the run of barrels that began with the six-year William DeBoe release, followed by the John Carlisle release (aged seven years) and John Sherman Cooper release (aged eight years).


[Arts & Spirits Magazine] KSB Feature in Arts & Spirits Magazine

February 6, 2024


[The Bourbon Review] Kentucky Senator – A Bourbon that Gets Our Vote

January 19, 2024

Kentucky is common word on Bourbon labels – you’ll find it as often as “Old” or “Straight,” but some feel the statehood should command a bit more respect. Part of this is due to the dozens of chapters American whiskey history that were written in Kentucky. Part of that respect, however, is in part due to Damon Thayer. Thayer’s interest in bourbon began as a simple story of politics. A champion of industry and a Kentucky state senator, Thayer sought in his early terms to ensure that all of Kentucky’s core businesses – bourbon and horse racing – were able to flourish without government interference.


[Breaking Bourbon] Kentucky Senator Bourbon (Release #4) John Sherman Cooper

October 17, 2023

"The bourbon is exactly what I’d like every politician to be: straightforward. It’s quintessential Kentucky bourbon in many ways, and leans more towards savory than sweet or spicy. The aroma is light overall, with leather and burnt caramel. Baking spices, dry leather, cigar box, and a funky, almost musty oak note define the palate. Dry leather, cigar box, and sweet brown sugar give way to a dry, medium length finish."


[The Whiskey Wash] Whiskey Review: Kentucky Senator John Sherman Cooper Bourbon

September 1, 2023

Summary: The aromatics are fantastic. I love the interplay between floral, tea, and spice. I went back and forth on scoring this review because the ABV seems a touch off balance when tasted neat. In these days of complex political rancor, it’s nice to find a Kentucky Senator that only requires a dash of water or an ice cube to appeal to a broad base.


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

August 24, 2023

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.


[The Bourbon Flight] Featured Bourbon Review: John Sherman Cooper release Kentucky Senator Bourbon

August 24, 2023

When you find an eight-year-old bourbon that tastes fantastic and is extraordinarily smooth, you better snatch it up quickly. This bourbon has a great nose with aromas of oak, baking spices, and brown sugar that radiates from the glass. At 107 proof, you would swear that you are drinking a much lower-proof bourbon because of the ease with which it slips down your throat.


[Commonwealth Journal] A salute to Somerset's statesman: Sen. John Sherman Cooper honored at Virginia Theater ceremony

August 23, 2023

"Our slogan for this brand is, ‘Kentucky Senator Bourbon: Serving up great Kentucky bourbon with a side of Kentucky history.’ I think by honoring Sen. Cooper, we’re probably elevating that to an extremely high level."


[@thestorepickreview] Review - KSB Release #4

August 4, 2023