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Kentucky Senator Bourbon Announces Its Newest, Small Batch Bourbon: The John Sherman Cooper Release

May 17, 2023

Kentucky Senator Bourbon is set to unveil its fourth release of Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey, named after U.S. Senator John Sherman Cooper of Somerset in Pulaski County. Hitting shelves this summer, the John Sherman Cooper Release comes on the heels of the announcement that Kentucky Senator Spirits won an ASCOT Award - the famed international bourbon competition – for quality of taste of previous releases.


[UPROXX] The 100 Best Bourbon Whiskeys From Kentucky, Ranked

April 6, 2023

"When it comes to bourbon, Kentucky is the epicenter. The rolling green hills of bluegrass, isolated cool hollers, and rich limestone all add to the aura of Kentucky bourbon. But maybe more importantly, it’s the people that call Kentucky home who are making some of the best whiskey out there. And they’re making a lot of it. There’s so much Kentucky bourbon on the shelf these days that I figured it was high time that I called out the top 100 bottles of Kentucky-made bourbon that you can find in 2023... 19. Kentucky Senator Bourbon 15 Years Release #1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey"


[UPROXX] The Absolute Best Bourbon Between $150-$200, Ranked

March 20, 2023

from UPROXX 8. Kentucky Senator Bourbon 15 Years Release #1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Bottom Line: This is a great, nutty Kentucky bourbon that feels like a warm hug on a cold day. It’s sweet, quintessential, and a bourbon lover’s bourbon.


[Tasting Table] 11 Historic Bourbon Labels Revived By Modern Brands

March 7, 2023

In case you haven't noticed, bourbon is everywhere — from bars, restaurants, and tasting rooms, to dinner parties, home bars, and liquor store shelves, so long as they can keep it in stock. Some call it a "bourbon boom" or the "bourbon surge." However, terms like surge might suggest the increase in bourbon sales will eventually come back down. Although that is indeed possible, it's tough to predict, and as of now bourbon still remains wildly popular and in demand.

It may have been the cocktail revival and shows like "Mad Men" that brought bourbon and classic drinks like the old fashioned back to life, or the entrance of new small-batch and single-barrel bourbons from distilleries that piqued everyone's interest in bourbon whiskey, its history, and how it's made. However the boom occurred, one of the greatest benefits of our rekindled love for bourbon is how it's helped to revive old labels that were once forgotten. Bourbon has been in America since the land was settled in the 1700s. It's a deep-rooted history, and seeing old historic labels come to life again is nostalgic and exciting for collectors and newbies alike.


[Fred Minnick] Kentucky Senator Bourbon Release 3 Named Top 100 American Whiskeys for 2022

December 27, 2022

For the second year in a row, we made the Fred Minnick Top 100 Whiskey list! Our third release, named in honor of Senator John G. Carlisle of Covington, Kentucky, came in at number 76. We are honored after such a short time in business to make this prestigious list.


[Uproxx] The Absolute Best Under-The-Radar Bourbons That Deserve More Hype

December 1, 2022

Finding the most underrated bourbon (or anything for that matter) is a difficult task. What is even the litmus test for what is or isn’t underrated? Is it awards or lack thereof? Price? Distribution? Social media hype? Is it simply the quality versus the exposure? Can you even find it? Point being, calling anything “underrated” gets pretty subjective. What isn’t quite as hard to define are under-the-radar bourbons that I think deserve more hype.


[Hops & Spirits Kentucky] Q&A with Kentucky Senator Bourbon

October 24, 2022


[The Bourbon News] Kentucky Senator Release 3 Tasting Notes

October 12, 2022


[The Whiskey Wash] Whiskey Review: Kentucky Senator John G. Carlisle

September 29, 2022

Summary: An ideal sipper. There’s a lot going on here, but this isn’t a “busy” pour at all. In fact, it proceeds at an almost leisurely pace. The light rye spice and firm oak backbone combines with a buttery/creamy mouthfeel for a really well-textured experience on the palate that shows its maturity as the spice fades and clears space for flavors on the earthy/tannic side of the spectrum. If Regard and Thayer hold to their now established plan, look forward to checking back in with this mash bill in the next two years as well!


[Fred Minnick] Bourbon Review: Kentucky Senator 7-Year

September 24, 2022