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GSN Review: Kentucky Senator John G. Carlisle Bourbon

July 17, 2022

Lightly sweet, but with a pop of rye spice, this bourbon fits the mash bill. (Little humor there). Really smooth, but with a nice bite from the oak aging, this is a wood forward bourbon. Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, tobacco leaf, brown bread and dried apple mingle together, creating a melange of autumnal flavors. An elegant mouthfeel, this is a wonderful sipper, even at the higher than bottled-in-bond proof. But, add some water or a rock or two to bring the heat down, and it calms into a smooth and friendly libation. This is a great release to seek out for bourbon aficionados. Grab a bottle while you can! GSN Rating: A


[The Bourbon Review] LIMITED EDITION: Kentucky Senator Bourbon’s Upcoming 3rd Release at 107 Proof Hitting Soon

June 9, 2022

Beginning next week, Kentucky Senator Bourbon’s (KSB) upcoming third release, a limited edition run, is slated to begin hitting the shelves of Kentucky and a few online resources for national reach. Each release named after a former U.S. Senator, the upcoming release ‘John G. Carlisle‘, the famous U.S. Senator from Northern Kentucky (Covington) who along with Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr., were the kingpins of 1897’s Bottled-In-Bond Act. BiB Act is celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year.


Kentucky Senator Spirits In Stock This Summer: Releasing Its Third Bourbon since the Company Brand Revival

April 23, 2022

LEXINGTON, KY— Kentucky Senator’s third Bourbon offering, the John G. Carlisle Release, is hitting shelves this summer. This highly-anticipated release is labeled after the esteemed U.S. Senator John G. Carlisle because he was a stabilizing force in the liquor industry and a leader of the Bourbon Democrats in Washington D.C.


[The Whiskey Wash] Kentucky Senator’s Third Bourbon Offering Releases This Summer

April 22, 2022

Kentucky Senator is an American bourbon brand that’s become quite popular in its short time in market, with noted bourbon author Fred Minnick, for example, mentioning the first release on his top 100 Whiskeys of 2021 and naming it the top-rated 15-year-old bourbon. It is now set to drop its third release to retail this summer.


[The Bourbon Review] LIMITED EDITION: “Kentucky Senator Bourbon” Upcoming Third Release Honoring 1897’s Bottled-in-Bond Act John G. Carlisle & 125th Anniversary

April 22, 2022

LEXINGTON, KY— Kentucky Senator’s third Bourbon offering, the John G. Carlisle Release, is hitting shelves this summer. Each release of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey carries the name of a U.S. Senator from Kentucky. 


[The Bourbon Flight] Kentucky Senator Bourbon releases 3rd edition this summer

April 20, 2022

Kentucky Senator’s third Bourbon offering, the John G. Carlisle Release, is hitting shelves this summer. This highly-anticipated release is labeled after the esteemed U.S. Senator John G. Carlisle because he was a stabilizing force in the liquor industry and a leader of the Bourbon Democrats in Washington D.C. He was a major advocate for the Bottled-In-Bond Act of 1897, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Aged seven years in oak barrels, this pleasantly sweet Bourbon is 107 proof with a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley. The suggested retail price will be $119.99.


[Fred Minnick] Fred Minnick Tastes Kentucky Senator Bourbon Release 2

December 1, 2021


[Breaking Bourbon] Kentucky Senator Bourbon (Release 2) Review

October 5, 2021

This additional rye in the mashbill makes a noticeable difference in the sip. While the nose is light considering the bourbon's proof, the palate and finish tell a much different story. Full of creamy flavors that blend well with dollops of spice, the bourbon transforms from light on the nose into an easy sipper that still offers ample spice. While prices are high and bottle counts are low, those that find themselves with one in hand should enjoy the results.


[Bar Staple] Kentucky Senator Bourbon - No.2 Review

September 16, 2021

With all of our notes in; we asked one another...'was this a purchase we shouldn't have made'. By far it is not a bad purchase. We would not tell anyone not to buy it. If you see it; snag it...it's a low run anyways (something like 1200 bottles).


[Fred Minnick] Fred Minnick Tastes Kentucky Senator Bourbon with Raine Maida

August 30, 2021