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[BrandlandUSA] Kentucky Senator Bourbon Gets New Shot at Life

June 7, 2021

Yet another old brand of bourbon whiskey has a new life, the Kentucky Senator brand. Kentucky Senator was originally distilled and bottled by Crigler & Crigler (1874-1916) of Covington, Kentucky, and later by Double Springs Distillers, Inc. of Bardstown. The 2021 revival of the brand is led by Kentucky Senator Spirits LLC. The idea is that each release will carry the name of a U.S. Senator from the Bluegrass state. Their first release is named for Senator Alben W. Barkley.


[Breaking Bourbon] Kentucky Senator Bourbon (Release 1)

May 4, 2021

Kentucky Senator’s inaugural release is a 15 year old Kentucky bourbon that is like the best of our politicians - nicely balanced, straightforward, and to the point.


[Bourbonfinds] Kentucky Senator Release 1 Review

April 2, 2021

Not everyday do I get the chance to try 15 Year Bourbon. This past year though the market has seen a spike in brands with 15 year age statements and steeper prices tags. Will this bottle hold up to the expectations of a $200 Bourbon?


[Bourbon Lens] Kentucky Senator Release 1 Review

April 2, 2021

What is the oldest bourbon you’ve had a chance to drink? We were fortunate enough to try some of Batch 1 from Kentucky Senator Bourbon. It’s not every day that you can enjoy some 15 year old Kentucky Bourbon. We enjoyed this one for a few reasons. The top of the list...f


[The Bourbon News] Kentucky Senator Tasting Notes

April 2, 2021


[Whiskey Consensus] Kentucky Senator 15 Year Bourbon Release #1

March 16, 2021

Kentucky Senator 15 Year Kentucky Bourbon Release # 1 brings big bold flavors that start with the beautiful nose and carry through to a long and complex finish. At 15 years old, there is quite a lot of oak influence on this bourbon, however, it’s by no means over-oaked. Kentucky Senator 15 Year Release # 1 has a wonderful sweet quality that’s perfectly complemented by a great char note, reminding me of a perfectly toasted marshmallow over a campfire. As for the $200 price tag, it’s certainly not cheap. However, neither is sourcing barrels of this age. Given the quality of the whiskey, proof, and age statement, I don’t see $200 as an unreasonable price. Kentucky Senator 15 Year Bourbon Release # 1 is a fantastic whiskey and a bottle I’d recommend picking up should you have the opportunity!


[Smiley Pete] Revived Bourbon Brand Pays Homage to Kentucky Lawmakers

March 16, 2021

Damon Thayer, a state senator from Georgetown, and business partner Andre Regard, a Lexington attorney, have revived a historic whiskey brand they intend to showcase examples of fine Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey — as well as pay homage to past Kentucky lawmakers.


[Forbes] New $200 Bourbon Leans Right

March 11, 2021

Move over celebrities, politicians are entering the bourbon game. Well, at least one is. Longtime Kentucky State Senator Damon Thayer (Republican) has resurrected the brand “Kentucky Senator” that was once owned by Crigler & Crigler, the pre-Prohibition company best known for Woodland and Buffalo Springs Distillery, and later made by Double Springs Distillery.


[Fred Minnick] Is This Bourbon $200 Good? Kentucky Senator 15 Year Old Kentucky Bourbon

March 11, 2021


[The Lane Report] Kentucky Senator Spirits releases first bourbon

February 25, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Currently hitting shelves in Kentucky, the first limited edition release of the recently acquired Kentucky Senator small batch bourbon will feature the name of an esteemed U.S. Senator who hails from the Bluegrass State.