Bedtime Bourbon is the first release from The Louisville Bourbon Company, a new, non-distilling whiskey producer based in Kentucky. The spirit was launched on October 31, 2017, with a 840-bottle run limited to its home state. The juice itself is an 8-year-old straight bourbon sourced from Tennessee, but proofed and bottled in Bardstown, KY.
Bedtime Bourbon pours a mellow gold in the glass, and has aromas of oak, vanilla, green apple and light tobacco on the nose. It’s light in body but immediately warm on the tongue. The spirit is 90 proof and not afraid to show it, starting with strong, unabashed flavors of oak and vanilla, sweetened slightly with green apple. The flavor turns a little darker and sweeter with maple at the center, just as a wave of built-up spice washes over the tongue. That spice wave delivers a long, dry finish with a hint of tobacco.
All that vanilla and oak make this a bourbon lover’s bourbon, though its potent spice kick throws a bone to rye lovers, too. Bedtime Bourbon is a punchy, proud whiskey worth staying up for.
— 45% ABV
CE Rating: ★★★