2018 Camp Fire Kentucky Derby Party Bourbon Tasting

Sponsored by:

WOODFORD RESERVE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON

Woodford Reserve®, the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby®, is honoring “the greatest two minutes in sports” with the release of its 2018 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle. The limited-edition Woodford Reserve bottle features the colorful artwork of Louisville artist Keith Anderson.

The Derby bottle has been an annual collector’s item anticipated by bourbon and racing fans since 1999. Beginning in 2003, Woodford Reserve began featuring the work of national artists. This year’s bottle – the 19th in the series – features Anderson’s stunning painting of powerful thoroughbreds as they break from the starting gate, in the glory of their colorful racing silks.

The art of making fine bourbon first took place on the site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, in 1812. The perfectly balanced taste of our Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is comprised of more than 200 detectable flavor notes, from bold grain and wood, to sweet aromatics, spice, and fruit & floral notes

TASTING NOTES

Proof: 90.4°
Appearance: Clean, brilliant honey amber.
Nose: Heavy with rich dried fruit, hints of mint and oranges covered with a dusting of cocoa. Faint vanilla and tobacco spice.
Taste: Rich, chewy, rounded and smooth, with complex citrus, cinnamon and cocoa.
Toffee, caramel, chocolate and spice notes abound.
Finish: Silky smooth, almost creamy at first with a long, warm satisfying tail.

AWARDS & ACCLAIMS

2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge: Excellent, Highly Recommended
2014 Whiskies of the World Awards: Gold Medal
2014, 2012, 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Gold Medal
2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Double Gold Medal
2012 International Spirits Challenge: Best in Class, Gold Medal
2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge: Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
2009 Whisky Magazine: Whisky Innovator of the Year
2009 SIP Awards: Platinum Medal
2009 New York Spirits Awards: Best of Class, Whiskies
2005, 2001, 2000 World Spirits Competition: Double Gold Medal
2003 International Spirits Challenge: Gold Medal
2001 International Wine & Spirits Competition: Gold Medal
1999 International Spirits Challenge: Best in Class, Bourbon

Breckenridge Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskeys

Deep honey-amber hue with warm, pronounced aromas of under-ripe banana and brown sugar, with spicy notes of white pepper and toasted sesame. Light body with warm texture and long sweet oak, vanilla finish with a touch of bitterness to balance. Reminiscent of a slice of toasted rye bread with honey drizzled on it.

We mash, ferment and distill a lot of Bourbon in house. Our Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskeys also consists of Barrels selected from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana chosen for their unique qualities, heritage, and ability to marry in our blend, always made from a high-rye mash bill.

FOUR ROSES SMALL BATCH

If you’ve ever wanted proof that mingling Bourbons is an art unto itself, you’ll find it in this perfectly balanced, small batch Bourbon. Four original and limited Bourbon recipes have been expertly selected by our Master Distiller at the peak of maturation to create this very mellow and perfectly balanced Bourbon. You can enjoy it best straight up, on the rocks or simply with a splash. 90 proof. 45% alcohol/volume.

TASTING NOTES

Nose: Spicy, rich, mellow, fruity, hints of sweet oak & caramel.
Palate: Creamy, mellow, ripened red berries, rich, spicy, well-balanced, moderately sweet.
Finish: Soft, smooth & pleasantly long.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2017 Gold Medal 6-10 Years; San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2017 Gold Medal 11 Years and Older; San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2017 Very Good Strong Recommendation, 90 Points; Ultimate Spirits Challenge

2016 Silver Medal; San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2015 Double Gold Medal; San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2014, 2010 & 2008 Gold Medal; San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2014 Gold; Denver International Spirits Competition

2014 Silver Medal; World Whiskies Awards

2013, 2012 Best American Whiskey Bourbon 7 Years & under; World Whiskies Awards

2012 Highly Recommended, 94 Points; Ultimate Spirits Challenge

2010 Highly Recommended, 90 Points; Ultimate Beverage Challenge

2010 Wine Enthusiast Best Buy: 96-100 Points

2010, 2009 & 2008, Gold Medal, Exceptional; International Review of Spirits

2009 Best Bourbon No Age, Whisky Magazine; World Whiskies Awards

Balcones Texas Single Malt

CLASSIC SERIES

A timeless style of malt whisky, Balcones “1” Texas Single Malt breathes new life into centuries of distilling tradition with classic techniques and ingredients adapted for New World tastes.

Opening aromas bear hints of toffee and overripe fruits. On the palate, layers of toasted malt and honey give way to mellow notes of baked pears and apples.

A long finish is accompanied by cinnamon and cloves. Texas made, Texas proud, we hope you enjoy the whisky we owe our success to as much as we enjoy making it.

TASTING NOTES

Nose – ripe, buttered stone fruit, banana and pears; honey and rose water with delicate citrus accents

Taste – silky and full on the palate; lightly toasted bread with fresh butter and marmalade

Finish – long finish with lingering toast and burnt sugar notes morphing into rich malt and wood flavors with counterbalancing acidity