This limited release will be introduced to coincide with the 2017 Kentucky Derby and will be released in only 10 select markets around the country. This release pays homage to the artful passion and renowned craftsmanship of the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery.
Blade and Bow is named after the two parts of a skeleton key – the blade shaft and the ornate bow handle – part of the iconic Five Keys symbol found throughout the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery. These keys represent the five steps of crafting bourbon- grains, yeast, fermentation, distillation, and aging. More importantly, these keys grew to symbolize the southern traditions of hospitality, warmth, and enjoying the finer things in life. To this day, the five keys can be found throughout the distillery.
Blade and Bow Limited Release 22-Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is packaged in a geometric bottle with six sides – one bearing the Blade and Bow logo and product information, with the other five representing each of the five keys to bourbon found throughout the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Five different keys – some rarer than others – will adorn the bottles, with consumers being encouraged to collect all five.
Inclusive of whiskeys distilled at both the distillery historically located at 17th and Breckinridge in Louisville, KY and the disitillery historically located at 1001 Wilkinson Boulevard in Frankfort, KY this limited release was most recently aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller.
Beginning with a pronounced nose reminiscent of toasted oak layered with vanilla beans, figs, and a light touch of dark caramel, Blade and a Bow 22-Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey tastes smooth and smoky with good oak structure, accented with notes of torched sugar, sweet vanilla bean and a spicy dry rye finish.