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The 12 Best Bourbons to Drink Right Now, From Basil Hayden to Wild Turkey

Best Cask-Finished Bourbon: Bardstown Bourbon Company Phifer Pavitt Reserve

This whiskey came out a few years back, but it is still available to purchase online. Bardstown Bourbon Company contract distills for other brands, but it also sources and blends some excellent whiskeys like this one to release under its own name. This is a 10-year-old Tennessee bourbon that was finished in barrels from the Phifer Pavitt winery in Napa, California. The nutty bourbon has been improved with long notes of dried fruit, fig and spice, turning this into a sipping whiskey you won’t soon forget.

Bardstown Bourbon Company Phifer Pavitt Collaborative Series

Jonah Flicker ROBB REPORT / March 23, 2021

"This latest entry in the Collaborative Series is a truly excellent effort, a 10-year-old Tennessee whiskey that was finished for 18 months in Phifer Pavitt California cabernet sauvignon barrels. The result is an artful example of how a whiskey can be finished in high-quality wine barrels resulting in something that retains its core character while picking up enough flavor to really become something new."

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Cask-Finished Whiskies Are Hot: 12 To Try This Winter To Stay Warm

FORBES / January 27, 2021

"Bardstown Bourbon Phifer Pavitt Cabernet Finish II: after the success of its partnership with this Napa valley winery for its first release in 2019, the 2020 edition takes 10 year-old Tennessee whiskey and gives it a long rest for 18 months in cabernet sauvignon barrels. The inherent char of the whiskey mixes well with the grapey-ness from the wine barrel, but manages to stay dry and toasty."

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The best whiskeys to sip this spring

USA Today / May 3, 2019

"This whiskey is rich and complex, with notes of berry and chocolate that complement the vanilla and oak flavors. It’s bottled at cask strength of 107 proof."

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Bardstown Bourbon Co. announces new partnership with Napa Valley vintner

By Sylvia Horlander / February 14, 2019

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Whiskey Review: Bardstown Bourbon Phifer Pavitt Reserve Bourbon

By Steve Coomes / March 4, 2019

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A New Collaboration

By Sylvia Horlander / February 11, 2019

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Bardstown Bourbon Co. Announces Phifer Pavitt Reserve, Teases Own Distillate

By Caroline Paulus / February 12, 2019

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