Blade and Bow Bodes Well for Whiskey Lovers 1 min read

Note: this piece originally appeared in DrinkMe Magazine.


Known for their legendary bourbons, distillers at Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville, just added another gem to their treasure chest: Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.


It is a nod to the artistry, passion and craftsmanship of the renowned distillery. Named after the two parts of a skeleton key, blade shaft and bow handle, Blade and Bow was inspired by the “five keys” symbol that is found throughout the distillery. Representing the five steps of crafting bourbon: grains, yeast, fermentation, distillation and aging – these keys symbolize a southern tradition of gracious hospitality and the enjoyment of the finer things in life.


Available as two distinct offerings, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (91 proof, 45.5% ABV, $49.99) and 22-Year-Old Limited Release (92 proof, 46% ABV, $149.99), each shows its unique characteristics. From hints of dried apricot and ripe pear found in Blade and Bow Straight Bourbon to the 22-Year-Old Limited Release’s nose of toasted oak, vanilla bean, figs and dark caramel, both whiskies exhibit the same stellar craftsmanship.


Blade and Bow is made from some of the oldest remaining stocks at Stitzel-Weller before the distillery closed in 1992. It is matured using the solera aging method. The last remaining bourbon, combined with other fine whiskies, results in a rare, premium, historic offering.


Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Limited Release Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey won a Double Gold and was awarded the title “Best Straight Bourbon” at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.



Ilona Thompson

Ilona Thompson is Editor-in-Chief at PalateXposure, a destination site for oenophiles, gourmands and luxury travelers. She also recently launched #Wine, a site dedicated to wines and spirits reviews, and #Photography, a site devoted to high-quality wine, food, and travel related photography.

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