Updated on 02-16-2021
Illustration: Shanee Benjamin
Type Distillery
Location Fresh Bourbon
Lexington,  KY
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About Fresh Bourbon

Taste Beyond Expectation:

While traveling Tia said that she enjoyed bourbon, but a cocktail would be her preference. And then is when the “Aha moment” happened. We realized the number of Bourbon aficionados who were telling you “how to drink their spirits”, and forcing people to a neat experience, when maybe their tastes were different. The market was screaming for a new bourbon experience.

That’s why we created Fresh Bourbon – we wanted to create a new bourbon experience! Our Fresh Bourbon is gently sweet and approachable with surprising complexity and satisfying depth. Enjoy as a cocktail, with a splash, rocks or neat.

We say "start fresh, finish wherever you like."

Most bourbons fall in the category of sit, sip and see, they are the watchers.

Fresh Bourbon is for doers, Sip and be Seen!

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Tasting Profile:

Fresh Bourbon is gently sweet and approachable with surprising complexity and satisfying depth.

Aroma has honeysuckle, malted grains, fire-grilled sweet corn, a hint of hot water cornbread plus peach and apricot.

Flavors include vanilla, brown sugar, oak smoke and nuttiness.

Finish is long with warm toffee, dark chocolate and fresh baked pastry. 95 proof. Enjoy as a cocktail, with a splash, rocks or neat.


Grains: 60% Corn, 20% Honey Malt, 10% Malted Wheat, 10% Malted Rye

By using a lower volume of corn and introducing specialty malted grains, strong new flavors are developed which balance against the heavy sweet and smokey character from the barrel.

Distillation: Distilled in a 500 Gallon Pot Still

Distillation is modeled after something much closer to a pre-prohibition style distillation that focuses on flavor retention and compounds from the source materials that are allowed to make it through the distillation process. This is designed to further the idea of what Bourbon can taste like or more appropriately, what it did taste like almost 100 years ago.

Barrel: Mix of Sizes, Including 6 Gallon “Nano” Barrels

We use a mix of sizes of new, charred oak barrels to achieve the desired results. We distill low and don’t add water coming off the still, so barrel entry and overall distillation proof is much lower than most Bourbons produced today. Quality and flavor profile dictate our decisions, not age statements or corporate pressure.

Proofing: 95 Proof Bottle Strength

Fresh Bourbon is cut using pure water to our preferred neat drinking and cocktail proof of 95 or 47.5% a.b.v.

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