Another personal selection of bourbon is on its way to Daniel's Broiler, expected to arrive in time for the holidays. A tasting was conducted from samples taken from barrels resting for the past nine years at one of the oldest distilleries, Heaven Hills Distillery. Located in Bardstown, KY lies over 700,000 barrels of bourbon whiskey, waiting to be bottled into Elijah Craig, Evan Williams and Berheim whiskey.
The two barrels selected are from seven barrel samples of bourbon from the Evan Williams Single barrel selection. The only vintage dated single barrel Bourbon and five time "Whiskey of the Year" award winner. These are shining examples of the process perfected by sixth and seventh generation Master Distillers Parker and Craig Beam.
This barrel selection is the seventh and eighth barrels selected in the past two years. These are featured in our house Manhattans and are available on their own for your tasting. Always different than their commercially sold bourbon, these selections have different characters of their own including, more vanilla, orange and spice that come out in the flavors. We are expecting to have 150 bottles of each barrel delivered in the first week in December 2012. These bottles will carry the Evan Williams Single barrel label, with the Daniel's Broiler name on the bottle, but they will only be available for about three months. After that, we will be onto the next selection, Buffalo Trace. Samples are on their way also, and the process will begin again. We will continue to find some of the best barrels of bourbon that we are able to purchase, bottle and bring to you!