Kentucky Senator Spirits LLC Releases First Bourbon

LEXINGTON, KY— Hitting shelves in the next two weeks, the first limited edition release of the recently acquired Kentucky Senator small batch Bourbon will feature the name of an esteemed U.S. Senator who hails from the Bluegrass State.

The Alben W. Barkley Release marks Kentucky Senator’s first small batch since the brand was revived in 2019. It is a limited edition release featuring only 1,320 bottles and will be sold at liquor stores throughout Kentucky. This Bourbon whiskey has been aged 15 years at the traditional barrel proof of 107. This flavorful experience has a mash bill of 78.5% corn, 13% rye and 8.5% malted barley. It has been distilled and aged in Kentucky, bottled at Bluegrass Distillers in Lexington and is being distributed by Kentucky Eagle Distributing.

The Kentucky Senator brand was originally distilled and bottled by Double Springs Distillers, Inc. in Bardstown. Kentucky Senator has been given a fresh look thanks to local managers Andre Regard and Damon Thayer. Both men possess a unique background in Bourbon that they bring to the management team of Kentucky Senator Spirits, LLC.

“We are proud to release Kentucky Senator’s first small batch Bourbon,” said co-manager Damon Thayer. “With Kentucky Senator, we will showcase our Commonwealth’s rich history while making a strong commitment to Kentucky’s finest Straight Bourbon Whiskey.”

“It’s exciting to see our first batch go to market in the next two weeks,” said co-manager Andre Regard. “While remaining true to the original intent of this vintage brand, we want to help Kentucky consumers feel a sense of pride for our local history and carry on the spirit of Alben W. Barkley to those who sample our product.”

Each release of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will carry the name of a U.S. Senator from Kentucky. The first release is named for Senator Alben W. Barkley of McCracken County. Alben Barkley was Vice President of the United States under President Harry S Truman from 1949-1953. To learn more about why Alben W. Barkley was chosen for Kentucky Senator’s first release, visit the company website at

The Alben W. Barkley Release will be the first Bourbon in Kentucky Senator’s portfolio with additional batches to follow in 2021.


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