[The Bourbon Review] NEW RELEASE: Kentucky Senator Bourbon’s “John Sherman Cooper”, 8 Year 107 Proof

Kentucky Senator Bourbon (HQ’d in Lexington, KY) is set to unveil its fourth release of Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey, named after U.S. Senator John Sherman Cooper of Somerset in Pulaski County.

Hitting shelves this summer, the bottle is named after the esteemed U.S. Senator John Sherman Cooper. Aged eight years in oak barrels, this Bourbon is 107 proof with a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley.

Kentucky Senator Spirits will distribute approximately 1,000 bottles of this 2023 limited edition small batch Bourbon, to be sold with a suggested retail price of $134.99. It has been distilled and aged in Kentucky, bottled at Bluegrass Distillers in Lexington and is being distributed by Kentucky Eagle Wine & Spirits.

The brand’s prior #3 release was in honor of Senator John G. Carlisle, a key player in the 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Act celebrating its 150th Anniversary last year.

The John Sherman Cooper Release will be rolled out at select Kentucky retailers, with a single barrel private selection at all Liquor Barn stores. This limited-edition release is also available online at www.BourbonOutfitter.com

In addition to the small batch bottles available next month in Kentucky liquor stores, bars and restaurants, Kentucky Senator Bourbon will feature a limited quantity for sale at the world-famous Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington, D.C.

“Damon and I have been able to unleash our passion for Kentucky’s native spirit,” said co-founder Andre Regard. “Our very first batch was honored with an ASCOT Award for taste, and we have been pleased to let our subsequent releases speak for themselves. This fourth release demonstrates our continued commitment to deliver only the finest taste in each pour.”

“We are featuring the same mash bill as our second and third bottling, this time aged eight years instead of seven or six,” said co-founder Damon Thayer. “As always, Kentucky Senator will be released at 107 proof and, this time, we have paired our release with the popular Senator Cooper, who was one of the most consequential Kentuckians of the 20th Century.”

About Senator John Sherman Cooper

This information is directly from the KY Bourbon Senator website:

John Sherman Cooper, Republican of Somerset in Pulaski County, served three non-consecutive, partial terms in the U.S. Senate before being elected to two full terms in 1960 and 1966.

One of the most consequential Kentuckians of the 20th Century, he also served as State Representative, County Judge, Circuit Judge, as well as U.S. Ambassador to India and East Germany. He was a close friend of President John F. Kennedy and later served on the Warren Commission which investigated the Assassination of JFK.

About The Founders

The Kentucky Senator Bourbon brand was revived in 2019 by co-founders, Andre Regard and actual Kentucky Senator, Damon Thayer. Their mantra per the brand website – They are passionate about offering the finest-tasting Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, serving up great Kentucky Bourbon with a side of Kentucky history.

The Kentucky Senator brand was originally distilled and bottled by Crigler & Crigler in Covington, Kentucky, then by Double Springs Distillers, Inc. in Bardstown. Each release of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will carry the name of an esteemed U.S. Senator from the Bluegrass State.

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