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  • [Northern Kentucky Tribune] Kentucky Senator Bourbon releases second small batch with limited edition William J. DeBoe

    Building on the success of its first release, Kentucky Senator Spirits, LLC is preparing a second Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey for release in June and July this year.

  • Thayer Discusses Kentucky Senator Bourbon Brand

    Kentucky state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, revived the bourbon brand Kentucky Senator. Thayer talked with Kentucky Fried Politics about the brand and their upcoming second release.

  • Kentucky Senator Bourbon Releases Second Small Batch

    LEXINGTON, KY— Building on the success of its first release, Kentucky Senator Spirits, LLC is preparing a second Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey for release in June and July this year. The limited-edition, William J. DeBoe Release has been aged six years and is named in honor of Senator William J. DeBoe – a Kentucky native who served exactly six years in the U.S. Senate. This small batch Bourbon whiskey will be available at liquor stores, bars and restaurants throughout Kentucky, with single barrel private selections at Liquor Barn, Party Mart and DEP’s retail outlets. The William J. DeBoe Release will also be available online at and will be featured at Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington, D.C.

  • [BrandlandUSA] Kentucky Senator Bourbon Gets New Shot at Life

    Yet another old brand of bourbon whiskey has a new life, the Kentucky Senator brand. Kentucky Senator was originally distilled and bottled by Crigler & Crigler (1874-1916) of Covington, Kentucky, and later by Double Springs Distillers, Inc. of Bardstown. The 2021 revival of the brand is led by Kentucky Senator Spirits LLC. The idea is that each release will carry the name of a U.S. Senator from the Bluegrass state. Their first release is named for Senator Alben W. Barkley.

  • [Breaking Bourbon] Kentucky Senator Bourbon (Release 1)

    Kentucky Senator’s inaugural release is a 15 year old Kentucky bourbon that is like the best of our politicians – nicely balanced, straightforward, and to the point.

  • [Bourbonfinds] Kentucky Senator Release 1 Review

    Not everyday do I get the chance to try 15 Year Bourbon. This past year though the market has seen a spike in brands with 15 year age statements and steeper prices tags. Will this bottle hold up to the expectations of a $200 Bourbon?

  • [Bourbon Lens] Kentucky Senator Release 1 Review

    What is the oldest bourbon you’ve had a chance to drink? We were fortunate enough to try some of Batch 1 from Kentucky Senator Bourbon. It’s not every day that you can enjoy some 15 year old Kentucky Bourbon. We enjoyed this one for a few reasons. The top of the list…f

  • [The Bourbon News] Kentucky Senator Tasting Notes

    [The Bourbon News] Kentucky Senator Tasting Notes
  • [Whiskey Consensus] Kentucky Senator 15 Year Bourbon Release #1

    Kentucky Senator 15 Year Kentucky Bourbon Release # 1 brings big bold flavors that start with the beautiful nose and carry through to a long and complex finish. At 15 years old, there is quite a lot of oak influence on this bourbon, however, it’s by no means over-oaked. Kentucky Senator 15 Year Release # 1 has a wonderful sweet quality that’s perfectly complemented by a great char note, reminding me of a perfectly toasted marshmallow over a campfire. As for the $200 price tag, it’s certainly not cheap. However, neither is sourcing barrels of this age. Given the quality of the whiskey, proof, and age statement, I don’t see $200 as an unreasonable price. Kentucky Senator 15 Year Bourbon Release # 1 is a fantastic whiskey and a bottle I’d recommend picking up should you have the opportunity!

  • [Smiley Pete] Revived Bourbon Brand Pays Homage to Kentucky Lawmakers

    Damon Thayer, a state senator from Georgetown, and business partner Andre Regard, a Lexington attorney, have revived a historic whiskey brand they intend to showcase examples of fine Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey — as well as pay homage to past Kentucky lawmakers.