Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

May 5, 2015

Blade and BowAwarded Gold at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey pays homage to the artful passion and renowned craftsmanship of the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery with a unique solera aging system. This solera process preserves some of the oldest whiskey stocks, including the last remaining bourbon ever produced at Stitzel-Weller before it shut its doors in 1992. 

BRAND INSPIRATION: Blade and Bow is named after the two parts of a skeleton key - the blade shaft and the ornate bow handle - part of the iconic Five Keys symbol found throughout the Stitzel-Weller distillery. These keys represent the five steps of crafting bourbon - grains, yeast, fermentation, distillation and aging. These grew to symbolize the southern traditions of hospitality, warmth and enjoying the finer things in life. To this day, the five keys can be found throughout the distillery. 

PACKAGING: Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky is packaged in a geometric bottle with six sides - one bearing the Blade and Bow logo and product information, with the other five representing each of the five keys to bourbon found throughout the Stitzel-Weller distillery. Five different keys - some rarer than others - will adorn the bottles, with consumers being encouraged to collect all five. 

LIQUID STORY: Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is born from some of the oldest remaining whiskey stocks to be distilled at Stitzel-Weller, using the solera aging system to preserve the original stocks. This solera liquid is then mingled with other fine whiskeys, aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller, just outside of Louisville, Kentucky. 

TASTING NOTES: Beginning with a soft nose reminiscent of fresh fruit, Blade & Bow rewards sippers with a delicious hint of dried apricot and ripe pear on entry before melting into a sweet roasted grain taste mid-palate. The finish includes notes of charred oak and warm winter spices. 

SIZES: 750 ml 

ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 91 proof, 45.5% (ABV) 


Contact your Wirtz Beverage Sales Consultant today to serve or sell Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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