Leiper's Fork Bottled in Bond Bourbon Whiskey
Family owned and independent, Leiper’s Fork Distillery produces low volume and high quality whiskey. They use locally grown corn, wheat, rye, and barley, all of which are of a local non-GMO heritage variety. Each varietal is grown along the Harpeth River Valley, located very near the distillery. They grow up to 75% of the corn on their own farm and do 100% of the milling. Uniquely, the grain bills used for all their whiskeys include malted barley that is toasted. By toasting the barley malt before use, they gain an extra dimension and add a deeper complexity to the profile of the whiskey. The Bottled in Bond Act 1897 was one of the very first consumer protection laws in the world. It requires a minimum 4 years aging, 100 proof (50% abv), a single distillery and only using barrels from a single distilling season and no additions. Today, Bottled in Bond, represents authenticity and quality. Aside from a single barrel, a Bottled in Bond expression represents the distillery in its purest form. With a mashbill of 70% Corn, 15% Wheat and 15% Malted Barley the Leiper's Fork Bottled in Bond Bourbon Whiskey displays heady aromas of freshly made pralines coated in rich chocolate, beautifully blended with notes of antique oak and fig jam. Delightful flavours of butterscotch, sweet herbs, and dried citrus coat the palate. The finish is a complex balance of fresh mint, Luxardo cherries and maple cinnamon cookies.