James B. Beam Distilling Co. launched the Hardin's Creek Kentucky Series, a three-part release of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys that mark the next installment in the brand's collection of ultra-rare expressions. Comprised of Hardin's Creek Clermont, Hardin's Creek Frankfort and Hardin's Creek Boston, the Kentucky Series takes whiskey fans on a journey of 'Kentucky terroir,' showcasing the influence of diverse landscapes on the flavor profile of each whiskey.
Each expression within The Kentucky Series is a 17-year-old Bourbon, aged at one of three James B. Beam Distilling Company campuses: Clermont, Frankfort and Boston. All three liquids were laid down with the same mash bill at the same time seventeen years ago but aged at different campus locations.
"The Kentucky Series is a testament to the influence of location and how nature plays such a vital role in liquid maturation," said Freddie Noe, Eighth Generation Master Distiller of the Fred B. Noe Distillery. "While these three bourbons were made with the same mash bill and aged in Kentucky, the micro-climates and environments at each location are distinctly different, which greatly impacts the taste of each product. As my Granddaddy Booker Noe said, 'Set it and let nature take over.'"
Launched in 2022, Hardin's Creek is a series of ongoing releases featuring some of the James B. Beam Distilling Co.'s rarest and most unique whiskeys, grounded in rich distilling expertise. The releases showcase the breadth and depth of the James B. Beam Distilling Co.'s whiskey-making credentials inclusive of age, blending, mash bill, distillation, barrels, rack house locations, and more.
Expressions of the Kentucky Series will be released in limited quantities throughout this year, beginning with Clermont on June 1, Frankfort on Aug. 1 and Boston on Sept. 1.