King of Kentucky, a super-premium straight bourbon, is returning this year with the release of its sixth edition. Hitting shelves mid- October, the limited-edition expression will mark the sixth anniversary for the brand.
The 2023 expression is a 16-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, featuring a premium embossed label with a stamp border and details. Approximately 3,800 bottles will be produced with a suggested retail of $299.99. While the majority of this year’s volume will remain in Kentucky, the expression will also be available in limited quantities in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Metro New York, Ohio, and Tennessee.
King of Kentucky was established in 1881 as a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Brown-Forman acquired the brand in 1936 from Selected Kentucky Distillers and, by 1940, converted it to a blended whiskey until it was discontinued in 1968. In 2018, Brown-Forman revived the label paying homage to the brand’s past.