Here I review the new Bond & Lillard Kentucky Straight Bourbon. It is from Wild Turkey distillate, aged a minimum of 7 years, charcoal filtered, retails for $50, and is bottled at 100 proof in a 375ml. size. It (along with “Old Ripy”) are the first two releases of the new “Whiskey Barons Collection” by Campari America. Now with this new Bond & Lillard, they are trying to replicate the profile of a Bond & Lillard that won the Grand Prize at the 1904 St. Louis World Fair. When I first heard it was coming out, I was very intrigued since I thought it would be good to compare it to my 1960 Bond & Lillard (to check for similarities). So that’s what I set out to do in this video.
As of 6-2017, my current bottle count stands at over 2,400 bottles. I am a Certified Specialist of Spirits and have also been certified by the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT). I’ve been actively collecting for the last two decades and what started as a small basic home bar has transformed (with the help and understanding of my wonderful wife) into what I think is a pretty nice collection. Thank you for watching and sharing in my passion.