Blue Run 13 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Bourbon

Blue Run // Kentucky, USA

community rating

4.26
4 out of 5 stars
( 18 )

Blue Run 13 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon is the first release for Blue Run Spirits which was founded in 2019. The brand has hired Jim Rutledge, former master distiller for Four Roses, as its liquid director. It was he who selected the bourbon for this bottling.

After 13 years of aging, it was bottled at 56.5% ABV. Only 2600 bottles of this first run are available.

Blue Run 13 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon is the first release for Blue Run Spirits which was founded in 2019. The brand has hired Jim Rutledge, former master distiller for Four Roses, as its liquid director. It was he who selected the bourbon for this bottling. After 13 years of aging, it was bottled at 56.5% ABV. Only 2600 bottles of this first run are available.

  • age
    13 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
    56.5
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"This is one where the aroma changes radically with the addition of some water. It just really opens up to reveal butterscotch, and more fruit (particularly cherry) and vanilla than on first passing. Would highly recommend you try with and without to see for yourself. Also the spices and the oak in the bourbon pairs better with the sweet notes when water is added to make a more enjoyable experience. Then going back to the nose you'll find some lovely herbal notes. Overall a solid dram."

Score 90
Flavor Profile

Spicy & Sweet