Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey launched in Kentucky in the summer of 2019 with three barrels of rye whiskey. Three years later, Buzzard’s Roost is distributed in 10 markets, has launched nine new products and anticipates 400 percent growth in 2022 against 2021.
Buzzard’s Roost whiskies stand out for their exceptional flavors, which are crafted using a break-through combination of techniques for secondary barrel maturation, including 18-month-seasoned oak barrels with a Char #1 over very specific and intentional levels of toast. Buzzard’s Roost coaxes complex flavors from each barrel leading to rye whiskeys and bourbons that offer a completely new drinking experience.
“Our successcan be attributed to two things: the drive and passion of our team and our proprietary barrel alchemy,” said Buzzard’s Roost founder and CEO Judy Hollis Jones. “Our combination of art and science for the second barrel maturation results in flavors that can’t be found in any other whiskey in the world, and people find it delicious.”
To celebrate its 3-year anniversary, Buzzard’s Roost is introducing two new bourbons:
Char #1 Bourbon: With a mashbill of 59% corn, 36% rye and 5% maltedbarley, this 4-year-old double-barreled Indiana-sourced bourbon offers tantalizing aromas of brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla, with sweet vanilla and brown sugar flavors balanced by subtle cherry and blackberry. Suggested retail price is $55 and only 250 cases were produced, with a larger bottling coming soon.
Toasted American Oak Bourbon: This blend of 4 and 5-year-old double-barreled Indiana-sourced bourbon is a blend of two mash bills: one is 74% corn, 21% rye and 5% malted barley, and the other is 59% corn, 36% rye and 5% malted barley. The two come together with aromas of caramel, coconut and vanilla accented with sweet candy and floral notes, balanced with confectionary and baking spice, finishing with a bit of spice, butterscotch and vanilla. Suggested retail price is $75 and 530 cases are available.