Kentucky is the beating heart of bourbon distilling. So why is there only one independent distillery on the official Kentucky Bourbon Trail??? We're at a loss, really, but we certainly appreciate this lone indie hold-out.
Town Branch Bourbon has all the old-school charm of the big-name brands, along with a beautiful warm caramel flavor with a kiss of vanilla. And it's named after the underground limestone creek that flows beneath Lexington and supplies the delicious, mineral-rich water used to bring the barrel-strength bourbon down to proof – at 40% alcohol Town Branch has all the warmth and none of the fire.
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We love to muddle fresh berries into cooling bourbon drinks like the Blackberry Smash: Muddle 3 fresh blackberries and 3 mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add 2 oz Town Branch bourbon, 1/2 oz simple syrup and lots of ice. Shake until very cold and strain into a wide-mouthed cocktail glass, either up or over ice. Garnish with a blackberry.
40% alcohol by volume. Comes in a 750 ml bottle.