Hardin’s Creek The Kentucky Series – BOSTON – from The James B. Beam Distilling Co.

by Phillip Galyean

Today, the James B. Beam Distilling Co. is launching the third expression within the Hardin’s Creek™ Kentucky Series (announced June 2023),  called Hardin’s Creek™ Boston. The Kentucky Series features three Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys and takes whiskey fans on a journey of ‘Kentucky Terroir’. All three expressions are aged for 17 years with the same mash bill — the only difference being the location of aging. This limited-edition collection of ultra-rare expressions includes Hardin’s Creek Clermont (released June 2023), Hardin’s Creek Frankfort (released August 2023), and Hardin’s Creek Boston (launching now).

Hardin’s Creek Boston is a 17-year-old Bourbon, aged at The James B. Beam Distilling Co.’s Boston campus in Kentucky, also known as The Booker Noe campus. This location is unlike any other – rack houses are spread out generously in the golden sunshine and clear air, ideal for maturation. These unique conditions mean fast, richer aging and result in a bold and characterful liquid, much like Booker Noe himself.

“The Boston campus creates a flavor profile my Granddaddy Booker Noe looked for and talked about. I think he would have loved this,” said Freddie Noe, Eighth Generation Master Distiller of the Fred B. Noe Distillery.

Launched in 2022, Hardin’s Creek is a series of ongoing releases featuring some of the James B. Beam Distilling Co.’s rarest and most unique whiskeys, grounded in rich distilling expertise. The releases showcase the breadth and depth of the James B. Beam Distilling Co’s whiskey-making credentials inclusive of age, blending, mash bill, distillation, barrels, rack house locations and more.

HARDIN’S CREEK KENTUCKY SERIES, BOSTON – 55% ABV | Suggested Retail Price: $169.99

The third and last expression from the Kentucky Series is Hardin’s Creek Boston, aged on the Boston campus and bottled at 204 months.

COLOR: Rich amber with darker tones
NOSE: Toasted marshmallow, dark chocolate, and slight coconut
PALATE: Soft caramel and vanilla with oak tones, faded hazelnut
FINISH: Sweet baking spices

Hardin’s Creek Boston is best enjoyed neat or served over a large ice cube in a lowball glass where its complex flavors can be appreciated with each sip.

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