New Orleans Bourbon Society
Bourbon House is the official home of the New Orleans Bourbon Society (aka NOBS) -- a spirited society dedicated to the appreciation of fine bourbons. The society hosts regular whiskey events and tastings catered towards the bourbon enthusiast. Master Distillers from Jim Beam, Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey, Maker’s Mark & Bulleit have, and will continue to, host dinners at the Bourbon House. In addition, NOBS also hosts a number of other bourbon-related events (tastings, bourbon study halls, crafting cocktail lessons and more).
Membership is complimentary, and benefits include:
1. Invitations to Bourbon Events, including seminars with master distillers from the top Bourbon and American Whiskey producers, Bourbon Dinners and Cocktail Parties
2. A Bourbon "Passport" for members to record their tastes
3. Complimentary Pour of the featured Bourbon of the Month
4. Opportunity to meet and sip with other Bourbon enthusiasts
5. Master Taster Recognition with a plaque at Bourbon House engraved with the names of members who have tasted the entire Bourbon list - just think, your name could be immortalized!
New Orleans & Bourbon
New Orleans is closely connected with America’s only native spirit. Kentucky may be the birthplace of this distinctly American Spirit, but it was New Orleans who serendipitously helped develop the aging process that produces the bourbon we know and love.
In the 1820’s, bourbon was in high demand in New Orleans with almost 2.5 million gallons of the clear liquid (now known as “White Dog”) being shipped downriver from Kentucky. For transport, every available barrel from fish to nail storage was pressed into action and the inside charred to prevent contamination. The journey took 5 months, and soon after it arrived in New Orleans, distillers started getting orders for more of that “red liquor”. Puzzled by the “red liquor” comments, Kentucky distillers discovered that the whiskey was taking on a different color and taste due to the journey time and barrel charring. This gave rise to the aging process that gives us the beautiful Kentucky Bourbon that consumers around the world enjoy.
A New Orleanian through and through, Dickie Brennan was intrigued by New Orleans' bourbon connection and wanted to pay homage to the spirit at Bourbon House. Today, Bourbon House offers over 250 American Whiskeys, many of which are rare and/or hard to find. Bourbon House is home to the city's most extensive bourbon list.
Bardstown Origin Series Bottled-in-Bond : Our May Bourbon of the Month
Bardstown Bourbon Origin Series Bottled-in-Bond is a premium bourbon whiskey that is crafted using the finest ingredients and traditional distilling techniques. This bourbon is part of the Origin Series, which pays homage to the rich history and heritage of American whiskey-making.
What sets Bardstown Bourbon Origin Series Bottled-in-Bond apart is its adherence to the strict Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. This means that the bourbon is made from a single distillery, in a single distilling season, and aged for at least four years in a federally bonded warehouse. This ensures that the bourbon is of the highest quality and meets the standards set forth by the government.
When it comes to taste, Bardstown Bourbon Origin Series Bottled-in-Bond is a complex and well-balanced whiskey. On the nose, you’ll detect notes of vanilla, caramel, and oak, along with a hint of spice. On the palate, the bourbon is smooth and rich, with flavors of butterscotch, toffee, and dark chocolate. The finish is long and warming, with a touch of sweetness and a subtle smokiness.
Overall, Bardstown Bourbon Origin Series Bottled-in-Bond is a must-try for any bourbon enthusiast. Its adherence to tradition and commitment to quality make it a standout in the crowded bourbon market. Whether you’re sipping it neat or using it in a cocktail, this bourbon is sure to impress.
New Orleans Bourbon Society Members, please join us at Bourbon House for your complimentary pour.