Forbes - The Best Overall Bourbon is Augusta Distillery, Buckner’s 13 YO, Single Barrel Bourbon



The Best Overall Bourbon is Augusta Distillery, Buckner’s 13 YO, Single Barrel Bourbon. Augusta also won Best Single Barrel Bourbon in the 11 Years and Older category.

The Augusta Distillery is located in Bracken County, Kentucky, in Augusta on the Ohio Riverfront. This area is the heart of bourbon whiskey’s historic production zone. The distillery’s bourbon is sourced in Bardstown, Kentucky and aged for 13 years. There are more than a dozen distilleries in the greater Bardstown area.

The SFWSC Judging panel described the Bruckner 13 YO bourbon as exhibiting:

Fruity on the nose with notes of milk chocolate, cinnamon spice, vanilla, and some caramel. Very drying on the palate, featuring tropical fruit, caramel, vanilla, and milk chocolate with a pronounced pepperiness. Long, peppery finish with sweet caramel, vanilla, and hints of tropical fruit.