The Art of Bourbon 2021

The Art of Bourbon 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021  |  7:00 PM Eastern
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The Art of Bourbon 2021

The Art of Bourbon 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021  |  7:00 PM Eastern
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The 2021 Art of Bourbon Auction, conducted by Menish Productions is the nation's premier collector bourbon auction with proceeds benefitting the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Peerless Single Barrel Experience

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 38)      

Glazed Berry Donut Bourbon Single Barrel, The Go-Getter Bourbon Single Barrel, Lime Sherbert Rye Single Barrel and The Highlander Rye Single Barrel Four passes for a behi...morend-the-scenes tour and tasting Four Glencairn glasses perfect for nosing and tasting our whiskies Four Distillery Select Single Barrel Whiskies, Four Complimentary Tour and Tasting Passes, and Four Glencairn Glasses Donated by: Kentucky Peerless Distillery

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Old Carter Batch 1 Rye Whiskey

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 38)      

Old Carter has become one of the more intriguing new products of our time From the co-founders of Kentucky Owl, Old Carter travels in the circles of elite and this is the...more first batch of their rye A collector’s item, for sure Donated by: Gregg Spielberg

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Nelson's Green Brier Distillery Experience

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 38)      

Bottle of Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey and Tasting for 2 at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery Donated by: Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery...more

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Brown-Forman Special Edition

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 38)      

Bottle of BF150 Special Edition Bourbon - Never sold in retail, very limited quantities produced This commemorative bottle was created in celebration of BrownForman’s 150...moreth anniversary Donated by: Brown-Forman

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Carlton Tower

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 38)      

Legendary Canadian whiskey producer Hiram Walker’s premium expression from the 1940s through the 1970s was Carleton Tower Not only was it the best whiskey they produced b...moreut it came in the iconic contemporary bottle design that is a piece of art in itself when you consider the design is almost 80 years old The brand started in 1945, this is the second edition, but the first bottling that has the silver cap Tasting notes from previous bottles are: On the nose we have furniture polish, sandalwood, rum-raisin, dark chocolate and black currant Some big wood smoke in there too, like a campfire Black cherries The palate is rather oily, as expected, with lots of Mackintosh toffee and vanilla Mild spices Raisins Honey and milk chocolate Donated by: Marc Abrams

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Bardstown Bourbon Co Gift Basket

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 38)      

Gift Basket includes - 1 bottle of Bardstown Bourbon Fusion 4 Series & 1 bottle of Bardstown Bourbon Discovery 4 Series signed by Master Distiller, Steve Nally $200 gift ...moreto be used at our restaurant, swag, private tour & tasting with our Master Distiller, Steve Nally Must be 21 yrs of age to attend tour Reservations are required for tour and restaurant Donated by: Bardstown Bourbon Co

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Orphan Barrel Entrapment

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 38)      

25-yr old Canadian Whisky Distilled and aged in Gimili, Manitoba, Canada 82 proof The latest installment of Orphan Barrel, Diageo’s limited edition line Donated by: Don...more Kohler

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Old Carter Whiskey Company Gift Set

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 38)      

Old Carter Whiskey Co Straight Rye Whiskey Small Batch #8 (750ml) & Old Carter Laser Engraved Whiskey Barrel Stave Old Carter Whiskey Co is the passion project of Mark ...moreand Sherri Carter They began their beverage endeavors in the wine business, producing fine wines in Napa Valley with their Carter Cellars Cabernets garnering eleven perfect 100 point scores from critics The whiskey business found them several years ago when they partnered with a Kentucky friend to resurrect a long dormant bourbon brand That brand did well and sold in 2017, but by then the Carters were hooked on the process of making and blending whiskies, as well as the state of Kentucky So they started Old Carter Whiskey Co to carry on their love affair with whiskey making They now produce Straight Ryes, Bourbons and American Whiskey in Kentucky and have an Old Carter showroom in Louisville Mark and Sherri handle all aspects of the business themselves, from creating new blends and selecting single barrels, to designing and handwriting each individual label per bottling It is a very hands-on approach and has allowed them to continue to create together Old Carter is truly a labor of love Old Carter Straight Rye Whiskey Small Batch #8: Distilled in Indiana, this 115 8 proof, straight rye whiskey (95% rye/5% malted barley) is a unique blend of 7 rye whiskey barrels which were then re-barreled into new toasted oak barrels of varying char levels and artfully blended by Mark and Sherri Carter Old Carter Laser Engraved Barrel Stave: Each Old Carter Whiskey Co Engraved Stave has been reclaimed from authentic whiskey barrels and will handsomely add a distinctive and “spirited” taste to any décor   These unique, solid white oak staves have been sanded, laser engraved and finished to last a lifetime Each stave is unique in size and character Made in USA Donated by: Old Carter Whiskey Co

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Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon 12 Year

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 38)      

From the Pappy Family of exceptional bourbons comes the Ild Rip Van Winkle 12 year. A rare and delicious buying opportunity....more

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Castle & Key Bourbon Barrel

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 38)      

One-year-old Castle & Key bourbon barrel distilled by one of the most well-known Master Distillers in the industry Your barrel will age in the famous Castle & Key rickhou...moreses for the next two years for an expected yield of approximately 250 bottles or, for a slightly smaller yield, let it age longer to unlock more sophisticated notes Included in the auction are the barrel with a mash bill of 75/13/12, two years of storage fees paid to Castle & Key, insurance coverage on the barrel, and bottling fees up to $700 (all paid for by the donor) Donated by: John Shumate

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WhistlePig Whiskey Set

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 38)      

A long and patiently aged whiskey is only as good as the grain it’s born from With our oldest expression to date, we’re tapping into the time-honored techniques of the fa...morermer distillers who invented the category in America’s early days To kick start fermentation they malted a small portion of their yearly harvest This delicate heating process opens up the grain, allowing yeasts easier access to the sugars they’ll soon convert to alcohol It also imbues the resulting spirit with floral and earthy tonalities Our mash bill 79% rye, 15% malted rye and 6% malted barley creates a sipping experience that evolves on the palate from soft and supple to rich and savory A thrilling encounter accentuated by 18 years of maturation in virgin oak Each annual edition of our Double Malt Rye is crowned with a bespoke glass topper, handmade in Vermont Certified Kosher 2 FarmStock Introducing our first ever Bourbon Whiskey, FarmStock Beyond Bonded Bourbon This high rye Bourbon made from 100% Farm whiskey is the realization of a dream years in the making Whiskey making is often a labor of love, but farming is always a toil of untempered purpose Especially here in Vermont, where a short growing season and extreme temperatures render each harvest all the more precious From Farmer Lee to each individual barrel and bottle, every step from grain to glass is all the more meaningful FarmStock Beyond Bonded is our boldest dream yet: a tribute to the hearty, heirloom crop at its core Carefully crafted from grain-to-glass, each single barrel is an untapped expression of the WhistlePig Farm Donated by: WhistlePig Whiskey

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Calumet Farm Single Rack Black Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Series

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 38)      

A collection of Calumet Farm 15-year-old and 14-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey from their Single Rack Black series Calumet Farm Single Rack Black 15 Year Ol...mored Bourbon Whiskey is the pinnacle of the Calumet Farm Bourbon family It represents the premium quality our brand is known for, as well as the hard-earned badge of patience Allowing our bourbon to age slowly in Kentucky-only rick houses is a testament to doing things the right way - the way bourbon should be done   All barrels used to craft these rare batches are aged in a single, center-cut rack   This expression of the Calumet Farm Bourbon family is our most aged and highest proof to date It is Non-Chill Filtered for added depth of character and color Calumet Farm Single Rack Black 14 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey represents both the prestigious nature and hard-earned quality of a premium Kentucky straight bourbon It is painstakingly crafted from extremely small batches of 19 barrels All barrels used are aged in a single, center-cut rack from the ideal maturation location and conditions inside the rick house   This expression of the Calumet Farm Bourbon family is a true convergence of craftsmanship and flavor It is Non-Chill Filtered for added depth of character and color Donated by: Western Spirits Beverage Company

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Jim Beam Corevette Decanters

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 38)      

Four Jim Beam Corvette Decanters Donated by: Brett Hale...more

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Sam Houston Custom Barrel Sampling Kit and KY-Batch Bottle

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 38)      

This kit contains high, Never-Before-Released strength/proof bourbon from the premium brand in the extremely small-batch bourbon landscape Contains extremely rare, Never-...moreBefore-Released Single Barrel bourbon that makes this COMPLETE kit beyond rare These custom kits were created in a limited number and played a key role in the curation of the most recent Release No 6 that has been heralded with praise by the online bourbon community and industry professionals alike Only 11 participants nationwide ever received one of these complete kits in the curation process This is kit number 12 Sam Houston 15-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - Batch KY-1 - one bottle Release No 6 of Sam Houston’s 15-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is our most aged bourbon offering to date This entire release was crafted from specific barrels in a private reserve of premium bourbon Select barrels were sampled and ranked by a hand-chosen group of industry insiders and bourbon enthusiasts No two batches are the same, but the taste profile captured in the barrel sampling process showcases the care and craft utilized in creating this limited and extremely rare bourbon Donated by: Western Spirits Beverage Company

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Old Carter 13 Year Bourbon

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 38)      

Old Carter 13 year old Bourbon Donated by: Theater Square Wine & Spirits...more

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Ezra Brooks

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 38)      

Our single barrel selection is hand picked by an employee at Lux Row Distillers This particular selection is only featured in the Visitor Center gift shop, making this se...morelection a unique hand-picked barrel which can never be exactly replicated again 1 Bottle of Distillers Collection Single Barrel Donated by: Lux Row Distillery

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Lux Row

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 38)      

Featuring our Lux Row 12 Year Double Barrel Bourbon Lux Row 12 Year Double Barrels is a unique expression only available in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Each barrel is ...morehand selected and then blended by Master Distiller John Rempe It is at least 12 years old and bottled at 118 4 proof to commemorate the grand opening of Lux Row Distillers on 4/11/2018 Donated by: Lux Row Distillery

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Rabbit Hole Single Barrel picked with Founder & Whiskey Maker Kaveh Zamanian

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 38)      

Join Rabbit Hole Founder and Whiskey Maker Kaveh Zamanian in selecting your own personal barrel of Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottled at cask strength, thi...mores recently launched, extremely exclusive Rabbit Hole Single Barrel offering features six limited edition original illustrations by artist Paige Vickers For this release, our Founder commissioned artwork depicting Shakespearean plays with a modern eye Shakespeare was selected as the subject for this edition because his works present timeless themes such as love, friendship, fear, and ambition Universal themes that remind us of our common humanity and the importance of coming together to celebrate artistic and cultural achievements This Single Barrel offering is unlike any other With a mission to redefine the standards of American whiskey and a mindset focused on originality and creativity, our Founder, Kaveh Zamanian has re-envisioned what a Single Barrel program can be Each barrel is a study in patience and only nominated for selection after weather, wood, and whiskey have united to yield a distinct cask strength whiskey with a depth and complexity deserving of being picked as a Single Barrel To complement this distinct whiskey, the bottles released each year for this private barrel selection will be unique Four artists are selected by our Founder every year to collaborate and create original limited-edition illustrations to represent one Single Barrel expression of our four core whiskeys The artist for each of these whiskey expressions will create a series of six illustrations that offer a personal interpretation of a selected theme for each release As an expression of our commitment and reverence for the creative arts, each bottle is designed to allow these exclusive illustrations to have the maximum amount of canvas to provide the artist with a new medium for discovery This celebration of creativity has always been a core tenet of our brand, and we are delighted to share with you this one-of-a-kind work of art inside and out Donated by: Rabbit Hole Distillery

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Mini Bottle Collection

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 38)      

In the world of collectables, nothing feels more like yesterday than an old airplane bottle You can almost smell the cigarette smoke in the first class seat of a 1950s Bo...moreeing 707 Each tastes like yesterday Donated by: Marc Abrams

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Elmer T. Lee Vintage Bourbon

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 38)      

Elmer T Lee Kentucky Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey (Single Barrel Bourbon) 750ml 90 Proof One of the most sought after products from Buffalo Trace, Elmer T Lee, named after t...morehe great distiller who introduced Blanton’s Donated by: Brook Smith

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Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Trilogy Set & Nearest Green Distillery Experience

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 38)      

Nearest Green Distillery Experience with Master Blender, Victoria Eady Butler, Plus One (1) Signed Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Master Blend Trilogy Set A rare private...more tour of the Nearest Green Distillery with our Master Blender and fifth generation Nearest Green descendent, Victoria Eady Butler The auction winner will also receive one Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Master Blend Trilogy set This set includes one bottle each of our newest release, Master Blend, as well as our 1884 Small Batch and 1856 Premium Aged Whiskeys Nearest Green Distillery Experience: Every bit of our 270-acre, four-phase, $50 million build-out, is a master class in storytelling and historymaking No matter where you turn on our property, we are either unveiling history-making moments of the past or history being made in the present Enjoy a private, guided tour of the distillery with our Master Blender, Victoria Eady Butler and see the magic behind the most awarded American Whiskey or Bourbon of 2019 and 2020 Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Master Blend: Our Most Perfect Whiskey Yet With every blend of Uncle Nearest, fifth generation Nearest Green descendant and our Master Blender, Victoria Eady Butler, selects a barrel she believes to be the most spectacular of the batch and sets it aside For the first time ever, these select barrels have been blended together to create our most perfect blend Known as the ‘Godfather of Tennessee Whiskey,’ Nearest Green, was the world’s first known African American Master Distiller The astonishingly smooth nature of his whiskey began with new American oak barrels, a low barrel entry proof following filtration through sugar maple charcoal, before resting in a non-temperature controlled rickhouse for a minimum of six winters All of his whiskey was distilled, aged, filtered and bottled in Tennessee We continue that tradition Every Master Blend Edition of our premium whiskey is bottled at cask strength at Nearest Green Distillery in Shelbyville, Tennessee Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey is a 93 proof whiskey aged a minimum of 7 years Each batch is hand-selected by our founders and curated by our Master Blender and fifth generation Nearest Green descendent, Victoria Eady Butler Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey Uncle Nearest 1856 is an award-winning blend of 8-14 year old barrels, bottled at 100 proof Uncle Nearest is astonishingly smooth, and can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in your favorite whiskey or bourbon cocktail Donated by: Nearest Green Distillery

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Yellowstone

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 38)      

Yellowstone Limited Edition is created by founder and Master Distiller of Limestone Branch Distillery, Stephen Beam Each year is different, and our 2020 edition features ...moreour 7 year old Yellowstone Bourbon finished in Armagnac barrels 1 Bottle of Yellowstone Limited Edition 2020 Donated by: Lux Row Distillery

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Longbranch VIP Mailer Curated by Matthew McConaughey

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 38)      

Longbranch Bourbon & Matthew McConaughey collaborated on a gold standard mailer to share with Matthew’s celebrity friends, which includes some of his favorite items from ...morehis home state of Texas   Donated by: Campari Group

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The Ultimate Maker’s Mark Immersion Experience

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 38)      

Your Own Unique Barrel of Maker’s Mark, Dinner at Rob Samuels Home, and Custom-Made Artwork The Samuels family is true bourbon royalty in Kentucky, their distilling roo...morets stretching back some 250 years Through this exclusive offering, you can immerse yourself in that rich heritage, creating your very own barrel of Maker’s Mark bourbon that you have designed to your own unique taste preference, have dinner at eighth-generation whisky maker Rob Samuels home, and help create an original piece of art with renowned glass artist Brook White This unforgettable experience for you and nine friends begins with a personal tour of the National Historic Landmark distillery on Star Hill Farm led by Rob Samuels, Managing Director of Maker’s Mark, and grandson of the founders After Rob walks you through the bucolic, pristine campus and provides personal insights into his grandparents vision that still guides the brand today, you’ll arrive at the stunning new Lakeside Tasting Room where you will go through the entire Private Selection process, reserved for only the most elite customers of Maker’s Mark You will learn about and taste for yourselves the specific flavors created by different types of staves, and ultimately your group will create an entire barrel of your very own expression of Maker’s Mark, with a finish unique to your tastes When the barrel matures nine weeks later, the bottle labels will feature your name and stave selection recipe, and you will receive the entire bottling run for you and your friends to enjoy Your day also will include a delicious lunch at the distillery and then will conclude with an intimate dinner for your group at Rob Samuels home A breathtaking, never-before-offered finale to this extraordinary opportunity is that the winning bidder will be allowed to work personally with Kentucky’s own Brook White of Flame Run Studio and Gallery to create a customized, one-of-a-kind work of art, a priceless memento to display proudly and remind you of this unique immersion experience Transportation for your distillery visit will be provided by Mint Julep Tours Donated by: Maker’s Mark Distillery

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Willett 6 Year & Rye

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 38)      

Locally owned Eternal Optimist Hospitality presents their handpicked selection of Willett Family Estate Bottles along with a coveted selection from the 2018 Bourbon Bonan...moreza Benefit 1 Bottle - Willett Family Estate Bottled Single Barrel Bourbon - 6 Year - Barrel 191 - 129 4 Proof - Bottle 4 of 148 Donated by: Eternal Optimist Hospitality

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