Pursuit United - 2021 Release
Pursuit United is a blend of mash bills from 3 different distilleries in 3 different states. The small-batch blend of straight bourbon whiskies was created with partnerships to build a new flagship expression. Bottled at 108 proof (54% Alc./Vol.) and non-chill filtered to maintain more barrel character, it’s tailored to the growing number of whiskey drinkers that want to experience more flavor and less water.
The blend of mash bills features 3 distilleries with bourbon barrels ranging from 4 to 5 years old. The Kentucky component is in partnership with Bardstown Bourbon Company using a bourbon mash bill that delivers prominent notes of caramel and maple. The partnership with Finger Lakes Distilling in New York utilizes its award-winning wheated mash bill to provide more vibrant fruit notes. The final component supplies deep and rich character with sweet oak influence coming from an undisclosed distillery in Tennessee that is not located in Tullahoma.
The entire project took over a year to complete from concept to bottling based on inventory and supply. "Sourcing whiskey is not easy because it's impossible to know what will be available in the future," said Kenny Coleman, Co-Founder of Pursuit Spirits. "Establishing a partnership with Bardstown Bourbon Company and Finger Lakes Distilling gives us confidence that we can continue to grow Pursuit United, maintain a consistent profile, and make it a staple product on every shelf."
While testing hundreds of iterations and working with master distillers to continuously refine component amounts, Pursuit United settled on the final proof of 108 (54% Alc./Vol.). "Pursuit United continues our effort to appeal to the growing whiskey market," said Ryan Cecil, Co-Founder of Pursuit Spirits. “Each barrel in the blend was hand selected for what it could bring to the final product.”
- Aromas of caramelized sugar, honeycomb, sweet corn, mulling spices, and natural cocoa.
- Initial wave of brown sugar and honey. Transitions into a malted chocolate ball and citrus tea.
- Finishes with a gradual progression of spicy orange marmalade.