Leiper's Fork Colonel Hunter's Select Barrel Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey
This is truly a Tennessee bourbon whiskey comprised of 84% corn, 8% rye, and 8% malted barley. While we did not create this bourbon, Colonel Hunter's Select is hand-selected and bottled by blending small lots of premium barrels of finished Tennessee bourbon. Hunter's Select Barrel is created in honor of Colonel Henry Hunter who owned the property where Leiper's Fork Distillery now resides. Moving to Middle Tennessee from North Carolina in the early 1800s, Colonel Hunter was a War of 1812 veteran riding with Andrew Jackson from Tennessee to fight the British at the Battle of New Orleans. Upon his return, he furthered his success as a local planter and distiller in Leiper's Fork. He represents the true Spirit of Tennessee and why we are called the Volunteer State. This bourbon is a 9 year, 5 months, and 11-day old bourbon. This whiskey has the maturity one would expect of its age, with vanilla and caramel notes and a soft finish. Voted Best in Category and received a Gold Medal by the American Distilling Institute in 2019.