Nose : Intensity – 1; Mint, grainy, green tea, light perfume
Palate: Light and easy mouthfeel, bananas, fresh laundry, sandalwood
Finish: Length – Medium; Barns, heather honey
In 1941 a bay filly named Twilight Tear, called Suzie for short, was foaled. She was sired by the great Bull Lea, who was the leading sire in America five times, siring 58 stakes winners, four Horses of the Year, and three Kentucky Derby winners. Twilight Tear's race record is quite impressive. In 24 races she won 18 times, and took second and third twice, respectively. In 1944 "Suzie" was named Horse of the Year, and in 1963 she was inducted into the National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame.
1952 was the year in which Twilight Tear producted a bay gelding by the name of Bardstown. The bay gelding did not race until the age of four due to a series of ankle and hip problems.
In 1956 Bardstown made his first start, and quickly became one of the elite handicap horses in the country. That same year, Bardstown won the Buckeye Handicap, the Equipose Mile and the Trenton Handicap. His "1956 Earnings" was a substantial $173,050.
As a five-year-old, Bardstown had an impressive four wins in six starts, including the prestigious Widener, the Gulfstream Park and the Tropical Handicaps.
In 1959 much of the activity for Calumet Farm was provided by 7-year-old Bardstown, which, despite soundness problems, won three of his five starts, including, once again, the Widener Handicap, along with the Tropical Park Handicap.
In 31 career starts, Bardstown had 18 first place finishes, 7 second and 1 third place finish. The bay gelding had total earnings of $628,752.
This fine Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is named after Bardstown because we admire his perseverance and persistence. Sit back and enjoy this timeless classic, which is bred in the heart of the Bluegrass, just like Bardstown.
15 ml Old Bardstown Black Label 86
8 oz. Peppermint Tea
Garnish with either a mint sprig or a peppermint candy cane hanging over the rim of the glass
Pour bourbon and hot tea into a mug and garnish.
2 oz. Old Bardstown Black Label 86
2/3 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 egg white
Dash gomme syrup
Garnish with Luxardo Italian Maraschino Cherry and an orange slice
Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and add a few ice cubes. Shake vigorously. From there you can either strain into a cocktail glass or pour all the ingredients into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a Luxardo Italian Maraschino Cherry and a slice of orange.