Hardin's Creek still appears to on the way from Beam as a new 17-year-old bourbon is added
Beam still appears to be preparing to release their new Hardin's Creek bourbons. It's been over a year since we spotted two 15- and 17-year-old bourbons get their TTB approvals, and we've now seen two new labels make their way through.
First off, we have Hardin's Creek Colonel James B. Beam, a surprisingly young 2-year-old bourbon bottled at 108 proof.
Hardin's Creek Kentucky Series Frankfort is also on the way, which will be a 17-year-old bourbon coming in at 110 proof. The two Kentucky Series releases, Frankfort and Clermont, both pay tribute to two of Beam's distilleries; the company also has a distillery in Boston, KY, which was highlighted as a recent Booker's batch.
For now, the Hardin's Creek lineup looks like this:
- Hardin's Creek Colonel James B. Beam (2 years old, 108 proof)
- Hardin's Creek Jacob's Well (15.33 years old, 108 proof)
- Hardin's Creek Kentucky Series Frankfort (17 years old, 110 proof)
- Hardin's Creek Kentucky Series Clermont (17 years old, 110 proof)
Both Colonel James B. Beam and Jacob's Well will be featured in this summer's Barreled and Boxed program from Beam, giving subscribers the opportunity to taste a very young bourbon against an extra-aged whiskey at the same proof.
* Note: This article uses information from the U.S. Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Whiskey labels are approved by the TTB weeks or months ahead of their release and public announcement, so details about pricing and availability aren't available yet. Furthermore, any proof statements on the label may be placeholders and might change before the official release announcement. However, everything else on the label will appear as it does here, so this gives us a great early look at an upcoming release.