Frank August Case Study

Frank August Case Study bottle

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Frank August Case Study

The Frank August Case Study series is a bourbon produced by Frank August and is a limited release expression designed to showcase experimental expressions from the brand. The base bourbon is sourced from an undisclosed distillery and bottled by Bardstown Bourbon Company.

The Case Study series is named after the Case Study Houses, an experimental series of residential architecture projects by major architects of the 1940s-1960s.1Wikipedia It was released alongside Frank August Single Barrel, a cask strength expression from the brand.

The whiskey is packaged in a custom-designed, minimalist bottle, even going so far as to use a removable back label that leaves no adhesive residue when removed.


As of 2023, two batches have been released: the first, released in 2022, was finished in Mizunara oak, while 2023’s edition is a PX-finished expression.

Frank August Case StudyCase Study: 02

October 2023 101 proof, XO PX Brandy Finish,

Case Study: 02 was announced in October 2023. It is a small batch bourbon that was finished in Pedro Ximenez brandy casks. The casks used for this release arrived wet to Frank August, and were previously used as follows:

  • 1992: Filled with Pedro Ximenez until 2009
  • 2009: Refilled with extra old PX from 1948 for an additional 13 years

MSRP is $170.

Frank August Case StudyCase Study: 01

November 2022 114.4 proof, Mizunara Japanese Oak Finish, 5 barrels,

Case Study: 01 was released alongside the inaugural single barrel release in November 2022. It is a 5-barrel batch that was then finished in medium-toasted Mizunara (Japanese Oak) barrels. It was proofed to 114.4 proof, and less than 1,000 barrels were released at an MSRP of $150. It was distributed to CA, AZ, NV, WA, FL, D.C., MD, and DE.