Frank August Small Batch
Frank August Small Batch is a bourbon produced by Frank August and is the flagship brand in the company’s lineup. It is sourced from an undisclosed distillery and bottled by Bardstown Bourbon Company. According to the company, it would be a bottled-in-bond whiskey if their contracts allowed them to disclose where the barrels were sourced from.
Introduced in July 2022, this was the first release from Frank August. It is a true small batch bourbon, with each batch comprised of a blend of no more than 10-15 barrels.
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.
Frank August’s Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon opens with hints of caramel and vanilla that are balanced with warm oak and mild baking spices which warm the senses.
Echoes those initial sweet caramel and vanilla notes on the front of your tongue, with cinnamon and rye bread spices coming forward, as it gradually transitions to the back of your tongue. At 100 proof, it is a perfect balance of heat and smoothness that warms your mouth, while hints of brown and malt sugars begin to present themselves.
As flavors of vanilla, oak and baking spices transition through all senses, it leaves a medium – long finish, wanting you to pour another glass.
It’s very drinkable, inoffensive, and maintains a good balance of classic and semi-unique flavors in its blend. Much like its bottle design, it’s delicate and sophisticated. It’s a tight package overall that knows what it is, knows what it set out to do, and accomplishes it with precision.