Distilled and aged in Kentucky the old fashioned way, in small batches and aged in heavily charred new and hand built American Oak barrels. A unique blend of 88 proof, aged a minimum of 5 years in barrels hand selected for perfection.
Crafted by Masters, and inspired by rare bottles unearthed and preserved for over 50 years from the collection of John Wayne.
Meticulously blended to replicate and honor the tasting notes and profile preferred by John Wayne using his original recipe from 1962 and his private collection to guide flavor and aromatics. A proprietorial mash bill of predominately American bent corn with additions of rye with sixth-row barley.
Duke Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Mash Bill
75% American dent corn
12% Sixth-row barley
Distilled and bottled in Owensboro, KY at O.Z. Tyler Distillery, KY-11. Blending and Distillation by Founder Chris Radomski and Master Distiller Jacob Call.
Duke Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes
Opens with subtle charred oak, roasted nuts, hints of vanilla, caramel, and nutmeg. Mid-palate provides warm pepper spice and toasted nuts, finishing with a deeply satisfying robust sweetness in perfect combination.