Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine is a traditional American-style Barley Wine aged for six weeks in freshly decanted Kentucky Bourbon barrels. With a rich, malty backbone and a citrusy aromatic hoppiness, this craft beer comes together to create a well-balanced flavor profile and ruby-red color. The complex brew mellows into a balance of sweet malt, vanilla and caramel notes and bitter hops – creating a delicious Kentucky version of a beer style that originated among the British aristocracy. At 10 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), this limited seasonal release is a perfect sipping beer to enjoy as the last notes of winter finally melt away.
“Barley wines are big, bold and usually a big hit with craft beer drinkers, especially since the market isn’t saturated with them,” said Ken Lee, master brewer for Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. “They’re something a little different. It’s been a lot of fun for us as brewers to build upon our barrel-aged seasonal series, and to see how quickly these types of beers fly off the shelves.”