Frank August has unveiled its inaugural release, a Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Each batch is blended with no more than 10-15 barrels. Bottled at 50% ABV, Frank August Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey adheres to the stringent Bottled-In-Bond requirements.
On the nose, the whiskey opens with hints of caramel and vanilla that are balanced with warm oak and mild baking spices which warm the senses. The palate echoes those initial sweet caramel and vanilla notes on the front of the tongue, with cinnamon and rye bread spices coming forward, as it gradually transitions to the back of the tongue. At 100 proof, it balances heat and smoothness while hints of brown and malt sugars begin to present themselves. The finish is described as medium – long.
Its minimalist bottle design is custom made to reflect the brand’s philosophy of modernity and belief that less is more. The bottle was intentionally crafted to function as a decanter, with a heavy-weight brass closure, discrete precious metal gold decoration and a clear back label which peels away, leaving zero residue. The disciplined design details serve to inspire a ‘second life’ once the bottle has been fully enjoyed.
In addition to their flagship Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Frank August will be introducing two new expressions in October 2022: a Single Barrel product, as well as a ‘Case Study’ program where they will be experimenting with various finishing techniques. Frank August’s first release of ‘Case Study’ will be with Mizunara (Japanese Oak).
“We’re humbled and excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the rich history of bourbon, through telling the story of Frank August,” said CEO and Co-Founder, Johnathan Crocker. “Can bourbon be more than what we’ve confined it to be? Can its identity of America’s Spirit be more than that of just legacy? We believe so and look forward to telling that story.”
Retailing for $69.99, Frank August bourbon is currently available in California, Arizona, Washington, Nevada, Kentucky, Washington D.C., and Florida. It will be available in New York come August.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.