Pack your bags and get ready to take a trip to Kentucky whiskey country every time you get your lips on the new Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Dallas will soon be able to order up a 22 year aged whiskey in a delicious bourbon cocktail and sip on it over a few rocks or neat if that is how you prefer yours. But whatever you do, make sure you ask your bartender for some Blade and Bow Whiskey during your next trip to your favorite Dallas establishment.

Guests of Blade and Bow were treated to a Kentucky style “open air” dinner at Bistro 31 in the Champagne room and mingled with American Whiskey Ambassador Doug Kragel and Master of Whiskey Mayra Isais while sipping some eclectic cocktails featuring and being educated on the rigorous process in which Blade and Bow Whiskey is crafted.

guests toast


The Blade and Bow story began with the founding of the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, a Louisville icon and home to the fathers of bourbon. This distillery has pumped out a few whiskies (Pappy Van Winkle… pretty darn good from what I hear) that have taken the world by storm since 1935. Ever since, bourbon has been taken to another level here until distilling stopped in 1992.

This is where Blade and Bow comes in, and continues the legacy of the distillery in an ultra premium whiskey that uses a unique Solera System aging process to preserve some of the distillery’s oldest whiskey stocks, including some of the last bourbon produced there before it closed in 1992. The solera liquid is intertwines with other fine whiskies aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Aged in new charred American white oak barrels, this bourbon has a subtle aroma of fresh fruit and a taste that includes hints of dried apricot, ripe pear and a sweet roasted grain. The finish has notes of charred oak and warm winter spices. Absolute perfection is achieved.

Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was honored with a Gold Medal at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Collect the five distinct keys – some rarer than others – that adorn every bottle and you will be treated to a distillery tour as well as many other gifts for your hard work and dedication to enjoying one of the finest whiskeys available to the general public.



If you are feeling extra swanky, try your best to get your hands on the limited release Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.  Smooth and smoky, this whiskey taste is accented with notes of torched sugar and apples baked in honey and spices. Its aroma is one of toasted oak mixed with vanilla bean, fig and just a touch of caramel. Named the Best Straight Bourbon and received the Double Gold Medal at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, it goes to show the passion and dedication that Blade and Bow elicits during the whiskey process and are ready to share it with Dallas.

Here are some recipes from the event using Blade and Bow Whiskey. Try whipping these up at home once you add a bottle of Blade and Bow to your home bar repertoire.

Lady Marmalade

Lady Marmalade

1.3 oz. Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

.6 oz. Yellow Chartreuse

.3 oz. Amaro Averna

.75 oz. Lemon Juice

1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

1 tsp. Orange Marmalade

Served on the rocks garnished with rosemary sprig garnish

Black Mountain

Black Mountain

1.3 oz. Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Macerated Blackberries

Lavender Simple Syrup

Black Cherry Vinegar (Luxardo cherry syrup mixed with apple cider vinegar)

.5 oz. Lemon Juice
3 – 4 Mint Leaves

Served on the rocks with a mint leaf garnish

Mediterranean Manhattan

Mediterranean Manhattan

1.3 oz. Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

.75 oz. Lustau East India Solera Sherry

1 dash Black Walnut Bitters

Served in a rocks glass with one large cube garnished with a sour maraschino cherry

Remember to ask for Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey next time you head out for a cocktail or two, and always enjoy responsibly. Cheers and don’t forget to tag your social media photos with #bladeandbow!




(Disclaimer: My meal and drinks was complimentary and all thoughts are my own.)