"THE BEST VALUE BOURBON YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF"
David Driscoll at Two Nineteen says of Cyrus Noble Bourbon Whiskey, "a brand with more authentic whiskey history than any of these newcomers could dream of" while lauding its authenticity and honesty.
He adds, "Up until recently, it was contracted from Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, but a new 5+ year iteration from Bardstown Bourbon Company just down the road had my taste buds excited this past week upon sampling it.
With plenty of sweet baking spices upfront, the newest version of Cyrus Noble is balanced by toffee and peanut brittle notes with just the right amount of pepper. It’s a simple 90 proof specimen, but it’s supremely satisfying considering I paid just $34.99 at my local retailer. Yet, beyond the basic Bourbon talk, what really inspires me about the whiskey is its birthright. While other throwback labels are a fabrication and have little to do with the brand’s authentic history, Cyrus Noble is still contracted and bottled today by the same family that started it.
So why don’t more people know about it? Because, for Haas Brothers owner Steven Burrows, Cyrus Noble is more a responsibility of legacy than anything else. “I didn’t want to be the generation that dropped the ball and ended the historic run,” Steven said to me during a recent conversation; “Other than during Prohibition, Cyrus Noble Bourbon has been bottled and sold by my family for over 150 years. It’s my duty as the Haas Brothers steward to keep it alive; my obligation to my inheritance and those who did the same before me.”
Read more at Two Nineteen.