It’s always exciting to whiskey geeks to find bottles they’ve never had before. Seeing how this is a new line extension from Pursuit Spirits it’s very safe to say I haven’t had it–or anything quite like it before–which is really exciting.
As I mentioned in the intro I’ve reviewed other products under the Pursuit Spirits umbrella and enjoyed both a single barrel rye and a single barrel bourbon. Owners Ryan Cecil and Kenny Coleman are sourcing whiskeys from what seems like every damn State in the US, which I supposed ties in nicely to the brand name Pursuit United. Their debut batch is a blend of straight bourbon whiskeys from three States: Kentucky, Tennessee, and New York.
I like that Pursuit United discloses as much as they’re able to, letting us know the Kentucky bourbon is from Bardstown Bourbon Company and the wheated bourbon is from Finger Lakes Distilling in New York. The Tennessee bourbon isn’t disclosed and I know what you’re thinking…or at least I think I do: Tennessee? Must be Dickel. Well, dear reader, if you were thinking that you would be wrong! While the source is not disclosed, the press information is clear about the fact that the Tennessee bourbon in this product is not from a distillery in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Interesting stuff. Let’s take a look at more from the Pursuit Spirits website:
Pursuit United is the perfect blend of three states. These barrels of rye and wheated bourbons were united to create an uncommon whiskey. A blend of mashbills that has both fruit and spice.
I’m excited to tear into this and see what it’s all about. We’re looking at a 108 proof non-chill filtered expression of straight bourbon whiskeys…let’s go!