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Our Whiskeys
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AWARD-WINNING WHISKEYS

"Named One Of the Best Whiskeys Of 2021" - Paste Magazine

We strive to deliver exceptional whiskeys that can be enjoyed at any occasion. Our innovative approach to maturation gives us the ability to bring you a different whiskey experience with every release. We're proud to have received Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for our Single Barrel Rye and our Barrel Strength Rye, and Double Gold for our Toasted Barrel Rye and Char#1 Rye. We are also excited to have received Platinum for our Char #1 Bourbon and Smoked Barrel Rye. We truly hope you enjoy the Buzzard's Roost experience, and invite you to sit back, relax, and roost a while.

Barrel Strength BBN 2022 Gold Medal

BARREL STRENGTH BOURBON

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Created from a blend of 4 to 6 year old whiskeys and then aged in our one-of- a- kind, proprietary oak barrels, Buzzard's Roost Barrel Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey is packed with flavor that is perfect for sipping on its own or enjoying in the finest of cocktails.

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CHAR #1 BOURBON

105 PROOF

Created from 4-year-old whiskey, and aged in our proprietary barrels, Char #1 Bourbon carries notes of cherry and dark fruit that stand out in any bourbon cocktail and is perfect for sipping and roosting. 

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TOASTED AMERICAN OAK BOURBON

105 PROOF

Created from a blend of 4 & 5 year old double-barreled bourbons, Buzzard's Roost Toasted American Oak Bourbon is a unique blend of confectionary and baking spice goodness. 

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BARREL STRENGTH RYE

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Our most prized barrels are offered to you uncut, unfiltered, straight out of the barrel. Only a select few barrels will meet the criteria to be offered at Barrel Strength. It's no wonder this four-year-old whiskey won a Gold Medal at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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TOASTED BARREL RYE

105 PROOF

A Double Gold award-winning whiskey, our Toasted Barrel is a thoughtfully blended three-year-old rye that’s finished in one-of-a-kind toasted barrels which lend a vanilla character. 

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CHAR #1 RYE

105 PROOF

A Double-Gold award-winning whiskey, Tastefully and carefully blended from only a few barrels in our stock, each batch is always different, always delicious.

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SINGLE BARREL RYE

105 PROOF

A unique and award-winning bottling from one of our favorite barrels in the warehouse. This release took home Gold from the 2020 San Francisco Spirits Competition and received a 91 point rating from Whisky Advocate.

TOASTED FRENCH OAK BOURBON

105 PROOF

Created from 5-year-old whiskey aged in French oak barrels from the Limousin region of France, this bourbon is packed with a complex mix of sweet and oaky flavors.

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Our Process

OUR PROCESS

We start by sourcing the best aged whiskey we can find, but the real magic is in our barrels. We use only brand new, 53-gallon white oak barrels that are carefully toasted and very lightly charred. Each one is designed from the ground up to deliver a specific flavor profile.

 

We work closely with our cooperage to tweak every parameter of the barrel  - from the seasoning to the charring to the development of our custom toast profiles. All of our barrels are unique and proprietary to our company, giving Buzzard’s Roost a truly one-of-a kind flavor. After resting only a few weeks in our new barrels, the whiskey is purposefully transformed and ready for bottling.

Our Story
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OUR STORY

Judy Hollis Jones & Jason Brauner 2023

Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey started in 2019, after Judy Hollis Jones and Jason Brauner met while doing a barrel pick. As the two got to know each other, an idea started to form. “Let’s start our own bourbon brand!” they said. They knew they wanted Buzzard’s Roost to be not just exceptional but unique. So they turned to a trusted barrel expert at Independent Stave Company, who worked with them to create proprietary barrels for secondary maturation. It was decided to use Char #1 on all their barrels, to let the whiskey access the oak influence more easily. It was also decided to season that oak for at least 18 months (6 months is the norm for other brands). And finally, they developed a series of exclusive toast profiles to coax out specific characteristics from the oak, bringing rare flavor combinations to every Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey.


Judy took on the role of CEO, leading distribution, operations, sales and marketing, while Jason heads up production, ensuring that each batch of Buzzard’s Roost exceeds the expectations of discerning whiskey drinkers. From their first three barrels of Indiana rye, Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey was a hit.
Today, Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey is built around six core expressions and special limited release whiskies are launched several times a year. Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey can be found online, in 10 states and at the Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey
Row Experience in downtown Louisville.
Their shared goal for Buzzard’s Roost is to redefine what American whiskey can be through innovation, experience and – like a buzzard – sharp, long-range vision.

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