Four-time NBA Champion and two-time MVP Stephen Curry is entering the bourbon market. These days, it’s not too uncommon to hear about some super-star putting their name on a bourbon brand from a large bourbon maker. What’s unique about Curry’s new bourbon brand is he went small. In fact, there was no column still involved in the making of Gentleman’s Cut bourbon, this bourbon was made by hand on a 500 gallon copper pot still by industry partner Boone County Distilling Co. near Florence, Kentucky.
Gentleman’s Cut Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled in pot stills with a 75% Corn, 21% Rye and 4% Malted Barley mashbill. The whiskey is then aged 5-7 years in charred new white oak barrels giving the whiskey a full-bodied palate and complex aromatic profile resulting in tasting notes of cinnamon, seared caramel, and sweet toasted chestnut.
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“Celebrations take on many different forms, from intimate gatherings to major milestones, and at the center of each memorable moment is a spirit rooted in history and tradition,” said Stephen Curry. “I’m proud to have helped carefully craft a new signature Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Gentleman’s Cut. This rich, complex and bold bourbon is the perfect offering to commemorate life’s great occasions and will be part of a raised-glass toasting moment in the lives of my fans, friends and family.”
The name Gentleman’s Cut speaks to the art of crafting a truly fine spirit, as well as to Curry’s skillful movement on and off the court. Motivated by his passion for premium bourbon, Curry was intimately involved in every step of the process – from the manufacturing, blending, and aging to the packaging and marketing efforts. At the heart of the spirit’s label is a personal message from him.
The bourbon is distilled, aged, and bottled by Game Changer Distillery in Boone County, Kentucky. Curry’s SC30 Inc. partnered with John Schwartz (owner of highly acclaimed Amuse Bouche Winery in Napa Valley) to form a joint venture with Boone County Distilling Co., celebrating the craft spirit pioneer of the region. Located on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, Boone County Distilling – born in 1833 – resurrected the time-tested culture, pride, and determination of the craft, and continues a tradition of quality, grain-to-glass spirits methods.
“In close collaboration with Stephen, we produced a high-quality aged bourbon offered at a great value that will resonate with bourbon connoisseurs and help grow the craft bourbon category to our global audience,” said Schwartz.
Gentleman’s Cut Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is bottled at 90 proof (45% ABV) and is offered with a suggested retail price of $79.99 per 750mL. Gentleman’s Cut Bourbon will be released worldwide in May at The Boone County Distilling Co. following the inaugural bottling. In addition, Gentleman’s Cut has signed a national distribution agreement with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Internationally, China Duty Free Group, which operates more than 200 stores in 70 cities, will be among a select group of importers establishing the brand overseas.
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