Buzzard’s Roost Celebrates Third Anniversary With New Releases


July 28, 2022

Buzzards Roost two bottles

Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey is celebrating its third anniversary with a pair of new bourbon releases: Char #1 Bourbon and Toasted American Oak Bourbon.

Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey launched in Kentucky in the summer of 2019 with three barrels of rye whiskey. Three years later, Buzzard’s Roost is distributed in 10 markets, has launched nine new products and anticipates 400 percent growth in 2022 against 2021.

Buzzard’s Roost are crafted using a break-through combination of techniques for second barrel maturation including 18-month-seasoned oak barrels with a Char #1 over very specific and intentional levels of toast.

Since launching in Kentucky, Buzzard’s Roost has expanded into Massachusetts (21st Century Wine Co.) and Ohio (SGWS) in 2021, and in 2022 the brand has moved into New Mexico (Santa Fe Boutique Wines), Arkansas (Arkansas Wine & Spirits), Tennessee (Best Brands), Louisiana (Wines Unlimited), Victoria, Canada (Drinks-Inc.), Illinois (Burke Beverage) and North Carolina (Johnson Bros.). A distribution agreement in Georgia (General Wholesalers Corporation) is in progress and more states are on the 2022 horizon.

Here are Buzzard’s Roost is two new bourbons:

Char #1 Bourbon: With a mash bill of 59% corn, 36% rye and 5% malted barley, this 4-year-old double-barreled Indiana-sourced bourbon is limited to 250 cases for the time being. Suggested retail price is $55.

Toasted American Oak Bourbon: This blend of 4 and 5-year-old double-barreled Indiana-sourced bourbon is a blend of two mash bills: one is 74% corn, 21% rye and 5% malted barley, and the other is 59% corn, 36% rye and 5% malted barley. Suggested retail price is $75 and 530 cases are available.

“We love giving people something new to discover every few months,” said Master Blender Jason Brauner. “After the success of our limited-edition Toasted French Oak Bourbon earlier this year, we thought it would be fun to release our two newest expressions – a bourbon focused on the magic of our Char #1 barrels and another toasted barrel bourbon – this time in American oak.”

As Buzzard’s Roost heads into its fourth year, the brand anticipates opening a micro-distillery and tasting room in downtown Louisville on Bourbon Row and will continue its marketplace expansion.

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