Kentucky Senator Bourbon Releases Cooper Edition


May 30, 2023

Kentucky Senator Bourbon Cooper

Kentucky Senator Bourbon is set to unveil its fourth release of Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey, named after U.S. Senator John Sherman Cooper of Somerset in Pulaski County.

Hitting shelves this summer, the John Sherman Cooper Release comes on the heels of the announcement that Kentucky Senator Spirits won an ASCOT Award – the famed international bourbon competition – for quality of taste of previous releases.

This highly anticipated release is named after the esteemed U.S. Senator John Sherman Cooper. Aged eight years – previous releases have been aged 6-7 years – in oak barrels, this Bourbon is 107 proof with a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley.

Kentucky Senator Bourbon will distribute approximately 1,000 bottles of this 2023 limited edition small batch Bourbon, to be sold with a suggested retail price of $134.99. It has been distilled and aged in Kentucky, bottled at Bluegrass Distillers in Lexington and is being distributed by Kentucky Eagle Wine & Spirits.

The John Sherman Cooper Release will be rolled out at select Kentucky retailers, with a single barrel private selection at all Liquor Barn stores. This limited-edition release is also available online at

In addition to the small batch bottles available next month in Kentucky liquor stores, bars and restaurants, Kentucky Senator Bourbon will feature a limited quantity for sale at the world-famous Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington, D.C.

The Kentucky Senator Bourbon brand was revived in 2019 by co-founders, Andre Regard and Damon Thayer.

“Damon and I have been able to unleash our passion for Kentucky’s native spirit,” Regard said in a news release.

Each release is named for a U.S. Senator from Kentucky. To learn more about why John Sherman Cooper was chosen for Kentucky Senator Bourbon’s fourth release, visit the company website,

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