Pursuit Spirits Re-Releases Toasted Oak Bourbon


May 30, 2023

Pursuit Spirits Toasted Oak Collection French bottle shot square

Pursuit Spirits announced the re-release of its Pursuit United Oak Collection Bourbon Finished with Toasted American and French Oak with Batch #4CD. The formula was developed by Master Blender Ryan Cecil, who balances the flavors of the oak finishes through a double blending process.

The Oak Collection is an ongoing series of curated whiskey blends and barrel finishes that provide an exploration of taste and constant innovation. Pursuit United Bourbon Finished with Toasted American and French Oak is a hit among consumers and critics alike, scoring a 95 and awarded Gold at the 2023 New York International Spirits Competition.

For this release, the base blend was created using 10 barrels that were hand-selected from three different distilleries in Kentucky (Bardstown Bourbon Company), Tennessee (Undisclosed, but not in Tullahoma), and New York (Finger Lakes Distilling). The process involved dividing the blend into proprietary ratios and imparting the two oak flavor profiles individually in a finishing vessel.

Once each component has the desired amount of toasted or French oak character, the two are blended together once again. This double blending process provides an innovative and custom flavor profile where sweetness and bitterness compliment each other.

Pursuit United Oak Collection Bourbon Finished with Toasted American and French Oak is bottled at 108 proof and is now available in select markets in CO, GA, KY, MO, NM, OH, TN, TX, and online at seelbachs.com for $74.99. Use the store locator on pursuitspirits.com to find a store near you.

Founded in 2018 by the creators of the popular podcast Bourbon Pursuit, Pursuit Spirits is rooted in providing consumers an uncommon whiskey experience, created for the curious drinker who wants something fun, creative, and original. Today, Pursuit Spirits offers award-winning small-batch products with Pursuit United Bourbon and Pursuit United Rye as well as their single barrel product, Pursuit Series.

Editor’s Note: While Fred Minnick is affiliated with the Bourbon Pursuit podcast, he is not affiliated with Pursuit Spirits.