Beam Announces Release of Hardin’s Creek Frankfort


August 7, 2023

Hardin's Creek Frankfort bourbon bottle

The James B. Beam Distilling Co. is launching the second installment within the Hardin’s Creek Kentucky Series, called Hardin’s Creek Frankfort.

The Kentucky Series takes whiskey fans on a journey of “Kentucky Terroir,” featuring three Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey expressions, all aged for 17 years with the same mash bill — the only difference being the location of aging. This limited-edition collection of ultra-rare expressions includes Hardin’s Creek Clermont (released June 2023), Hardin’s Creek Frankfort and Hardin’s Creek Boston (coming in September).

Hardin’s Creek Frankfort is a 17-year-old Bourbon, aged at The James B. Beam Distilling Co.’s Frankfort campus in Kentucky. The creek bed at the Frankfort campus covers the storied rack houses in a blanket of humidity, making everything age more slowly. The unique terroir of Frankfort lends this Bourbon a flavor distinct from the other two expressions in the series, making for a delicate oak-infused pour, with notes of sweet caramel and floral tobacco. 

“These liquids are comprised of the same mash bill, and aged for the same amount of time, but resulted in a different tasting profile,” Freddie Noe, Eighth Generation Master Distiller of the Fred B. Noe Distillery, said in a news release. “It’s a real testament to how micro-climates and diverse landscapes can impart major differences on the flavor profile of each whiskey. The humidity and airflow in our Frankfort campus influence the evaporation and oxidization processes, making a slower reaction to the color and flavor.”

Hardin’s Creek Frankfort was bottled at 110 proof and has an SRP of $169.99.

Launched in 2022, Hardin’s Creek is a series of ongoing releases featuring some of the James B. Beam Distilling Co.’s rarest and most unique whiskeys. The releases showcase James B. Beam Distilling Co’s whiskey-making credentials inclusive of age, blending, mash bill, distillation, barrels, rack house locations and more. The brand launched with its inaugural expressions, Jacob’s Well and Colonel James B. Beam, and launched The Kentucky Series in 2023.

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