Town Branch Distillery launches first barrel-finished expression, Town Branch® Bourbon: Sherry Cask Finished

September 14, 2018

Launch coincides with the induction of late distillery founder Dr. Pearse Lyons into the prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame

Media Release

September 14, 2018

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Town Branch Distillery is diving into the world of experimental bourbons and barrel finishes with its first limited-release edition of Town Branch® Bourbon.

The exclusive new spirit, Town Branch® Bourbon: Sherry Cask Finished, is a 9-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey from the early days of Town Branch Distillery. Finishing the bourbon in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks gives this new expression an exceptionally smooth finish with a depth of flavor, including notes of roasted pecans with dried plums and raisins.

“Finishing Town Branch Bourbon in the sherry casks for nine months imparted a dry finish that complements the natural caramel and vanilla notes in the whiskey, as well as a rich burgundy color,” said Mark Coffman, master distiller at Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.  “We selected nine barrels of the best bourbon in our warehouse for this expression.”

Bottled at 100-proof, Town Branch Bourbon: Sherry Cask Finished will go on sale the week of Sept. 24 at select retailers and will also be available at the Town Branch Distillery Visitor’s Center.

In addition to the launch, National Bourbon Month is punctuated by another Town Branch Distillery milestone with the induction of late distillery founder Dr. Pearse Lyons into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. The prestigious honor recognizes individuals and organizations that have made a significant and transformational impact on the stature, growth and awareness of bourbon.

“At his core, my father was an innovator,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, Pearse’s son and president and CEO of Alltech. “It is fitting that today we celebrate his contributions to the bourbon industry while launching an innovative spirit with Town Branch Bourbon: Sherry Cask Finished.”

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Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon

Image caption: Town Branch® Bourbon: Sherry Cask Finished will be available from select retailers beginning the week of Sept. 24. 

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Mark Lyons and Deirdre Lyons at the induction of the late Dr. Pearse Lyons into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of fame.

Image caption: Dr. Mark Lyons (far left) and Mrs. Deirdre Lyons (second from left) celebrate the induction of Dr. Pearse Lyons, the late founder of Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.

About Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company:

Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is the producer of award-winning beer and spirits and is one of a handful of joint brewing and distilling operations in the world. Since its founding in 2000 by Irish entrepreneur Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech, its Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale® has grown to become the brewery’s flagship brew, capitalizing on the brewery’s proximity to fresh Kentucky bourbon barrels. Today, the Kentucky Ale family of brews — Kentucky Ale®, Kentucky Kölsch®, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale®, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout®, Kentucky IPA® and a unique barrel-aged seasonal series — has collected numerous awards. In 2012, the company became part of the world-renowned Kentucky Bourbon Trail® with the opening of its Town Branch Distillery, which crafts Town Branch® Bourbon, Town Branch® Rye, Pearse Lyons Reserve® malt whiskey, Town Branch Gin and Bluegrass Sundown® bourbon-infused coffee liqueur. For more information, visit For high-resolution photos, visit

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