‘First’ US bacon-flavoured Bourbon launchesBy Melita Kiely
Spirits producer Branded Spirits USA has launched the “first” bacon-infused Bourbon in the States, called Ol’ Major Bacon Bourbon.
The new variant was the brainchild of Nick Chen, chief of staff at Branded Spirits USA, who was inspired to create the flavour after sampling a bacon Bourbon cocktail.
Ol’ Major Bacon Bourbon is “gently” infused with bacon using the process of pressure infusion to combine the flavours of bacon and Bourbon together.
Chen said: “ We knew people would love our product.
“What we didn’t know is that it would grow so darn fast.”
Ol’ Major Bacon Bourbon is the latest addition to Branded Spirits USA’s portfolio, which includes Ice Fox Vodka, Hana Gin, Motu Rum, HM the King blended Scotch whisky and two Cognacs – Majesté XO and VSOP.
The bacon-flavoured whiskey is bottled at 35% abv and is available now in select markets throughout the US.