Left Bank Straight Bourbon Whisky is the history of bourbon in a bottle.
This spirit is distilled and aged on the banks of the Ohio River in Kentucky. Then it takes a winding journey by barrel on the river to New Orleans, where it is carefully married into small batches and bottled.
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Left Bank Straight Bourbon Whisky is the history of Bourbon in a bottle. In the early 1800’s, merchants would buy Kentucky whisky and send it downriver to the largest city in the west – New Orleans. The journey would take two or three months and it would enhance the flavor, making it an attractive spirit to the French-speaking, cognac-drinking New Orleanians.
Left Bank recreates that very same history and craft. Our bourbon is distilled and aged at least two years on the banks of the Ohio River. We add our own blend of additional staves to the barrels before they are loaded on a barge to make their way down river. Upon arrival in New Orleans, we select and marry the barrels into very small batches (4-8 barrels) and bottle them without chill filtration.
As much as 60-80% of the flavor profile of a whisky comes directly from maturation in barrels. Selecting the right barrels, adding finishing staves, sending them on their journey down the river, carefully blending and bottling at the perfect proof is at the heart of our craft aging process. This enables us to create a great tasting whisky with the story of bourbon built into its essence.
CRAFT AGED & BARRELED
Left Bank Straight Bourbon Whisky is double casked and craft aged at least two years in new charred oak. We carefully marry into very small batches before sending them on their journey down the river. This whisky lets you taste a shot of history in every glass.
A DOWNRIVER JOURNEY:
Circa 1807, the Tarascon Brothers shipped whisky from the small town of Shippingport – just below the falls of the Ohio and Louisville. The aging caused by this journey along the Mississippi to the Port of New Orleans resulted in a new spirit called Bourbon....
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Scroll through the snapshots of our downriver journey from Louisville to New Orleans and discover the aging process from barrel to bottle.
Try our new Recipes!
Create dishes and drinks infused with Left Bank Bourbon with our specialty cocktail suggestions and Southern inspired recipes. Mmmm-good!
What's in a Name?
Folks are wondering, where did Left Bank get its name? Derived from a spot of history and a splash of navigation, Left Bank and its design elements have a fascinating tale to tell!
SINGLE CASK: COMING SOON!
Left Bank offers you the unique flavors and various proofs with the specialty release of single cask whisky bourbon. This authentic and locally crafted single cask bourbon will tempt your tastebuds for both bourbon enthusiasts and whisky connoisseurs!
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THE CAPTAIN'S LOG
Left Bank owners Ken and Josh pen their thoughts on the aging process and their passion for bourbon whisky.
Read their blog entries and find out behind-the-scenes secrets from the Left Bank family!