Goose Island Announces 2019 Bourbon County Variants

Goose Island Announces 2019 Bourbon County Variants

Goose Island has announced the 2019 Bourbon County lineup of its famous bourbon barrel-aged stouts. Eight variants will once again take the stage, including seven stouts, and the return of one very special 2018 favorite. A collection of stouts will also make its debut.

Without further adieu, here are the Goose Island Bourbon County variants for 2019.

  • Bourbon County Stout – The original Bourbon County Stout is aged in a mix of Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey bourbon barrels for 2019.
  • Bourbon County Double Barrel Stout – Doubling down on time and barrels, this variant is aged for two years in two different Elijah Craig barrels. It’s first aged one year in 11-year-old Elijah Craig barrels, then aged another year in 12-year-old Elijah Craig barrels.
  • 2-year Reserve Bourbon County Stout – This oak-forward variant is aged for two years in 11-year-old Knob Creek barrels.
  • Reserve Rye Bourbon County Stout – Aged exclusively in Heaven Hill’s highly sought after Rittenhouse Rye barrels for unique spice.
  • Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout – An “homage to variants of years past,” 2019 Proprietor’s melds coconut, cocoa nibs, vanilla, and toasted pecans for a brew “reminiscent of Tiramisu.”
  • Bourbon County Wheatwine Ale – After a successful debut last year, Wheatwine returns, aged in Larceny wheated bourbon barrels for a softer flavor profile.
  • Bourbon County Café de Olla Stout – Bourbon County Stout with Intelligentsia Coffee beans and cold brew, along with cassia bark, orange peel, and panela sugar.
  • Bourbon County Mon Chéri Stout – Made with Balenton and Montmorency cherries, granola, oats, and brown sugar. This newcomer is, très romantique, a liquid love letter from brewer Quinn “to his wife who loves cherries,” according to a press release.

Additionally for 2019, Goose Island is introducing the Bourbon County Stout Vertical Collection, a set of 2017, 2018, and 2019 Bourbon County Stouts. Tasting multiple vintages side-by-side will allow fans to “enhance your understanding of how the taste of BCS changes over time,” Goose Island said in a press release.

As always, Goose Island Bourbon County will go on sale on Black Friday (November 29, 2019). Stay tuned for our 2019 Bourbon County ranking in the coming months.

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