Following the successful launch of Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon in 1984, Age International (a previous owner of Buffalo Trace Distillery) released more single barrel variants using what is now known as Buffalo Trace’s mash bill number two. Sticking with the horse design theme that started with Blanton’s, Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon, the subject of this review, features a horse in the foreground and is named after farmland along the Kentucky River near Frankfort, Kentucky.
Among the mash bill number two, single barrel expressions, Rock Hill Farms bourbon certainly plays second fiddle to its more popular cousins, Blanton’s and Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon. However, at 100 proof, Rock Hill Farms stands out as the highest proof option of the mash bill number two single barrel group (which also includes Hancock’s President’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon). As mentioned in our review of Blanton’s, Buffalo Trace distills, ages, bottles, and distributes the mash bill number two bourbons, but Age International still owns the brands.