Last year Sam and I had the great pleasure of meeting Joe and Lauren Luby. Joe and Lauren are the proud owners of two Doberman pups who inspired their new brand of bourbon, Two Bitch. What started off as an idea from an annual whiskey party, turned into a fabulous product that was released early this summer.
Now when we first met Joe and Lauren, a year ago, it was decided that they were going to have their own bourbon created, but as we all know that perfection takes its sweet time and it is hard to be patient. We are so glad that you changed your minds for batch #001.
Joe and Lauren decided to reach out to a number of distilleries and purchase barrels that were ready for the next step. Once the barrels were purchased they started blending to reach that perfect ratio and proof that would have Two Bitch Bourbon stand out above the rest. The main flavor for batch #001 comes from 4 year barrels.
Nose for batch #001 is a strong butterscotch and pepper scent. I found that the more I opened my mouth to smell the aroma the more pepper I received. The butterscotch is more pronounced with almost closed lips.
Taste: This bourbon starts strong with a tone of oak, which warms the mouth and then moves into a vanilla, and caramelized sugar flavor. As you are enjoying the sweetness of the sugars the rye comes in for a nice finish. It definitely gives you a bold bourbon flavor that is perfect for sipping and enjoying anytime of year. It is so delicious that if you weren’t paying attention I can see where one might keep refilling their drink and then the whole bottle would be gone.
This bourbon can be found at a number of establishments in Nevada and online at Love Scotch (http://www.lovescotch.com/p/two-bitch-bourbon-whiskey). I highly recommend that you check out this spirit before its gone.
So what is next for Two Bitch Bourbon? Well they are already working on Batch #002, and it looks like this batch will consist of some longer aged bourbon barrels. Sounds like there are some other projects in the works for the future. Can’t wait to hear about their future plans and taste Batch #002.
Congrats, Joe and Lauren on a fabulous start to this bourbon adventure!