Blade + Bow 22

To celebrate the historic Stitzel-Weller Distillery first opening its doors 86 years ago, Blade and Bow has re-released its highly sought-after 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Masterfully aged and bottled at the historic Stitzel-Weller Distillery itself, the award-winning American whiskey will be available in 19 markets as well as on-site at Stitzel-Weller and the distillery’s Garden & Gun Club in Louisville, KY, as supplies last.

“Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old pays homage to the artful passion and celebrated craftsmanship of the famed Stitzel-Weller Distillery,” said Doug Kragel, Lead Educator for Blade and Bow. “With the perfect blend of smoky, spicy, and sweet, whiskey enthusiasts seeking an expression of true mastery are sure to be delighted with the rich history that is palpable in every sip.”

Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old is released annually in September, in time for National Bourbon Heritage Month, a month-long celebration highlighting the heritage, craftsmanship, tradition, and achievements that the bourbon industry has contributed to the United States.

Another exciting tribute to the historic Stitzel-Weller Distillery is the opening of the new Garden & Gun Club. This destination cocktail bar is inspired by Garden & Gun magazine’s hospitality franchise and located on the second floor of the famed Louisville distillery. In addition to offering a unique food and drink menu, a 22-Year-Old tasting experience is also available for purchase. The exclusive tasting includes one ounce of Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old in a handcrafted Terrane Glass, alongside a signature wool tartan bag, Blade and Bow enamel pin, and tasting notes guide.

Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is available now in the following markets: California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Due to the finite amount of liquid available to consumers, the anticipated demand for 22-Year-Old is extremely high. As a result, there is not a guaranteed timeframe of how long this novelty bourbon will be accessible.

I’m lucky enough to have a bottle of 22 sitting on my (top) shelf.  Not only am I honored to own it, I’m excited to experience something that justifies cracking it open.



  1. Poor+Man
    11/15/2021 / 10:21 AM

    So – for all of us who have some vague understanding of Stitzel-Weller Distillery and how it was the original womb of Pappy Van Winkle but then it wasnt, is this product supposed to be the return of the original formula for what launched Pappy madness?

    Not trying to be snarky, just asking out of pure ignorance.

    • Sugar Magnolia
      11/15/2021 / 5:20 PM

      Ehh not really. Blade and Bow uses a solera aging method blending old SW juice with younger whiskey. Theoretically, I guess each bottle will always contain some of the old SW stuff. It’s a little gimmicky IMO. I’m not exactly sure the mashbill for B&B but it certainly isn’t PVW

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