Born in 1853 to the son of an architect and master craftsman, Thomas S. Moore surmounted countless challenges in building his bourbon empire. Moore began making whiskey at what would become Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky in 1889. His distillery flourished, and Bardstown is now the Bourbon Capital of the World. Much like the Belle of Nelson, Moore’s original bourbon brands paying tribute to the rearing racehorse, his legacy lives on today through his namesake brands. Made at the very same distillery with mineral-rich water from the Tom Moore spring, this Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Merlot casks honors Moore’s relentless ambition and his commitment to crafting bourbon whiskey that stands the test of time. This well-aged Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was emptied from its oak casks after many years of aging and then refilled in Merlot wine casks, left to mature for several more years. The taste is soft and smooth, with notes of cherry, chocolate, and vanilla - a tribute to the early bourbon aristocrats, Thomas S. Moore.