Calumet Farm Single Rack Black 16yr Bourbon
William Monroe Wright established Calumet Farm in 1924 on a small farm in Lexington, KY. After Wright's death in 1933, his son Warren began to move the farm's business toward Thoroughbred racing. After developing the farm's stock and pedigree for a short time, the Wright's hired fame horse trainer Ben A. Jones. Through dedication, passion, and hard work, the farm began an unparalleled ascent, eventually topping the horse racing world. This rise to glory would cement Calumet Farm as one of the most dominant names in horse racing history. Over the decades that came, the farm produced 2 Triple Crown winners, 8 Kentucky Derby winners, and 8 Preakness winners. Calumet Farm is proud to have 11 horses in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame.
It is with the same passion and dedication that they craft this bourbon.
106 Proof - 53% ABV
Rack No.: W 4005.09
Batch Size: 19 Barrels
Mashbill: 74% Corn, 15% Rye, 8% Malted barley
After a stunning 2-year-old season in 1947, famed trainer Ben Jones knew that their horse was set to have a breakout 3-year-old season. In 1948 Citation furthered his campaign toward becoming a legend. He began the season with a handful of wins. Then Eddie Arcaro was tapped to jockey Citation. The first race pairing the two was a disappointing loss at the Chesapeake Trail Stakes. This would be the last race that Citation would lose for nearly two years.
Citation would go on to capture the 1948 Triple Crown and be named Horse of the Year. By the end of his 3-year-old season, he had a total record of 27 victories and two 2nd place finishes out of 29 starts. Citation would go on winning and be the first major North American horse to amass a 16 race win streak and to top $1 million in career earnings.
To honor the legacy of Calumet Farm and its second Triple Crown winning horse, this exquisite bourbon has been crafted with the same passion and dedication that led Citation to victory.