Bardstown Bourbon Company The Prisoner starts with exceptional 9 year old Tennessee bourbon which is then finished in The prisoner Wine Company's French oak red wine barrels for 18 months. The result is a complex, welcoming bouquet of blackberry and black cherry blended with aromas of rich honey, vanilla, and baking spices. Hints of the original premium grape blend take the lead on the palate with a touch of sweetness, turning to a ringing, balanced finish.