Bourbon is an American Whiskey produced mainly in Kentucky, although there are notable bourbons from other US states. Bourbon has been a part of American culture since the late 18th century, when poor farmers in Maryland and Pennsylvania began distilling their excess grain crops. Read More »
A devilish twist on Jim Beam's regular bourbon, blending their 6 year old whiskey with spirit extracted from the wood of the cask itself, where it's soaked in over the years of maturation. This gives us a robust and hefty bourbon with a nice added chunk of woody richness.
Old Charter is a rye-recipe Kentucky straight bourbon from the Buffalo Trace distillery, awarded 89 points by Wine Enthusiast, who described it as "showing a sweet side full of toffee, vanilla and a rich oakiness. The finish is very long and very satisfying."
Labrot & Graham's Woodford Reserve is a superbly smooth, flavoursome bourbon, rich and full-bodied with a sophisticated range of flavours. Excellent as a digestif after a rich meal. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whiskey - USA
Possessing the greatest name in American whiskey, aged for six long years and bottled at a no-nonsense 103 US proof with an extra kick provided by the substituition of rye for wheat in the mash. What's not to like?
A bourbon named for Willie Nelson's famous song and complete with a guitar pick strapped to the neck of the bottle. On top of that reports suggest that the whisky itself is pretty good, raising it above a mere gimmick.
It's distilled in Kentucky. It's made with 'Bourbon Mash'. But it's not actually a bourbon at all, this is an 'Old-style American whiskey. In plain English, it can't be called Bourbon because it is aged in re-used oak barrels, whereas to be called Bourbon a whiskey must be aged in new barrels. So this is pretty interesting stuff.
A 10 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon distilled at the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort. It's an old brand of whisky, produced since 1874, and the 10 year old is a rich and complex expression in their lineup.
Very smart packaging on this old favourite from Buffalo Trace. W L Weller's high proportion of wheat in the mashbill gives this a silky smoothness, and the overall effect is a fantastic flavour and intensity - for an American whiskey of this age this is excellent value.
The yearly release of Evan Williams's vintaged single barrel whisky, aged for 9 years. The folks at Evan Williams know how to pick them, and with every vintage gaining a few breathless reviews we expect good things from this one as well.
A top-quality bourbon from Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare 10yo is outrageously smooth and deliciously fragrant and woody. Has to be one of the best bargains available in this price range. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whiskey - USA
Named after Ancient Age's master distiller, who selects the bourbons for this storming effort: baked fruits with deliciously smooth, rounded vanilla and spice notes. IWSC 2012 - Gold Outstanding Medal - Whiskey - USA