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 »
Packaged in an old-style bottle, Bulleit bourbon has developed a loyal following in the decade or so since its arrival on UK shores. The high rye content (around 30%) gives this a spicy kick. Now bottled at 45% in line with the strength seen in the Americas.
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.
A great Buffalo Trace gift pack featuring a bottle of the eponymous Kentucky Straight bourbon, a cocktail book and a very smart steel julep tin to be filled with said bourbon and crushed ice and garnished with a sprig of mint. Delicious!
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.
A special release from Heaven Hill for the 2012 US election, celebrating the blue states - those that voted Democrat. This was part of a pair of releases (red and blue) to let drinkers decide. The result of the drinker's vote hasn't been announced...
A special release from Heaven Hill for the 2012 US election, celebrating the red states - those that voted Republican. This was part of a pair of releases (red and blue) to let drinkers decide. The result of the drinker's vote hasn't been announced...
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 single barrel bourbon from Buffalo Trace, the Eagle Rare 10yo is deliciously fragrant and woody, and has to be one of the best bargains available in this price range. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whiskey - USA