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 single barrel bourbon from Virginia's A Smith Bowman distillery - John J Bowman, named for an early pioneer and Kentucky settler. They redistill spirit from Buffalo Trace's distillery in their large pot still before ageing and bottling, for a clean and richly flavoured whiskey.
Stagg Jr shares many characteristics with its older brother George T Stagg. It's big, bold and high strength, but younger and more accessible. The first batch has been aged for between 8 and 9 years with a perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavours.
The classic Maker's Mark topped with a double dipping of red and white wax. One of their many special edition 'waxings' we think this one is in hnour of the Alabama State Prde 2009 National Championship...
A single recipe is selected, by Master Distiller Jim Rutledge, from the 10 that are used to make Four Roses whiskeys. This is then bottled at barrel strength and released as Four Roses's Limited Edition Single Barrel.
The fourth in Woodford Reserve's Masters Collection, Seasoned Oak Finish has been finished in barrels that have been seasoned (ie left outside) for three to five years (rather than the usual three to five months). This process of seasoning changes the wood by reducing tannins and ultimately creates a new range of flavour compounds, and the resulting whisky is proclaimed by Woodford to be their 'most robust whiskey yet'.
The Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project is one of the most ambitious releases of whiskey that we've ever seen. 192 different whiskies each made by varying 7 of the elements of the recipe to give a range that shows the effect of each factor: Where in the tree the barrel wood comes from; thickness of wood grain; stave seasoning time; level of char; mash bill; barrel filling proof; and position in the warehouse.