Small Batch whiskey is Blended from a very small number of exceptional casks - typically no more than 20 barrels. Small Batch shares many of the characteristics of Single Barrel in terms of quality and depth of flavour - but has the added advantages of being in better supply, easier to get hold of and generally a bit cheaper. Read More »
A terrific small batch bourbon from Four Roses - and in this case, Small Batch means just that - only four casks are used in the construction of each release. Sweet and spicy, with a generous dash of vanilla, this is a treat. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Bourbon 7 years and under
Created to represent whiskey before it was mass produced, Knob Creek embodies the look, feel and taste of pre-prohibition bourbon. This is a long-aged, high-rye bourbon from Jim Beam. Whisky Bible 2011: Bourbon of the Year (9 Years & Under); 94 Points
This 'Very Small Batch' bourbon has been aged in barrels with a very light char, allowing a myriad of secondary flavours to express themselves that would otherwise be masked by a heavier char. The result is a very approachable, easy-drinking bourbon of the highest quality.
Produced by Heaven Hill, Larceny bourbon uses wheat as the secondary grain rather than rye. This gives it a smoother flavour than you're average bourbon. Larceny is a small batch bourbon, made using no more than 100 barrels and bottled at a slightly higher 92 proof.
A 35cl bottle of the splendidly-named Hudson Baby Bourbon - the first legal aged grain spirit to be produced in New York since Prohibition ended over 75 years ago. Unusually for bourbon, Hudson's spirit is pot-distilled and is aged in small new oak casks. Please note that this is a 35cl bottle
Hudson Four Grain bourbon is made using the Tuthilltown distillery's unique recipe of the common grains used for a bourbon mashbill - corn, rye, malted barley and wheat. Like the company's flagship Baby Bourbon, Four Grain is aged in small casks to speed up maturation. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Bourbon No Age Statement
Blended from barrels of 6-12 year-old bourbon and bottled at barrel proof with no added water, Rare Breed has a rich, yet mellow flavour despite its high alcohol content. IWSC 2012 - Gold Outstanding Medal - Whiskey - USA
Bernheim Original is made by Heaven Hill and is the only straight wheat American whiskey available. A winner of the Gold 'Editor's Choice Award' from Whisky Magazine, Bernheim is 51% winter wheat, 39% corn and 10% barley malt. A soft, mellow, fruity palate with gentle vanilla notes. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Non-Bourbon No Age Statement
A specially selected whiskey from George Dickel, blended from casks chosen each year by the master distiller - hence 'Barrel Select'. It's made in a batch of about 10 casks, each having aged their contents for 10-12 years.
A limited edition Buffalo Trace bottled from 8 casks filled in May 1993 and then stored next to each other in the warehouse before bottling. It lost almost half its volume over the 17.5 years of its maturation and it looks like an interesting prospect.
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'.