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. These distillers gradually migrated to Kentucky, which is now the spiritual home of Bourbon. Read More »
Rock Town is Arkansas' first legal distillery since prohibition. Their Hickory Smoked Whiskey is produced from Arkansas Soft Red Winter Wheat. The wheat is cold smoked in hickory smokers, to infuse the flavour of the hickory into the grain, which is noticeable on the new make spirit, which is then aged in ex-bourbon casks.
A spicy rye spirit from the folks behind the Redemption whiskies, this is a little different from most American whiskey - it's not chill-filtered. As such, it's kept more of the fatty acids that cloud whisky giving it a more interesting mouthfeel, more flavour and a light haze.
Tincup American Whiskey is the brainchild of Colorado-based Jess Graber. A distiller as a hobby for 30 years, he turned full-time in 2004. A high rye whiskey, made with a bourbon style profile but more powerful and spicier, the cap also works as a cup.
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...
An over the top rye whiskey, battling the science of fermentation to produce a 95% rye mash whisky, the highest proportion in a whiskey that we've seen. It's astringent and spicy, showing what the flavour of rye is all about.
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 young bourbon from Arkansas' first legal distillery since prohibition, Rock Town, based in Little Rock. Aged in small, new charred oak barrel for a rich and complex bourbon, the corn and wheat comes from local Arkansas farmers.