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 »
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!
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.
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.
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...
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 special limited edition of Jack Daniel's produced in honour of the 120th anniversary of the opening of the White Rabbit Saloon, a bar formerly located in Lynchburg once owned by a certain Mr Jack Daniel. It's bottled at a higher strength than usual - 43% ABV.
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.