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 »
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.
It's distilled in Kentucky. It's made with 'Bourbon Mash'. But it's not actually a bourbon at all, this is an 'Old-style American whiskey. In plain English, it can't be called Bourbon because it is aged in re-used oak barrels, whereas to be called Bourbon a whiskey must be aged in new barrels. So this is pretty interesting stuff.
A 10 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon distilled at the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort. It's an old brand of whisky, produced since 1874, and the 10 year old is a rich and complex expression in their lineup.
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 top-quality bourbon from Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare 10yo is outrageously smooth and deliciously fragrant and woody. Has to be one of the best bargains available in this price range. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whiskey - USA
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
An outstanding single barrel bourbon from Four Roses. Beautifully balanced and smooth as silk, this is sweet, rich and potent with very appealing menthol notes, precious woods and delicious spices. Whisky Bible Awards 2012: No Age Statement Single Barrel Bourbon of the Year
Seagram's 7 Dark Honey is a liqueur from Seagrams made from their 7 Crown whiskey and, as the name suggests, dosed with honey, as well as spices and other sekrit ingredients. It's bottled at a hefty, for a liqueur, 35.5% and is a subtly flavoured addition to the Seagram's range.