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 rye heavy white dog spirit from Wasmund's - two thirds rye grain and one third malted barley, lightly smoked using apple and cherry wood. It's unaged and perfect for cocktails or as a refill for one of their barrel kits.
A hefty American single malt spirit aged less than 30 days, Wasmund's is double-distilled at the Copper Fox distillery in Virginia from 100% hand-malted barley in small copper potstills. The malting notes for this are 'Light Smoke. 60% Applewood, 40% Cherrywood'.
Named after Ancient Age's master distiller, who selects the bourbons for this storming effort: baked fruits with deliciously smooth, rounded vanilla and spice notes. IWSC 2012 - Gold Outstanding Medal - Whiskey - USA
A single barrel bourbon from Wathen's, distilled at the Medley distillery in Owensboro, Kentucky. The whiskey makers, the Wathen-Medleys, have a bit of history with the current distillers being the 8th generation of the family to be in the business.
A very special rye whiskey from High West's maverick David Perkins. This is a combination of a 2 year old 95% rye mashbill with a 16yo 53% rye mash and has gone down a storm in its home country, scoring 90 points from Malt Advocate's John Hansell.
Another bottling by High West while their own spirit matures, showing off their ability to select great whiskeys. This is a blend of 6 and 10 year old bourbon produced in honour of the nascent American Prairie Reserve, an area the size of Connecticut that will hopefully one day be the largest grassland wildlife reserve in the USA.
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 litre bottle of Jack Daniel's 43% Master Distiller edition, released to honour the first of the (as of writing) only seven master distillers to oversee the making of their whisky, a certain Mr J Daniel. This was originally a travel retail exclusive, but we've managed to grab a few bottles.
Wasmund's is an American single malt whiskey, made at the Copper Fox Distillery in Virginia, the malt for which is dried at the distillery using applewood and cherrywood. This has been aged for 42 months using a secret 'chip and barrel ageing' process, which has certainly added plenty of colour to the final product..