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 »
Smooth Ambler's distillery was built in 2009, so this bottling was blended from barrels chosen by the owners, rather than their own spirit. Made from 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% malted barley, this has spicy notes, both woody and almost chilli-like.
A short-lived edition of Maker's Mark. Released with the ABV reduced from the usual 45% in an attempt to avoid stock shortage issues, it invoked an outcry and Beam Inc reversed their decision within a week. A few of these rare bottles got into stores and we've managed to acquire a few.
An interesting small batch whiskey from the A Smith Bowman distillery in Virginia. Bowman Brothers is made by redistilling spirit from the Buffalo Trace distillery, before filling it into casks and ageing it. The result is a rare and much sought after Virginia bourbon whiskey.
Created in 1796 by Basil Hayden, who went against the grain (no pun intended) by adding in rye into the traditional corn-based mashbill. It was a huge hit and today is one of Jim Beam's 'Small Batch' range of bourbons.
A small batch single malt whiskey from Nashville's Corsair distillery, using malted barley smoked using cherry wood, peat and beechwood to create richly flavoured and complex spirit. Malt Advocate 19th Annual Awards: Artisan Whiskey of the Year
A collaborative whiskey from High West, taking spirit from the USA and Scotland to produce a one-of-a-kind bottling. It's a blend of straight bourbon and rye, with high corn and rye mashbills respectively, with a peaty Scottish single malt. A fantastic combination of sweet corn, floral rye and smoky Scotch.
A magnum bottle of Jack Daniel's best selling old no.7 Tennessee Whiskey, famous worldwide thanks to the sweet smoothness imparted by the Lincoln County Process of charcoal-mellowing the spirit before maturation.
Corsair Rasputin Malt comes from the artisan distillers based in Kentucky and Tennessee. This hopped whiskey is made by distilling Imperial stout and passing it through hops to add spicy and floral notes to the chocolate flavour of the stout. A complex hopped whiskey.
The first new Makers Mark recipe for at least 50 years, Maker's 46 is named for the number of different wood 'recipes' they tried before getting it right. Bottled at 47% it is matured in part in barrels containing a 'ladder' of toasted new French oak barrel staves to give more spice, sweetness and vanilla.
One of a long series of special commemorative edition 'Scenes from Lynchburg' bottlings that Jack Daniel's have produced for their legions of fans. This particular scene (No. 9) features some old-timers leaning on a charcoal-mellowing vat.