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 three year-old peated single malt from Portland, Oregon, McCarthy's has been picking up followers rapidly on this side of the pond in recent years. The Clear Creek distillery is one of the pioneers of US micro-distilling and this terrific single malt is testament to their hard work.
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.
This expression of Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey is made from a mashbill of 80% rye, 15% malted barley and 5% malted rye. Aged for six months in charred, new oak quarter casks, it is then finished for three months in casks which used to hold Vya Sweet Vermouth, adding a fruitiness to the classic spicy rye whiskey.
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.
Considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of the Jack Daniels stable, Silver Select is bottled at a significantly higher strength, resulting in a greater intensity of flavour. A full-on Tennessee whiskey experience.
An 8 year old bourbon distilled in Bardstown and named for the year that Kentucky became a state - 1792. Ridgemont Reserve is a bit of a hidden gem, with a very low profile despite a huge 94.5 points in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2013. Whisky Bible Awards 2013: 9 Years & Under; 94.5 Points
A bourbon from Californian distillers St. George, although not distilled by them. They've trawled the warehouses of Kentucky's finest distilleries and blended together a selection of about 80 'plundered' casks to create this intense and complex bourbon.
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.
A festive special edition made using the whisky that was matured in the casks used to build this year’s Christmas Barrel Tree at the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg. Master distiller Jeff Arnett selected the casks for the rich toasted oak and spicy character of their contents, which carries through into the final excellent bottling.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
A very interesting whisky, the first to be legally distilled in Texas, made from blue corn (not sure what that is, but it sounds impressive) and, remarkably, being the recipient of a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Definitely one to watch.
Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
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.
Bernheim Original is made by Heaven Hill and is the only straight wheat American whiskey available. A winner of the Gold 'Editor's Choice Award' from Whisky Magazine, Bernheim is 51% winter wheat, 39% corn and 10% barley malt. A soft, mellow, fruity palate with gentle vanilla notes. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Non-Bourbon No Age Statement