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 »
The classic Maker's Mark topped with a double dipping of red and white wax. One of their many special edition 'waxings' we think this one is in hnour of the Alabama State Prde 2009 National Championship...
The fourth in Woodford Reserve's Masters Collection, Seasoned Oak Finish has been finished in barrels that have been seasoned (ie left outside) for three to five years (rather than the usual three to five months). This process of seasoning changes the wood by reducing tannins and ultimately creates a new range of flavour compounds, and the resulting whisky is proclaimed by Woodford to be their 'most robust whiskey yet'.
The Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project is one of the most ambitious releases of whiskey that we've ever seen. 192 different whiskies each made by varying 7 of the elements of the recipe to give a range that shows the effect of each factor: Where in the tree the barrel wood comes from; thickness of wood grain; stave seasoning time; level of char; mash bill; barrel filling proof; and position in the warehouse. This is limited to two bottles per customer
Named after Elijah Craig, the 18th-century renegade reverend & whiskey distiller credited with inventing the charring technique for whisky barrels. Brilliant sipping whiskey. Whisky Bible Awards 2012: Best Single Barrel Bourbon of the Year, 18 years and over
This is restricted to 1 bottle per customer
A fantastic whisky in great packaging. Named for Colonel E H Taylor, an early owner of the Buffalo Trace distillery who helped shape the bourbon production process, it uses an adaptation of his old recipe and methods to give an old fashioned, great tasting bourbon.
A slightly different addition to the Woodford Reserve Masters Collection - a pair of rye whiskies, one aged in a new American cask (like almost all other American whiskies) and the other in a refill cask that once held bourbon. The former shows off the casks flavours and the latter those of the spirit - an interesting examination of maturation process.
Another incredible release from Parker Beam, the 6th in the Parker's Heritage range. This time it's a blend of 11 year old whiskies with two different bourbon mashbills: one high in rye, one high in wheat.
The 2012 edition of the wheated entry in Buffalo Trace's incredible yearly Antique Collection, turning up the regular WL Weller to 11 with this intensely flavoured cask strength whiskey. 2011's release was named as Second Finest Whiskey in the World in Jim Murray's 2013 Whisky Bible and this is more of the same. Fabulous stuff.
Another experiment in the Woodford Reserve Masters Collection, this 1838 Sweet Mash expression is made with entirely fresh ingredients - eschewing the addition of 'Sour' mash from the previous fermentation (as is standard practice across the industry).