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 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).
A great idea from the folks at Wasmund's - a 2 litre new charred oak cask, two 70cl bottles of their single malt spirit and the challenge of maturing your own 'whisky'. It'll pick up flavour quickly in a barrel this small so it's perfect for experimentation.
A very desirable 1995 Wild Turkey in extremely fancy packaging, this long-aged bourbon from one of Kentucky's finest distillers has been hand-selected by Master Distiller Jimmy Russell himself and comes in rather arresting wood and copper packaging.
Released in 2005, this was the first bottling of William Larue Weller, the cask strength wheated bourbon representative in Buffalo Trace's multi-award-winning Antique Collection. A truly marvellous whisky that scored 92 points in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, this is a very big dram that needs a little time in the glass to really open up.
A bottling of Old Taylor bourbon from the 1970s. It was produced and bottled at the now closed, and rapidly falling down, Old Taylor distillery, once an incredible example of a distillery built to be both a great producer of spirits and a beautiful building in of itself.