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 ready made cocktail, sort of, from Maker's Mark, infusing mint flavours into their regular whiskey along with adding a touch of sugar to produce a spirit that only needs mixing with a silver cup of crushed ice to produce a refreshing julep.
Knob Creek's first foray into the world of single barrel bottlings, bottled at a high 60% ABV. While the individual barrels, and thus bottlings, will vary slightly they are selected for a rich aged flavour, with some smoky notes joining the usual vanilla and caramel.
A unique whisky from rising star of the US distilling movement, Balcones. It's a corn whisky made in Waco, Texas using atole, a roasted blue corn meal packed full of nuttiness that comes through into the whisky.
A single barrel bourbon from Virginia's A Smith Bowman distillery - John J Bowman, named for an early pioneer and Kentucky settler. They redistill spirit from Buffalo Trace's distillery in their large pot still before ageing and bottling, for a clean and richly flavoured whiskey.
A smokey whisky with a difference. Firstly it's made in Texas by Balcones and secondly the smoke comes from a secret process involving Texas Scrub Oak. This is not smoky whisky like you've had before - a mix of campfires, fruit and youthful corn.
*This whisky is produced in small batches, which change frequently. We cannot guarantee which batch will be shipped*
A barrel proof (cask-strength) bottling of Elijah Craig, at a whopping 67.4%. Originally only available at Heaven Hill's Bourbon Heritage Centre, this is now allowed to be exported and we gratefully snapped some up.
Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
An interesting bourbon with a unique twist - after the initial maturation it takes a leaf out of Scotch Whisky's book and spends between 3 and 6 months finishing in port barrels. The more experimentation the better, we reckon, especially when it turns out something like this - marrying the sweet caramel and grain of bourbon with the rich sticky wine flavours of a port cask.
Hancock's President's Reserve is a high rye-content premium bourbon from Buffalo Trace distillery. One of the original single barrel bourbons introduced by Elmer T. Lee during his time as distillery manager, Hancock's President's Reserve was recently described by Jim Murray in the Whisky Bible as "...almost erotic in the way the rye and vanilla tease the senses...Impressively balanced all round: bourbon at its most sophisticated...93.5 points".
Sonoma County Rye is produced by the eponymous distillery in the town of Rohnert Park in California. Distilled in pot stills heated by direct fire, this is aged in American oak barrels and bottled unfiltered.
Don't be fooled by the name, this isn't just for Christmas! Every year Anchor produce Special Ale, their festive beer. The remaining stock has been distilled in a pot still into a white whiskey with notes of spice.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
A bottle of Basil Hayden's 8 Year Old Bourbon. 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.