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 »
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".
A specially selected whiskey from George Dickel, blended from casks chosen each year by the master distiller - hence 'Barrel Select'. It's made in a batch of about 10 casks, each having aged their contents for 10-12 years.
A set of three half bottles of white dog (unmatured whiskey) show-casing Buffalo Trace's 3 main spirit recipes. Along with the already released Mash #1 there is also Wheated Mash, used to make WL Weller and Pappy Van Winkle, and Rye Mash, used to make Sazerac. An interesting insight into the development of whiskey in the cask and an increasingly popular cocktail ingredient.
Stagg Jr shares many characteristics with its older brother George T Stagg. It's big, bold and high strength, but younger and more accessible. The first batch has been aged for between 8 and 9 years with a perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavours.
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.
A litre bottle of the twelfth in Jack Daniel's Scenes from Lynchburg series, and has a lovely picture of an old fire engine on the front. As with other bottlings in this series, this has been released at the slightly higher strength of 43%.
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...
A single recipe is selected, by Master Distiller Jim Rutledge, from the 10 that are used to make Four Roses whiskeys. This is then bottled at barrel strength and released as Four Roses's Limited Edition Single Barrel.
Another release of Four Roses's Limited Edition Single Barrel from 2013. The recipe used to create this is selected by Master Distiller Jim Rutledge from the 10 recipes that go into their whiskeys. This edition is batch number 3-4P and bottled at 63.4%.