Bourbon is an American Whiskey produced mainly in Kentucky, although there are notable bourbons from other US states. 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. Read More »
Created to represent whiskey before it was mass produced, Knob Creek embodies the look, feel and taste of pre-prohibition bourbon. This is a long-aged, high-rye bourbon from Jim Beam. Whisky Bible 2011: Bourbon of the Year (9 Years & Under); 94 Points
Packaged in an old-style bottle, Bulleit bourbon has developed a loyal following in the decade or so since its arrival on UK shores. The high rye content (around 30%) gives this a spicy kick. Now bottled at 45% in line with the strength seen in the Americas.
Labrot & Graham's Woodford Reserve is a superbly smooth, flavoursome bourbon, rich and full-bodied with a sophisticated range of flavours. Excellent as a digestif after a rich meal. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whiskey - USA
Possessing the greatest name in American whiskey, aged for six long years and bottled at a no-nonsense 103 US proof with an extra kick provided by the substituition of rye for wheat in the mash. What's not to like?
A bottle of Evan Williams' higher-strength white label at 100 proof. Evan Williams is revered as the first ever commercial distiller in Kentucky (he started in 1783). Today, the whiskey bearing his name is made by Heaven Hill and is the second-biggest bourbon brand in the US.
A special release from Heaven Hill for the 2012 US election, celebrating the blue states - those that voted Democrat. This was part of a pair of releases (red and blue) to let drinkers decide. The result of the drinker's vote hasn't been announced...
A special release from Heaven Hill for the 2012 US election, celebrating the red states - those that voted Republican. This was part of a pair of releases (red and blue) to let drinkers decide. The result of the drinker's vote hasn't been announced...
The yearly release of Evan Williams's vintaged single barrel whisky, aged for 9 years. The folks at Evan Williams know how to pick them, and with every vintage gaining a few breathless reviews we expect good things from this one as well.
This 'Very Small Batch' bourbon has been aged in barrels with a very light char, allowing a myriad of secondary flavours to express themselves that would otherwise be masked by a heavier char. The result is a very approachable, easy-drinking bourbon of the highest quality.