bourbons

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    13th Colony Southern 47.5% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Nutty, cough syrup, builds toward heat, then lingers with cinnamon

    Distillery: 13th Colony

    Type: Southern Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: No Age Statement

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    Amador Double Barrel 43.4 ABV

    Notable Tastes: Vanilla, oak, brown sugar and spice

    Type: Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey

    Amador Whiskey Co. Double Barrel marries the best of Kentucky Bourbon with Napa Valley wine barrel finishing. Its journey began in the heart of Bourbon country, with exceptional Kentucky Bourbon that came to life in new charred American oak barrels.

    This treasure is then transferred westward along the 38th parallel to California, where it is finished in Napa Valley wine barrels. This double-barrel aging technique creates characteristics from the individual barrels that are then blended together to make exceptional Bourbon, far greater than the sum of its parts.

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    ANGEL’S ENVY 43.3% ABV

    Notable Tastes: vanilla, chocolate, port wine

    Distillery: Louisville Distilling Co, Louisville, KY

    Type: Small Batch, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 4-6 years, finished in Port casks

    This remarkable spirit is one of the smoothest and most unique bourbon’s around.
    Created by one of the most respected Master Distillers in the modern bourbon world, this delicious drink represents a true innovation in the realm of top-shelf whiskey. What truly sets this bourbon apart from others is the polish it receives from the port cask finishing process. The result is a warm, smooth and delicious addition to any bourbon drinkers repertoire.
    We recommend enjoying this bourbon straight or over 2-3 cubes of ice.

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    ANGEL’S ENVY BUTTER RUN BLEND 2014 43.3% ABV

    Notable Tastes: vanilla, chocolate, port wine

    Distillery: Louisville Distilling Co, Louisville, KY

    Type: Small Batch, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 4-6 years, finished in Port casks

    Our unique blend of Angel’s Envy Bourbon is a little sweeter than the original. Extremely smooth and mellow. This is a favorite among Butter Run Bourbon enthusiasts.

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    ANGEL’S ENVY CASK STRENGTH 2015 60.5% ABV

    Distillery: Louisville Distilling Co, Louisville, KY

    Type: Small Batch, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Dark amber in color, Angel’s Envy Cask Strength is significantly darker than the
    standard release. It’s clear that the spirit has spent much more time in the port
    finishing barrel and it’s taken on some of the dark tones from that barrel. The port finish is also clearly there on the nose which combines the lush port note with oak spice, clove, marzipan, and vanilla. The entry is extraordinarily approachable for a high proof spirit, with soft fruit and vanilla leading the charge with a gradual transition to oak spice in the midpalate. Things do get spicy and slightly fiery towards the end of the midpalate with solid oak, black pepper, and clove stepping out in front of the more lush sweet notes. The spirit does manage to maintain some
    balance between the strong spice and the sweet undertones, but that
    balance is elusive as the flavors exit quickly in a very dry finish.

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    Bakers 53.5% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Vanilla, chocolate pudding, nutmeg

    Distillery: James Beam Distillery Co. Clermont, KY

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 7 years

    Brainchild of Baker Beam, the grandnephew of Jim Beam himself, this bourbon recipe involves a special yeast in the fermentation process that is proprietary to Baker’s. Beam suggests Baker’s is a Bourbon for Cognac enthusiasts. There is lovely sweetness here, plenty of vanilla but also rich chocolate pudding, nutmeg, and fruitcake character.

  • Barrel Bourbon 60.8 ABV

    Notable Tastes: Flavorful and lush, with oak spice, all spice and cherry as well as cinnamon

    Type: Single Barrel

    Aged: 5

    Often, barrels and batches of bourbon are used as components of larger blends. Watered down, pulled too early, left too long, they forgo their singular characteristics. The makers at Barrel Bourbon enjoy finding and identifying barrels that contain distinctive bourbons and then bottling them at cask strength to retain their authentic qualities. Every barrel and every batch they bring will be different.

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    Barrel Raider 42 ABV

    Notable Tastes: Spicy and peppery, pipe tobacco nose; endless finish

    Distillery: Batch 206 Distillery

    Type: Straight Bourbon Whisky

    Aged: 7

    This first edition of Barrel Raider is a seven-year-old bourbon with a mashbill of 70% sweet corn, a whopping 22% winter rye and 8% sprouted barley. Owing to its high-rye content, Barrel Raider straight bourbon whiskey is spicy and peppery with a pipe tobacco aroma, and it possesses a nearly endless finish.

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    BASIL HAYDEN’S 40% ABV

    Notable Tastes: honey, vanilla, gentle smoke, subtle mint

    Distillery: Kentucky Springs Distilling Co. Clermont, KY

    Type: Small Batch, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 8 years

    Basil Hayden’s is famous for being “lighter” in style (though just 80 proof, it’s still in barrels for eight years), and that’s obvious from the first sip. It’s easily drinkable straight, but improves a bit with a splash of water. That’s a difficult trick, actually, because Basil Hayden’s is one of the best widely-available bourbons on the market, if not the best mainstream brand you can buy at any liquor store around.

    Where to begin? Start with the smoothness. Hayden goes down gently,
    immediately filling your mouth with its sweet honey, vanilla, and gentle smoke character. There’s an interesting mintiness, too — don’t worry, you’ll pick up on it on your second glass.

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    Beanball 100 ABV

    Notable Tastes: Nose of cracked corn and caramel which leads to notes of oatmeal, honey and oak on the palate. The finish is filled with more oak, a distinct char and a surprising touch of mint.

    Distillery: Cooperstown Distillery

    Type: Straight Bourbon Whisky

    Aged: 6

    Named after the infamous “beanball,” a strategic and dangerous pitch used by frustrated pitchers to scare batters off the plate. BeanBall 6 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made from a blend of Indiana bourbon and bourbon distilled at the Cooperstown Distillery, which is made with local corn, rye and oats. Aged for at least six years and bottled at 100 proof,

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    Berkshire Mountain 43% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Corn and caramel, some nuttiness.

    Distillery: Berkshire Mountain Distillers

    Type: Bourbon Whisky

    Aged: 4 years

    Berkshire Mountain Distillers may sound like a solidly English company, but they definitely are not. Situated in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, they produce many different spirits, including Whisky, Rum, Gin and Vodka. Established in 2007, they are well on the way to becoming a very big name in the American Whisky business. This is the first legal distillery to exist in this area since prohibition. The company pride themselves on their artisanal title as well as their support of local agriculture and business.

    Berkshire Bourbon is a young Whisky made from corn sourced only two miles away from the distillery. It is aged in new fill American Oak casks and carries the sweetness of the wood from nose to finish.

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    Bib & Tucker 92 ABV

    Notable Tastes: Earthy nose with a palate of licorice and cinnamon; pine and grass finish.

    Distillery: Sourced (It's rumored to have come from Dickel)

    Type: Tennessee Bourbon

    Aged: 6 years

    In the antebellum United States, the term “bib & tucker” was used to describe the finest attire a man owned — the kind of suit or tuxedo that he would wear to a wedding or special event. “Along those lines, we’re putting forth our bib & tucker,” says Harv Gates, the brand ambassador of 35 Maple Street Spirits. “Bib & Tucker is a handcrafted bourbon made with a sense of dedication that can only come when you know you’re making something truly special.”

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    Big House Bourbon 90 ABV

    Notable Tastes: Oak | Maple | Dark Fruit | Spicy Pepper

    Distillery: Lawrenceburg Distillers

    Type: Straight Bourbon Whisky

    Aged: 6 years

    Big House Bourbon is sourced to our specifications from Lawrenceburg Distillers which is located on a 78-acre property near the Indiana-Kentucky border. The historic distillery was built in 1847 as the Rossville Distillery, and is perhaps most notable for having been the main distillery for Seagram’s for a considerable length of its history.

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    Bird Dog Blended Whisky 40 ABV

    Notable Tastes: Soft yet rich layers of light brown sugar, toasted caramel and a subtle honey essence

    Type: Kentucky Blended

    Aged: 6 years

    Bird Dog Kentucky Blended Whiskey is made from quality ingredients including corn, malted barley and rye.

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    Bird Dog Small Batch 43% ABV

    Notable Tastes: A hint of vanilla and fruit upfront rolls into soft notes of white pepper and a full, woody taste

    Distillery: Western Spirits

    Type: Small Batch Kentucky Bourbon

    Aged: 10

    Bird Dog 10 Year Old Bourbon is crafted from the most sought-after, hand selected barrels. In the specific barrel selections of this very small batch, considerations of age, depth of character and flavor notes are paramount.

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    Black Saddle 45% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Rich amber color along with an aroma of spicy nougat, creme brulee and hard candy. Notes of pepper spices, toasted cinnamon, and hints of vanilla.

    Type: Straight Bourbon Whisky

    Aged: 12

    Black Saddle 12 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a Kentucky straight bourbon was matured for at least 12 years in charred, American oak casks before being bottled at 90 proof. As a result of this maturation process, the bourbon has a rich amber color along with an aroma of spicy nougat, creme brulee and hard candy that gives way to notes of pepper spices, toasted cinnamon, and hints of vanilla.

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    Blade & Bow 45.5 ABV

    Notable Tastes: Sweet Toasted Cereal,

    Distillery: Stitzel-Weller

    Type: Kentucky Bourbon

    A homage to the legendary Stitzel-Weller distillery, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey uses a unique Solera System aging process to preserve some of the distillery’s oldest whiskey stocks, including some of the last bourbon produced there before it closed in 1992.

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    BLANTON’S 46.5% ABV

    Notable Tastes: caramel, honey, burnt sugar

    Distillery: Blanton’s Distilling Co. Frankfort, KY

    Type: Single Barrel, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    “The Original Single Barrel Bourbon”. You’ll know it by the little horse and rider on the stopper and the grenade-shaped bottle. How’s it taste? Quite good. An odd 93 proof, the bourbon goes down smoother than you’d think when served neat, but a splash of water brings out the honey, caramel, and burnt sugar notes to an even more obvious level. You’d be fine using Blanton’s as a sipping whiskey or in a mostly-whiskey cocktail like a Manhattan. Just avoid blending it too much with strong aromatics or liqueurs or you’ll lose the delicate character.

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    Blood Oath 2015 49.3% ABV

    Distillery: River City Distilled Products

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 6-12 years

    St. Louis-based Luxco announced the launch of its limited release, ultra-premium bourbon series, Blood Oath. This brand-new craft bourbon whiskey series is unique to the market as it will highlight a different variant, or Pact, each year. The inaugural Pact, named Blood Oath Pact No. 1, consists of a special blend of three carefully selected, top-notch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys, blended and bottled by hand, resulting in one distinctly exclusive and unimagined bourbon. The debut combination, bottled at 98.6 proof, is available in limited quantities nationally in 750ml bottles

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    Blood Oath Pact No. 2 49.3 ABV

    Notable Tastes: Slightly sweet & spicy with a velvety smooth finish.

    Type: Bourbon Whisky

    Aged: Blend of a three different bourbons: 7 year old high-rye bourbon finished in port barrels + 11 year wheated bourbon + 11 yearhigh-rye bourbon.

    A masterful union of well-bred bourbons. An arranged marriage of the rich, rare and unexpected, for you to have, hold and hide.

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    BOOKER’S About 63% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Spice, wood, vanilla, dark chocolate, cinnamon, plums, raisins

    Distillery: Kentucky Springs Distilling Co. Clermont, KY

    Type: Small Batch, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 6-8 Years

    Booker’s Bourbon is touted as “the highest grade bourbon made by” master distiller Booker Noe at Jim Beam — hence the name “Booker’s.” Noe died in 2004, but his spirit clearly lives on. 
    The Bourbon is hot. Though the bottle tag suggests drinking it neat and uncut, this is folly. A healthy splash of water helps Booker’s show beyond the burn. Wood is the primary character here, hefty, chunky, and powerful like a lumberyard. It’s big on the nose and the body, and it takes a good amount of time sipping and savoring for this to fade. Eventually you dig out Booker’s finer nuances. Vanilla and dark chocolate — almost a Mexican chocolate with touches of
    cinnamon — which rise up on the finish as you finish your first glass. Some fruitiness here — plums, raisins — is in the mix as well.

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    Boone County 45% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Vanilla and Cinnamon with rye

    Distillery: Boone County Distilling Co.

    Type: Straight Bourbon Whisky

    Aged: 10

    The first thing you notice is the rich amber color, glowing soft as warm caramel drizzled on an autumn apple. The way bourbon used to look when distillers paid attention to their craft.

    Next you’re met with a welcoming aroma, which our patrons have described as reminiscent of aged oak, vanilla, and caramel. Take your first sip and you’ll enjoy notes of sweet oak, vanilla, caramel and a hint of apricot. This is a rich, uncompromising flavor palette, no question.

    The finish is unique and complex, ranging from vanilla to a hint of cinnamon and even subtle notes of rye bread. Different people find different things to love. Isn’t that the way it should be? Eighteen 33 is crafted to offer something to every bourbon lover.

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    Bowman Brothers 45% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Sweet corn, rye, oak

    Distillery: A. Smith Bowman Distillery, Virginia

    Type: Small Batch, Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    The nose opens up with a familiar bourbon sweetness. There is a fair amount of rye, along with a nice oak balance.
    Sweet corn bourbon taste comes out in full force. Fair amount of oak here – a very tasty bourbon. On the label: Copper Still, Triple Distillation. Pioneer Spirit. A product of Virginia.

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    BRECKENRIDGE 43% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Reminiscent of a slice of toasted rye bread with honey drizzled on it.

    Distillery: Breckenridge Distillery

    Type: Bourbon Whisky

    Aged: 2

    From the Distiller:
    Besides our unique high-rye mash bill we owe our success to careful mingling of casks at each bottling and the perfect Breckenridge snowmelt water used for proofing. The natural minerality of our water source ensures the luscious mouth-feel, depth of flavor, and long finish making Breck Bourbon one of the very best Whiskeys in the World.

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    BUFFALO TRACE 45% ABV

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery, Franklin Co., KY

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Initial aroma displays elements of spice, sautéed butter and old leather gloves; following aeration the fat/butter component dominates. Palate entry is corny sweet and almost fruity; at midpalate tastes include sweet oak, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, tar and beeswax. Concludes spirity and feisty. One of the greatest values in the worldwide whiskey category.

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    BULLEIT 45% ABV

    Notable Tastes: charred oak, rye, caramel

    Distillery: The Bulleit Distilling Company . Lawrenceburg, KY

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 6+ Years

    An honest, old-school, rough-around-the-edges bourbon with a real kick. It’s a 90 proof gut-puncher (crafted from a 175-year-old recipe) that gives off the flavor of its charred oak barrels more than anything else: Bulleit spends six years-plus in those barrels, making it a woody and smoky quaff, but a smooth one if tempered a touch with water.
    Bulleit makes for a great blending whiskey with strong mixers like Coke, but it is less exciting when served neat. The smoke is somewhat overpowering, making it hard to pick up much complexity. But if you like that heavy smoke-’n’-oak flavor, this is your concoction.

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    Bulleit 10 Year 45.6% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Vanilla, wood, spices

    Distillery: The Bulleit Distilling Company . Lawrenceburg, KY

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 10 years

    “Beige label” Bulleit 10 is not particularly dark in color, a classic medium orange/brown. The nose is also not particularly revealing, a classic vanilla and wood character with some spice behind it. The body has more of the same. As you sip, it’s unexpectedly heavy on the wood, but a rack of baker’s spices come along behind that to balance things out for the most part. Overall, it’s a solid whiskey, though it doesn’t come across as particularly old or particularly unique, with the exception of the ample amount of wood throughout, revealing itself especially strongly on the finish.

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    Bulleit Barrel Strength 60% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Cinnamon and Spice

    Distillery: Sourced

    Type: Straight Bourbon Whisky

    Aged: NAS (Blend of 5-8 year old bourbon)

    Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength is currently only available at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery gift shop, Kentucky liquor stores, and “whiskey-forward restaurants and bars.” Diageo is limiting the release to 3,000 cases and offering the bourbon in 375 and 750ml bottles. The proof ranges from 118-125. The company has not announced if they plan to expand distribution outside Kentucky.

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    Calumet 43% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Smoke and Spice

    Distillery: Sourced

    Type: Bourbon Whisky

    In 1924, William Monroe Wright, a successful entrepreneur and owner of Calumet Baking Powder Company, established a farm in the beautiful Bluegrass pasturelands of Lexington Kentucky. The farm would go on to win eight (8) Kentucky Derbies and two (2) Triple Crowns. It’s with these high standards that Calumet Farm Bourbon Whiskey embodies the tradition and excellence of Kentucky Bourbon and thoroughbred racing.

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    Cassius Clay 50% ABV

    Type: Straight Bourbon Whisky

    Aged: 8

    This finely crafted straight bourbon whiskey has been created under inspiration of a true American folk legend & great Kentuckian, Cassius Marcellus Clay. It was released in October 2015 by Cary King Bottling Co. in Kentucky. This 100-proof whiskey ages for around 8 years in charred American oak.

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    Charred Oak 50% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Initial flavors of earth and charred oak; slightly sweet vanilla finish

    Type: Small Batch Bourbon

    Aged: NAS (Blend of 5-8 year old bourbon)

    Small batch whiskey is made for the true connoisseur, every sip a testament to the work and love that has gone into each bottle. All Charred Oak products are formed by the perfect blending of Kentucky and Wisconsin bourbons, each made from their own special recipes. You will be able to detect distinctive aromas and tastes to appeal to the most discriminating palate.

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    Charter 101 50.5% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Light, sweet. Pleasant oak char then sawdust. Corn comes through. Fruity with the edge of solvent. Medium-low astringency in the finish with slight bitterness.

    Distillery: Old Charter Distilling Co. Frankfort, KY

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky

    Aged: NAS

    Charter 101 comes from Buffalo Trace Distillery as part of their #1 low rye mash recipe.

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    Chicken Cock Heritage 45% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Vanilla buttercream, tobacco, pepper, and charcoal

    Distillery: Grain and Barrel Spirits

    Type: Bourbon Whisky

    Aged: 2

    Chicken Cock is a resurrected brand, best known for being smuggled across America in tin cans during Prohibition. Ironically, when the brand was relaunched (with a load of zany flavoured offerings in quick-chill metallic bottles) they themselves became victims of crime as they lost 10,000 bottles to a daring truck heist. Quite different to the bootleggin’ days when it was the authorities intercepting their shipments!

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    CLEVELAND BLACK RESERVE 50% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Oak and malt but the heat over powers the chance to discern much else.

    Distillery: Cleveland Whisky

    Type: Bourbon

    Aged: 2

    Cleveland Whiskey was founded by Tom Lix, who arrived in Cleveland in 2007 and founded a company based upon accelerating the whiskey maturation process. According to the write-up in Magnet,he places the whiskey in stainless steel tanks where “Carefully measured sections of oak and other woods, categorized by surface area, weight and moisture content, are placed inside the vats.

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    Cleveland Christmas 43% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, allspice and just a touch of orange peel

    Distillery: Cooperstown Distillery

    Type: Bourbon

    There is nothing better than Christmas, and the flavors that go along with it….Nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, allspice and just a touch of orange peel. Cleveland Christmas Bourbon is Cleveland Whiskey´s limited edition release for the holidays, flavored with holiday spices.

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    Cleveland Eighty-Seven 43.5% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Spicy and almost rye-like

    Distillery: Cleveland Whiskey Distillery

    Type: Bourbon

    Aged: 4 years

    Cleveland Whiskey’s “The Eighty Seven Bourbon is made with a specialized aging technique that was invented and patented by founder Tom Lix. The technique, called “pressure aging” enables the distillery to achieve a taste similar to 8-12 years old bourbons in a fraction of the time.

    Named for its 87 proof level, it is a bourbon by definition and name, but is light in color and drinks exceptionally spicy (almost rye-like). Pronounced spicy notes and some warmth are the dominating characteristics of this whiskey.

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    Cody Road 45% ABV

    Notable Tastes: The raspberry leads, with a wash of grain and grass that goes down light and smooth, returning the vanilla and adding a stick of bubblegum in a moderate finish.

    Distillery: Mississippi River Distilling Co.

    Type: Bourbon

    Named for Buffalo Bill Cody, a native son of the city that the Mississippi River Distilling Co. calls home (LeClaire, Iowa), Cody Road Bourbon was the first of the company’s aged whiskeys, pre-dating its Cody Road Rye by a year. This relatively young whiskey is a good companion for a mild summer evening: you can rely on it to be there if you’re looking for consistency and comfort.

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    Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof 62.5% ABV

    Notable Tastes: The taste is bold and full of spice that fills the mouth with a distinct flavor of toasty vanilla, dried oak and pepper.

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Type: Bourbon

    Aged: NAS

    Crafted from hand-selected barrels, this bourbon is bottled directly from the barrel; uncut and unfiltered at more than 125 proof. It reflects the way whiskey was produced in the days before Prohibition, when Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was the owner of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Drawn from barrels aged in warehouses constructed over a century ago under Taylor’s watchful eye, the taste is smooth, yet powerful and uncompromising, just like its namesake.

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    Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel 50% ABV

    Notable Tastes: oak, plums, butter, citrus

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, Kentucky

    Type: Single Barrel, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 11 years, 7 months

    Buffalo Trace Distillery releases the second limited edition Bourbon in the Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. collection with a Single Barrel Bourbon. This Bourbon was aged 11 years and 7 months years in Warehouse C, which was built by Col. Taylor in 1881.

    Deep Oak, plums, and buttery. The nose contains much the signature oak DNA of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and other Buffalo Trace Bourbons.
    Taste: Enters sweet and buttery, goes to a mild zesty citrus character and the swallow is a prevalence of “smokiness” reminiscent of a Scotch. The acidic nature plays against the smoke in a strange fashion at first, but after more sips becomes an interesting journey.
    This kind of smoke is rather unexpected flavor coming out of a Bourbon and delivers the the depth of the barrel in a fashion that we don’t taste often.

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    Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch 50% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Tastes of caramel corn sweetness, mingled with butterscotch and licorice. The aftertaste is a soft mouth-feel that turns into subtle spices of pepper and tobacco.

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Type: Small Batch Bourbon

    Aged: NAS

    As founding father of the bourbon industry, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. left an indelible legacy. His dedication to distilling began at the close of the Civil War when he purchased O.F C. Distillery. There, he developed innovative techniques that are still in use today. Made by hand, this Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey has been aged inside century old warehouses constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrels are evaluated and selected to create a perfect blend of distinctive character that is like no other. This bourbon is a true sipping bourbon that honors the uncompromising legacy of E.H. Taylor, Jr.

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    Colville 43% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Honeyed grain, cherry custard, wood plank, and sweet and peppery spices

    Distillery: Florida Distillers

    Type: Bourbon Whisky

    Aged: NAS

    Colville Straight Bourbon Whiskey is small batch-distilled in Kentucky and bottled at 86 proof without an official age statement. Its label proudly features one of 13 covered bridges left in the state, the Colville Bridge that was built in 1877 in Bourbon Country.

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    CORNER CREEK 44% ABV

    Notable Tastes: vanilla, toasty oak, cherry

    Distillery: Corner Creek Distilling Co. Bardstown, KY

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 8 Years

    Corner Creek is an artisan bourbon, aged eight years in oak, bottled at 88 proof, and “lightly filtered.” It’s that last part that’s the kicker. Corner Creek has more “flavor” to it than most bourbons. Some of that flavor is good: Strong vanilla, toasty oak wood, cherry fruit. But there’s a real roughness here that you’ll either find charming or overpowering. Charcoal, earthy, and gut-punching char, Corner Creek finishes with a
    reminder of whiskey’s days in the saloons and poker tables of the Old West.

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    DANCING PINES 44% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Dry, soft, integrated alcohol, medium notes of corn, grain, pepper, nutmeg, cardamon, vanilla,walnut and a cream note. Medium finish with notes of corn and a hint of cherry.

    Distillery: Dancing Pines Distillery

    Type: Bourbon

    Aged: NAS

    A three-grain bourbon distilled from a mash of corn, rye, and barley in Loveland, Colorado. Aged in new, American white oak barrels this bourbon is bottled at 88 proof.

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    David Nicholson Reserve 50% ABV

    Notable Tastes: The woody, smoky tones you expect, followed by an exceptionally smooth finish with undertones of oak and mild spice.

    Type: Bourbon

    Aged: NAS

    An extra-aged ‘ryed’ bourbon that provides full-bodied flavor and a distinct, spicy taste.

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  • Eagle Rare 101 55.5% ABV

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 10 years

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    Eagle Rare 17yr 45% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Dark candied fruit, cinnamon, vanilla, and a hint of toffee

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Type: Single Barrel, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 17 years

    Eagle Rare 17 year-old is one of the five bourbons included in the award-winning Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. This rare bourbon is released in small quantities once a year in the fall.

    “This deep, burnished-gold whiskey has a somewhat fragrant nose and the aromas develop an almost wine-like character, with a hint of almonds lurking in the backdrop. The body is big and silky and the palate is far spicier than the nose leads you to believe, but there are also violet notes here, along with a touch of caramel and a hint of old leather. The finish is very leathery and very long.”
    -Wine Enthusiast Magazine

    Wine Enthusiast rating: 96

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    EAGLE RARE SINGLE BARREL 45% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Caramel, vanilla, cocoa

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery. Frankfort, KY

    Type: Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 10 Years

    Part of the Buffalo Trace empire, Eagle Rare is a 10 year old Bourbon with plenty to recommend. A classically structured Bourbon, it is sweet without being cloying, and there’s barely a trace of its corn heritage here, most of which you catch on the nose. What remains is an intense dessert-like caramel character, touched with vanilla and cocoa notes, and a long, smooth finish. The balance is just about perfect here: Racy at 90 proof but not too hot. Outstanding value. Can be found for as low as $20 a bottle, which is almost insane for a 10 year old Bourbon.

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    ELIJAH CRAIG 12 YEAR 47% ABV

    Distillery: Heaven Hill Distillery Co. Louisville, KY

    Type: Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 12 Years

    Heaven Hill claims that Elijah Craig was the first small-batch bourbon ever created. Back in the 1700′s a Baptist minister by that name actually invented the process of aging whiskey in charred oak barrels. Today, this super premium small batch bourbon remains one of the finest on the market.

    Description: Perfume and clover honey fill the nose. This is deep and rich in structure. Well-integrated elements combine with a high alcohol feel. Still perfumed at the end. Best served neat.

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    Elijah Craig 18 Year 45% ABV

    Distillery: Heavens Hill, Louisville, Kentucky

    Type: Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 18 years

    Deep amber hue. Opening nosing passes detect a no-nonsense bouquet laced with an astringent oakiness that’s crisp, clean and direct; later sniffings pick up layered scents of corn husk, buttered popcorn, resin, lead pencil and a hint of caramel. Flavor shows fat tastes of old oak, cream, almond butter, bacon fat, vanilla extract and smoke. Aftertaste is warming and semisweet.

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    Elijah Craig 20 Year 45% ABV

    Distillery: Heavens Hill Distillery, Louisville, Kentucky

    Type: Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 20 years

    Recently named American Whiskey of the Year by Whisky Advocate, this rarity from Heaven Hill’s Elijah Craig brand has some big expectations to live up to. Distilled and barreled in 1991, it’s been lingering for 20 years before being bottled for your drinking pleasure.
    WA‘s praise is hard to argue with. With Elijah Craig 20 Year, you get a Bourbon full of flavor: the typical vanilla, wood oil, peaches, and a distinct raisin character. Plenty of wood here, as you’d expect with a whiskey this old, but it’s balanced by all these other components. Later on, you get more of a fruitcake character from the whiskey, those raisins taking on cinnamon and nutmeg notes, with a candied finish. The wood’s on the nose, the fruit bats clean-up. Lovely lovely lovely.

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    Elijah Craig 21 Year 45% ABV

    Distillery: Heaven Hill Distillery

    Type: Single Barrel, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 21 years

    Made to replace the sold-out Elijah Craig 20-year-old Single Barrel, Elijah delivers here, avoiding the overly woody character of some of its well-aged forebears. If you want to experience an older bourbon, this is a great place to start.

  • Elijah Craig 23 YR

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    Elijah Craig Barrel Proof 67.1% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Caramel, molasses, vanilla, spice

    Distillery: Heaven Hill Distillery Co. Louisville, KY

    Type: Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 12 years

    A small batch version of their 12-year label, made for bourbon drinkers. Very hot, at a barrel proof of 134.2. If you’re not a seasoned bourbon drinker, you’ll probably want to stay away from this one.

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    Elmer T Lee 45% ABV

    Notable Tastes: fruits, honey, vanilla, spice

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Medium gold in color; the nose brings notes of butterscotch, clover, vanilla, and old leather. The big body bears a palate with an almost wine-like character that balances intense fruits, honey, and vanilla with a light spiciness that shows off the distiller’s craft. The finish is long and warm. Named for Elmer T Lee, Master Distiller Emeritus at Buffalo Trace Distillery.

  • Evan Williams 12 YR 55% ABV

  • Evan Williams 12 YR 101 Proof

  • EVAN WILLIAMS 1783

  • EVAN WILLIAMS IN BOND

  • Evan Williams Single Barrel 43.3% ABV

    Type: Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey

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    Ezra B 49.5% ABV

    Distillery: David Sherman and Luxco, St. Louis, Missouri

    Type: Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 12 years

    Moderately rich and almost on the soft side for a 99 proof bourbon. Seems unmistakenly Heaven Hill to me with that soft HH sweetness, almost like a malt sweetness. The moderate spices are in no hurry across the palate but offer a slow simmer, certainly not a blaze. Carried completely across the palate is a wonderful splash of orange, which even at 99 proof is close to delicate……… very interesting stuff, this bourbon.

  • Ezra Brooks

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    Four Roses 40% ABV

    Notable Tastes: pear, apple, honey, spice

    Distillery: Four Roses Distillery, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    A worldwide favorite, especially when creating mixed drinks with a sophisticated, contemporary flair. Hints of pear and apple compliment floral aromas and mix with a taste of honey and spice. Smooth and mellow with a unique, long and soft finish.

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    Four Roses Single Barrel 50% ABV

    Notable Tastes: plum, cherry, spice, maple, cocoa

    Distillery: Four Roses Distillery, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

    Type: Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 10 years

    A premium Single Barrel Bourbon with a taste you’ll want to savor again and again. Complex, full bodied and surprisingly smooth with a delicate long finish that’s unbelievably mellow. Contains hints of ripe plum and cherry tastes with fruity, spicy aromas including maple syrup and cocoa. Drink straight up or on the rocks.

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    Four Roses Small Batch 57.5% ABV

    Notable Tastes: chocolate, wood, cherry

    Distillery: Four Roses Distillery, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

    Type: Small Batch, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: Blended

    Lots of flavor in this Bourbon, starting with a surprising surfeit of fruit. Cherry and peach are on the nose, then big on the palate when you take a sip. Chocolate and cedar wood character come along soon after. The finish is long and lasting, with hints of apple in that chocolate. Think Nutella as a snack after school. Er, after work. The finish has plenty of heat, but even at 115 proof, it’s perfectly drinkable without water, a testament to the depth and power within.

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  • Grand Traverse Small Batch

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    Hancock’s Presidents Reserve 44.45 ABV

    Notable Tastes: honey, clover, fruit, spice

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, Kentucky

    Type: Single Barrel, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    This Single Barrel Bourbon is deep amber in color, the nose is light and sweet, with traces of mango and papaya. The body is full, and the palate shows a nice, if simple, balance of honey, clover, a slight fruitiness, and a dash of spices. The finish is long and warm.

    A well crafted whiskey.
    Drink it on the rocks or in a Manhattan.

  • Heaven Hill

  • Heaven Hill Select Stock

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    Henry McKenna 10 Year 50% ABV

    Notable Tastes: spice, rye, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon

    Distillery: Heaven Hill Distillery Co. Louisville, KY

    Type: Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 10 Years

    Henry McKenna is a value-priced Bourbon from Heaven Hill with serious street cred: Single barrel and bottled in bond (100 proof), it’s aged 10 years and sold to retailers, who pick out their own barrels and sell them direct. This is common with many distilleries, but not at these prices.

    It’s a big winner: Scorching hot and dense with spicy rye character, demanding a healthy splash of water to coax out its charms. When you do, they are abundant: Caramel and vanilla in harmony with classic rye charms, with a finish that offers both a cinnamon punch and a soothing sweetness to take you out. It begs for repeat sips and, should you polish off the bottle, well, another one is barely 20 bucks away.

  • Henry McKenna Bottled in Bond

  • Henry McKenna Small Batch

  • Henry McKenna Sour Mash

  • High West American Prarie

  • HIGH WEST AMERICAN PRARIE RESERVE

  • Highwest Mid Summernights Dram

  • Hilhaven Lodge

  • Hirsch Small Batch

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    Hudson Baby 46% ABV

    Notable Tastes: oak, vanilla, caramel

    Distillery: TuthillTown Spirts, Gardiner, New York

    HUDSON BABY BOURBON is the first bourbon whiskey to be distilled in New York. This single grain bourbon is made from 100% New York corn and aged in our special small American Oak barrels. This unique aging process produces a mildly sweet, smooth spirit with hints of vanilla and caramel. The BABY is Tuthilltown’s first whiskey and the first legal pot-distilled whiskey made in New York since prohibition. BABY BOURBON is a perfect introduction to aged whiskey spirits. It is mild and friendly, bright to the tongue and warming all the way down. Each bottle is hand waxed and numbered. It is a true American classic.

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    Hudson Four Grain 46% ABV

    Notable Tastes: corn, pepper, rye, vanilla

    Distillery: TuthillTown Spirits. Gardiner, New York

    Aged: 4 years

    Hudson Four Grain bourbon whiskey brings together the distinct characteristics of corn, rye, wheat and malted barley. Each batch starts with 800 pounds of grain which is ground at the distillery, cooked and fermented, then distilled twice. It is aged in Tuthilltown’s signature small barrels. Their Four Grain Bourbon is a rich full-flavored spirit. The grains are perfectly suited one to the others so that the end result balances the soft richness of corn, the sharp peppery notes of rye, all the smooth subtlety of wheat and the sweetness of malted barley. Each bottle is hand numbered.

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  • Jefferson Manhattan

  • Jeffersons

    Jefferson Reserve 45.1% ABV

    Notable Tastes: corn, vanilla, caramel, oak

    Distillery: McLain and Kyne / Castle Brands

    Type: Small Batch, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 15 years

    The bouquet is ripe, rich, and concentrated right from the first whiff — the emphasis is squarely on the sweet corn as the rye and barley take a distant back seat. In the aroma one finds traces of vanilla, caramel, and oak resin – a very sound, very solid bourbon bouquet.

  • Jefferson’s 41.1% ABV

    Type: Very Small Batch, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • Jefferson’s Chefs Colaberation

  • Jefferson’s Groth Reserve

  • Jefferson’s Ocean

  • Jefferson’s Ocean Cask Strength

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    Jefferson’s Presidential Select 47% ABV

    Notable Tastes: toffee, cinnamon, vanilla, citrus, apple

    Distillery: McLain and Kyne / Castle Brands

    Type: Small Batch, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 18 years

    Jefferson’s Presidential Select is an ultra-rare, ultra-premium bourbon, bottled from the last year in operation of Louisville’s renowned Stitzel-Weller Distillery. This 94-proof, 17 yr old bourbon is a limited offering with a big robust nose and taste balanced with the trademarked Jefferson’s smooth finish.

  • Jefferson’s Rum Cask

  • Jesse James

  • JimBeam

    Jim Beam 40% ABV

    Distillery: James Beam Distilling Co. Clermont, Kentucky

    Type: James Beam Distilling Co. Clermont, Kentucky

    Aged: 4 years

    It wouldn’t be a bourbon list without good ‘ol Jim Beam. Having been an American staple forever, Jim Beam is America’s best selling bourbon whiskey.

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    Jim Beam – Devil’s Cut 45% ABV

    Distillery: James Beam Distilling Co. Clermont, Kentucky

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    The term “Angel’s Share” is a common term to describe the amount of spirit lost to evaporation during the aging process in a barrel. Jim Beam has cleverly coined the term “Devil’s Cut” to describe whiskey which has soaked and become trapped into the barrel and is typically not used in the production of whiskey. This trapped whiskey is what makes bourbon barrels so attractive for use in aging other spirits, like scotch whisky, tequila and rum. For their new Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Bourbon, Jim Beam has extracted this trapped whiskey using a proprietary process with steam and water and then blended that extracted whiskey with some of their regular aged bourbon.

    The extracted bourbon carries with it a tremendous amount of tannins and color from the barrel, giving this whisky a deep, dark color. The nose is clearly dominated by strong oak tones with clear cinnamon spice and an undertone of vanilla and caramel. It’s a bold and spicy nose, much more aggressive than the tradition Jim Beam. The entry is very oak forward as the oak notes explode on the palate. Things ease a bit by the mid palate and more of the vanilla and caramel notes find their way from underneath the bold oak. There are some slight cinnamon spice notes present but they do battle with the oak and ultimately get lost. The finish is fairly long and dry with the oak notes really lingering.

  • Jim Beam 12 Year

  • Jim Beam Apple

  • Jim Beam Black Extra Aged

  • Jim Beam Bonded

  • Jim Beam Choice

  • Jim Beam Distillers Masterpiece

  • JIM BEAM DOUBLE AGED

  • Jim Beam Fire

  • Jim Beam Honey 35% ABV

  • Jim Beam Maple

  • Jim Beam Quarter Oak

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    Jim Beam Red Stag 40% ABV

    Notable Tastes: All cherry

    Distillery: James Beam Distilling Co

    A blend of Jim Beam Bourbon and cherry syrup.

  • Jim Beam Red Stag Hardcore Cider

  • Jim Beam Rolled Oat

  • Jim Beam Single Barrel

  • Jim Beam Spanish Brandy Finish

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    John B Stetson 42% ABV

    Notable Tastes: burnt sugar, orange peel, cherries

    Distillery: Vision Wine & Spirits

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Crafted using both rye and wheat in the mashbill (in addition to corn and barley, of course), the whiskey is double distilled in traditional copper pot stills and aged for four years in oak (though no age statement is officially offered). Bottling proof is slightly elevated at 84 proof.
    On the nose: Some corn, and a bit of vaporous heat. Underneath, sugar, orange peel,and cherries. There’s also some Irish whiskey-like banana character in the mid-palate, with a corn chip kicker on the finish. Stetson comes across as young Bourbon, but one with a bit of pedigree. Both the rye and wheat character come through, which is quite a delight.

  • John Drum 101

  • Journeyman Featherbone

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    Knob Creek 50% ABV

    Notable Tastes: wood, spice, vanilla

    Distillery: James Beam Distilling Company. Clermont, Kentucky

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 9 years

    Named after Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home in Kentucky, Knob Creek is truly bourbon at its finest. Created to represent whiskey before it was mass produced, Knob Creek embodies the look, feel and taste of pre-prohibition bourbon. This full-bodied, flavorful bourbon takes classic cocktails to a new level.

    Distinctions
    Knob Creek Bourbon, bottled at an honest 100 proof like all good bourbons were a century ago, is aged nine years in wood, giving it the distinction of being aged the longest of the Small Batch Bourbons. This extra aging allows it to absorb more of the sugar in the wood, giving it a slightly sweeter taste and nose.

  • Knob Creek Smoked Maple

  • Knob Creek 2001

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    Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve 60% ABV

    Notable Tastes: oak, caramel, molasses, vanilla, spice

    Distillery: James Beam Distilling Company. Clermont, Kentucky

    Type: Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 9 years

    The nose is harsh at a remarkable 60% ABV for a non-uncut/unfiltered (AKA cut/filtered) whiskey. Once past that, it does pretty well with a lot of corn being picked up. A lot of oak here, too.

    The taste is surprisingly smooth, and will clear your sinuses right up! Again, be aware that this is a bourbon bottled at 120 proof. The oak is still there and is the most dominating taste in this bourbon.
    The finish is long and spicy, leaving your tongue tingling for a bit.

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    Lexington 43% ABV

    Notable Tastes: vanilla, sweet corn, spice, rye

    At 86 proof, Lexington Bourbon combines select grains of rye, malted barley and corn. The rye provides the perfect level of spice, while the malted barley allows the sweetness of the corn to peak through, creating a sensational taste. The resulting flavor boasts deep aromas of the aged oak with a hint of vanilla.

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    Makers Mark 45% ABV

    Notable Tastes: sugar, vanilla

    Distillery: Makers Mark Distillery. Loretto, Kentucky

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 6-7 years

    Chances are you’re already familiar with Maker’s Mark. After Jack Daniel’s and Jim Beam, it’s one of the bestselling American whiskeys. That’s for good reason: Everybody likes Maker’s.

    The company’s goal — to create a “soft,” easy-drinking bourbon — succeeds amiably here. There are great aromas of sugar cane and vanilla on the nose, and those are amplified in the body. Can have a bitter finish, but if you add the slightest touch of water, that vanishes completely.

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    Makers Mark 46 47% ABV

    Notable Tastes: sugar, vanilla, cinnamon

    Distillery: Makers Mark Distillery. Loretto, Kentucky

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 6-7 years

    A bourbon that shares Maker’s DNA but has distinctly more woodiness, which gives it a bracing cinnamon character. Not as sweet as Maker’s, which is legendarily heavy on sugary and vanilla character, it runs a tiny bit hotter, too: 94 proof vs. the standard version’s 90 proof.

  • Medley Brothers

  • Michter’s 10 YR

  • Michter’s Small Batch

  • Michter’s Toasted Barrel

  • Motor City Gas Belly Up

  • Motor City Gas Wood Hat Doublewood

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    New Holland Beer Barreled 40% ABV

    Notable Tastes: vanilla, chocolate, coffee, toasted marshmallow

    Distillery: New Holland Brewery & Distillery. Holland, Michigan

    Aged: 5 years

    Beer finished in Bourbon casks: Sure. Bourbon finished in beer casks: Sounds interesting…

    Beer Barrel Bourbon (no mashbill provided) is first aged in new oak for “several” years at a relatively low 110-115 proof. It’s then finished for 90 days in barrels that were used for the company’s Dragon’s Milk stout — which, in turn, was itself aged in a former Bourbon barrel. The cycle is endless!

    It’s young, corny Bourbon to be sure. The nose is heavy with grain, somewhat hot with smoky campfire notes and — curiously — a toasted marshmallow character at times. There’s continued grain on the palate, but the body has a unique texture to it. New Holland calls it “biscuity” but it’s more like a foaminess or frothiness to me — imagine the head on that pint of stout and you have a sense of it.

    As it opens up in the glass, this whiskey begins to burn off some of its grain character and exhibit more of the sweetness we expect from Bourbon. Here it takes on a butterscotch character, with some burnt toast and allspice along for the ride. Really interesting stuff, but it might take you a minute to get over the unique mouthfeel.

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    Old Forester Classic 50% ABV

    Notable Tastes: rye, vanilla, corn

    Distillery: Brown-Forman Distillers Company, Louisville, KY

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Old Forester 86 Proof is made in the same classic style originated by George Garvin Brown in 1870. Twice-distilled, this remarkable spirit is crafted using a precise grain recipe of corn, rye and malted barley. Old Forester is richer in rye than most bourbons, resulting in a uniquely full, rich, genuine character. This is what bourbon is supposed to be. Year after year.

  • Old Forester Signature 50% ABV

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • Old Grand Dad

  • Old Grand Dad Bonded

  • Old Grand-Dad 114

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    Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr 53.5% ABV

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 10yrs

    This wonderful bourbon is bottled as close to barrel proof as possible. They add just a splash of Kentucky limestone well-water when they empty the barrels for bottling. Thus, this whiskey is as smooth as any you will find. The more water you add to whiskey from its natural barrel proof to its bottle proof, the harsher it becomes. This 107 barrel proof seems to be just right.
    Rated 94 by the Beverage Tasting Institute

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    Old Weller Antique 53.5% ABV

    Notable Tastes: vanilla, honey, fruit, spice

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 7 years

    A medium amber bourbon, bearing a sweetish note with some unusual floral notes and a string dash of vanilla. The body is big and the palate is very well balanced, flirting between sweet honeyed fruit notes, a strong vanilla undertone and some sharp spicy tones; the finish is long and spicy.

    A very well crafted whiskey. Sip it at room temperature with a little spring water or over ice.

  • Orphan Barrel Barterhouse 20 Year

  • Orphan Barrel Forged Oak

  • Orphan Barrel Gifted Horse

  • Orphan Barrel lost prophet

  • Orphan Barrel Old Blowhard 26 Year

  • Orphan Barrel RHETORIC 20YR

  • Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 21yr

  • Orphan Barrel RHETORIC 22YR

  • OYO BOURBON

  • OYO MICHELONE RESERVE

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    Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15yr 53.5% ABV

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 15 years

    15 Year, 107 Proof A younger version of the famous 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle’ Family Reserve, this bourbon was crafted according to the exclusive family wheated recipe. The smooth, oak flavor blends well with the barrel proof. Selected from barrels in the heart of their Kentucky warehouse, it has remained untouched for 15 years and unhurried by time. “A whiskey connoisseur’s bonanza,…remarkable find…ranks with the best whiskeys,” Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal. Rated 98 by the Beverage Tasting Institute

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    Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20yr 45.2% ABV

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 20 years

    20 Year, 90.4 Proof This is the #1 rated Bourbon Whiskey in the world—Rated 99 out of 100 by the World Spirits Championship. This bourbon is aged 20 years and bottled at 90.4 proof. This whiskey is wonderfully smooth and rich. No other bourbon today can stand 20 years of aging, but this bourbon does it with style. “Pappy” Van Winkle was a true character. This bourbon, like “Pappy”, is full of character that makes it a very special whiskey. It has been put in the class of a fine after dinner cognac. Rated 99 by the Beverage Tasting Institute

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    Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23yr 47.8% ABV

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 23 years

    This very rare, limited edition bourbon takes generations of distilling know-how to produce. Only the most careful and expensive distilling method can be used to create a whiskey as special as this one. This is the same distillation as the famous 20 year old Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve. These barrels were carefully selected from the heart of the warehouse. This whiskey should be enjoyed neat. Any ice or water will dilute the uniqueness.
    Rated “Five Stars” by Paul Pacult

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    Parker’s Heritage 2012 69.7% ABV

    Notable Tastes: Spice, caramel, molasses, vanilla, burnt sugar

    Distillery: Heaven Hill Distillery Co. Louisville, KY

    Type: Small Batch, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: varies

    Parker’s Heritage collection is a series of rare, limited edition American Whiskeys offered as a tribute to sixth-generation Master Distiller Parker Beam for his 50 years of distilling experience.

  • Parker’s Heritage 2013 (Promise of Hope) 48% ABV

  • Parker’s Heritage 24YR

  • Parker’s Heritage Wheat

  • Penny Packer

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    Prichard’s Double Barrel 45.00% ABV

    Distillery: Prichard's Distillery, Inc. Kelso,TN

    Type: Double Barreled Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 9 Years

    A little known fact is, most whiskies are barreled at relatively high proof and cut to bottle proof with water. “Your whiskey has been watered down before you even screw off the cork”, say the folks at Prichard’s. “Can you imagine how this dilutes the flavor?”

    Benjamin Prichard’s Double Barreled Bourbon has been cur, then rebarreled in charred oak barrels and aged again. This exclusive process restores and enhances the natural flavors bourbon is so noted for.

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    Prohibition Edition 40% ABV

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 4 years

    A great bourbon at a more than great price. Sweet, smooth, and full of flavor. Not as complex as some of the higher-end bourbons on our list, but certainly outshines the generic name brands. Sip straight up or on the rocks.

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  • Rebel Bourbon/Rye

  • Rebel Reserve

  • Rebel Yell Cherry

  • Rebel Yell Honey

  • Redemption High Rye

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    Ridgemont Reserve 1792 46.85% ABV

    Notable Tastes: honey, molasses, brown sugar, nuts, toasted wood

    Distillery: Barton Distilling Company. Bardstown, Kentucky

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 8 years

    1792 (a reference to the year that Kentucky became a state) comes from the Barton Distilling Company, which ages this small batch whiskey for 8 years before releasing it as a 93.7 proof finished product.

    That product is ready-made for any sweet tooth: 1792 is one of the most sugary, dessert-friendly bourbons there is. If they were sipping whiskey like this in the 1700s, it’s a miracle we ever made it through the Industrial Revolution.

    That sweetness overwhelms everything: The nose speaks of honey and molasses, the body is brown sugar all the way, more molasses, nuts, and toasted wood character. To call 1792 simplistic would be incorrect: It knows what it wants to be and goes full-tilt for it, right for the throat. There are other bourbons that are more nuanced, complicated, and interesting, but I’d point to 1792 first for the after-dinner crowd.

  • Ridgemont Reserve 1792 Barrel Strength

  • Ridgemont Reserve 1792 Single Barrel

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    Rock Hill Farms 50% ABV

    Notable Tastes: oak, vanilla, nutmeg, caramel

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY

    Type: Singe Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    The nose presents hints of plums, candy, and papaya, and the medium body bears a simple palate with a touch of fruit, tobacco, and a pleasant minty backdrop.

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    Russell’s Reserve 45% ABV

    Notable Tastes: rye, apple, sugar

    Distillery: Wild Turkey Distillery. Lawrenceburg, Kentuckey

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 10 years

    This is a striking doppelganger to Russell’s appealing Reserve Rye, and the similarities are uncanny. It is very much like a Rye Whiskey, and will please many Rye fans; however, it lacks the sweetness that makes good bourbon so appealing.

    At 90 proof, the bourbon is improved with a little water, but still it lacks uniqueness. Part of the Wild Turkey family, it shares some of its DNA with its pappy, also displaying distinct apple notes.

  • Russell’s Reserve 1998

  • Russell’s Reserve Small Batch Single Barrel

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  • Stagg Jr. 67.2% ABV

    Notable Tastes: chocolate, brown sugar, rye, spice, cherry, clove, smoke

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Type: Barrel Proof, unfiltered Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Uncut and unfiltered, this robust bourbon whiskey ages for nearly a decade and boasts the bold character that is reminiscent of the man himself. Rich, sweet, chocolate and brown sugar flavors mingle in perfect balance with the bold rye spiciness. The boundless finish lingers with hints of cherries, cloves and smokiness.

  • Stoll & Wolfe

  • Straight Edge

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  • Traverse City Barrel Proof

  • Traverse City Cherry

  • Traverse City Port Finish

  • traverseCityWhiskey

    Traverse City Whiskey Co. 43% ABV

    Notable Tastes: vanilla, caramel, toasted wood

    Distillery: Traverse City Whiskey Co. Traverse City, MI

    From the Traverse City Whiskey Company in Traverse City, Michigan, this delightful bourbon whiskey will be sure to surprise you. Not the only Michigan-made bourbon on our menu, it is actually as good as, or better than, many of the Kentucky bourbons on our shelves. Drink it straight up or on the rocks.

  • Two James Grass Widow

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    Valentine (Ferndale)

    Notable Tastes: maple, vanilla, burnt sugar

    Distillery: Valentine Distilling Company. Ferndale, MI.

    A surprisingly sweet bourbon whiskey out of Valentine Distillery in Ferndale, this bourbon continues to shine with even our savviest of bourbon drinkers. One of the sweetest bourbons we have on the shelves. Throw a couple rocks in it if you’d like, but this stuff is definitely smooth and sweet enough to drink straight up.

  • Van Winkle Special Reserve 12yr

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  • wLWeller

    W. L. Weller Special Reserve 45% ABV

    Notable Tastes: caramel, vanilla

    Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 7 years

    W.L. Weller Bourbon is unique in that its recipe replaces the traditional portion of rye in the grain mash with wheat. It provides for an exceptionally smooth taste.
    An outstanding bourbon for the price. One of the most affordable bourbons you’ll come across.

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  • Wathen’s Single Barrel

  • Whoop & Hollar

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    Wild Turkey 101 50.5% ABV

    Distillery: Wild Turkey Distilling Co. Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

    With Jack Daniel’s and Jim Beam, Wild Turkey stands as one of the pinnacles of mass market whiskies. Of course, Wild Turkey has a far more dangerous reputation, owing to its 101 proof status… it’s right there in the name of the product!

    Wild Turkey is a surprisingly tame spirit for something with “Wild” in the name. It’s textbook bourbon, with a very light vanilla character and a touch of smoke. Served straight, it’s pure firewater, hard on the palate. With a little water, it’s a little more charming, but there’s no backbone to it, and the spirit comes off as a little thin, with a surprising and strong apple/apple juice flavor.

    Wild Turkey 101 is a good complement for fruit-based cocktail recipes, as the apple component works will with other fruit flavors. Or try it in a Manhattan. Extra cherries.

  • wildTurkey81

    Wild Turkey 81 40.5% ABV

    Notable Tastes: caramel, vanilla, corn

    Distillery: Wild Turkey Distillery. Lawrenceburg, Kentuckey

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 6-8 Years

    Well known for their 101 proof bourbon, the folks from Wild Turkey apparently wanted to confuse the hell out consumers even further with another 80-something proof bourbon in their namesake whiskey lineup. Let’s try to get this straightened out. The Wild Turkey Bourbon line has the classic 101. They also have an 80 proof. Did the new Wild Turkey 81 take the place of the 80? Not exactly.

    The 80 proof whiskey still exists. The 81 proof bourbon came about because Wild Turkey wanted to offer consumers a bolder, spicier bourbon than the 80 proof, yet one that was not quite as full flavored as the 101. Like Goldilocks it appears they were going for “just right”. In order to accomplish this, 81 is made from barrels between 6-8 years old that have a bolder flavor profile than the original 80.

  • wildTurkyHoney

    Wild Turkey American Honey 35.5% ABV

    Distillery: Wild Turkey Distilling Co. Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

    A bourbon must be at least 80 proof in the bottle to be called a bourbon, and it must not be mixed with any flavorings or foreign substances not associated with classic bourbon distilling. However, because its brothers and sisters are bourbons, we put Wild Turkey American Honey in the bourbon category.

    At 71 proof, you get an idea going in how much honey is in the blend, and overall it’s a success. The honey isn’t overpowering but you can still get a good taste of it, and it’s not too viscous and sweet, a common complaint with Drambuie.

    Mind you, it’s still a honey-sweet experience, though the nose doesn’t really suggest such. There are some flowery herbs (lavender?) in the finish, but it’s a real hunt to find them. There could be all manner of dessert drinks coming out of this spirit, but it was just fine consumed straight… just leave a good gap between your dram and dinner. It really blows out the palate if you’re planning on having something savory later on.

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    Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit 50.5% ABV

    Distillery: Wild Turkey Distilling Co. Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

    Type: Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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    Wild Turkey Rare Breed 54.2% ABV

    Notable Tastes: oranges, mint, burnt sugar, nuts

    Distillery: Wild Turkey Distillng Co. Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

    Aged: A blend of 6, 8, and 12-year stocks.

    Rare Breed is a “barrel-proof bourbon,” meaning it is bottled directly from a variety of barrels at the proof it reaches in those barrels, with no added water to lower the proof or dilute the flavor.

    This bourbon is a unique marriage of Wild Turkey 6-, 8- and 12-year-old stocks, which give the whiskey a rich, exceptional flavor that is remarkably smooth, considering its high alcohol content. It is assertive with hints of light oranges, mint, and tones of sweet tobacco that will remind you of your grandfather’s pipe-bowl. The finish is long, warm and nutty and lingers in the mouth with hints of hot peppers and well-toasted whole wheat bread.

  • woodfordReserve

    Woodford Reserve 45.20% ABV

    Notable Tastes: almonds, charred oak

    Distillery: Woodford Reserve Distillery, in Woodford County, central Kentucky. Formerly known as the Old Oscar Pepper Distillery and later the Labrot & Graham Distillery.

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Aged: 6 years

    On the nose: Cigar-boxes and a hint of charcoal. The taste is very firm. Full of flowers, lightly combined. Whole almonds. Marzipan. The finish is very long. Flowery. Violets.
    Perhaps encouraged by the dark-orange colour, the descriptors sound sweet, but the overall effect is one of pithy dryness, with great finesse.

  • Woodford Reserve Brandy Cask

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    Woodford Reserve Double Oaked 45.2% ABV

    Notable Tastes: wood, oak, vanilla, citrus

    Distillery: Woodford Reserve Distillery, Woodford County, Kentucky

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Woodford Reserve Double Oaked uses a special finishing barrel. The process is also different. Before being placed into a finishing barrel, Woodford Reserve is proofed back down to 110 proof (the same proof level that it goes into the barrel at the beginning of its agin process) and then put into a special finishing barrel and re-aged for an additional six months to a year (depending on the barrel). The whiskey is then proofed down to 90.4 proof and bottled.

    The key to Woodford Reserve Double Oaked is, of course, this second aging barrel. The finishing barrel is made out of new oak and has has had an “extreme toast” which is at least twice as long as the standard toast that Woodford traditionally does with their barrels. The barrel is then flash charred (literally 5 seconds), the lightest char possible. The inspiration for this product came from the Woodford Reserve Master Collection Seasoned Oak Finish and the impact that a different style of finishing barrel could have on a whiskey.

  • woodfordFourWood

    Woodford Reserve Four Wood 47.2% ABV

    Notable Tastes: chocolate, port wine, black cherry, raisins, sherry

    Distillery: Woodford Reserve Distillery, Kentucky

    Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    As the name implies, Four Wood is a Bourbon with a unique finishing program. Standard Bourbon, finished in newly charred American oak, is finished in one of three different types of barrels: maple, Sherry wood, and Port wood. (Woodford has experimented with maple in a past Master’s Collection.) The three barrel-finished whiskeys are batched together — the ratio is undisclosed, as are the ages of these whiskeys — and bottled as Four Wood.

    The nose offers that big wood rush that’s classic Woodford, lots of lumberyard character that masks what you’re about to get into. On the tongue, it’s woody as expected, but surprisingly sweet. Chocolate notes are prevalent, plus lots of fresh red/black fruit — the Port finish overpowers everything with black cherry and raisin notes. Sip this whiskey long enough and orange elements, driven by the sherry finish, come along as well. That’s a good thing, but it does give Four Wood a bit of a fruit salad feeling, with a whole lot going on in the fruit department and not enough spice to back it up.

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  • Yellow Stone Limited Ed. 2015

  • Yellow Stone Limited Ed. 2016

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