The use of fresh, 'virgin' American Oak barrels is one of the key contributors to the overall flavour of Kentucky Bourbons, bold with spice, vanilla and a strong woody influence.
America has seen a considerable growth of craft and small-scale producers, many of which are eschewing the traditional styles, offering a more diverse range of grains, casks and types of whiskey being produced.
Wild Turkey 1 Litre 43.4%
Wild Turkey Rye 40.5%
Wild Turkey Straight Rye Whiskey is an 81 proof (40.5% alcohol) ode to Americas first distilled spirit: rye whiskey. When making Wild Turkey Rye, a deeper Alligator Char is used for extra flavor. Big, broad vanilla and spice notes burst through without changing the bold rye taste in this vatting of 4 and 5 year old whiskies.
Willett Pot Still 700ml 47%
Region: North America
Bottled in a representation of the copper pot still that gave it birth, Willet's Pot Still whiskey is one of Kentucky's hidden gem's. The Willet style is typically sweet and vanilla'd, with notes of summer fruits, floral-citrus undertones (lemon cake), and a drying woody spice from the virgin American oak casks it is matured in.
Woodford Reserve 40%
Rich, luminous mahogany with honey tints. Elegant and creamy, with strong notes of vanilla that overlap a rich dark fruit medley, along with butterscotch, cinnamon and a dash of black pepper. Mouth-filling spice, vanilla, caramel and fruit flavours, with a touch of mint. The finish is long, smooth and clean, with slight spice and pepper - refres...
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked 43.2%
A slightly different approach to 'double maturation', this twice-barreled bourbon creates the rich and colorful flavor of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. Uniquely matured in separate, charred oak barrels the second barrel deeply toasted before a light charring extracts additional amounts of soft, sweet oak character.
Woodford Reserve Rye 45.2%
Made in the traditional style, Woodford Reserve's new Kentucky Straight Rye delivers bold flavours of cracked pepper and tobacco with a long fruity and sweetly spiced finish.