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.
Rittenhouse Rye 100 Proof 750ml 50%
Region: North American
This is the 100 Proof (50% ABV) version of the Rittenhouse Rye - a famous straight Kentucky Rye made at the Heaven Hill distillery. The higher strength makes it particularly good for use in punchy cocktails.
Rowan's Creek Small Batch 100.1 proof (50.5% Abv)
An artisan bottling of Kentucky Bourbon from Bardstown, Rowan's Creek is fruitier than most bourbons, and carries a spicy, strongly sweet palate. Presented in a wax-sealed 750ml bottle.
Sazerac Rye 45%
This rye whiskey is named after the Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans, birthplace of the famous Sazerac cocktail. Aromas of clove, vanilla, anise and pepper. Subtle notes of candies spices and citrus. The big finish is smooth with hints of licorice.
Stagg Jr. Kentucky Bourbon 66.05% 750ml
This younger brother of George T. Stagg, the Stagg Jr. was released several years ago to meet the demand for the Antique Collection from the Buffalo Trace distillery. Available in extremely limited quantities, it is great example of why these Buffalo bourbons are so much in demand - rich and sweet with chocolate and brown sugar flavors that ming...
Texas Legation Batch #2 46.2%
Texas Legation is produced by Ironroot Republic Distilling and bottled at 46.2%. The nose offers dusty sweetcorn husks which combine with seasoned oak to produce an uplifting nose, honey and vibrant fruit rounds it off. The palate has a background of sour mash with layers of honey and dark treacle.
Tin Cup Whiskey 42%
Featuring a bottle top which acts as a handy wee cup, Tin Cup American Whiskey has a bourbon style profile with a bold and spicy finish and gets its base flavour by balancing the spice and pepper flavor of rye with the sweet and smooth taste of corn and malt.
Trail's End 45%
The Trail's End is an 8 year old Kentucky Bourbon which has been finished in Oregon oak casks. The mature character is floral with honeysuckle and fruity with a sweet and spicy edge, leading to a toasted nutty note that becomes slightly charred in the finish.
Wild Turkey '101 Proof' 50.5%
Region: North America
Smooth and richly colored, Wild Turkey Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey is a genuine super-premium bourbon carefully crafted in the heart of Kentucky. Wild Turkey 8 Year-Old offers a lesson in traditional American values, most notably, the refusal to compromise on standards of excellence. Wild Turkey 8 Year-Old has an exceptionally soft, but ri...
Wild Turkey 'Rare Breed' 56.4% 700ml
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 flavour. Jimmy Russell keeps his Rare Breed in the freezer so he doesn't have to add ice, which would melt and ultimately dilute the flavour. First introdu...
Wild Turkey Rye 40.5%
Region: North American
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 Reserve 94 Proof 47% 750ml
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 Master's Collection 'Cherry Wood Smoked Barley' 45.2%
This new release from Woodford Reserve has a high percentage of malted barley in the mashbill - 30% to be precise, which has been smoked with Cherry Wood helping provide an interesting array of aromas and flavours. There are rich notes of caramel, brown sugar and dark chocolate on the nose, intermingling with hints of cherry jam and wood spice. ...
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.