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1792 Bourbon Small Batch 750ml

Rated 94 - Sweet maple and caramel cream are pungent in the nose. In the mouth it is thoroughly imbued with nutmeg, coffee and hints of red fruits...
94UBC
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A.H. Hirsch Bourbon High Rye 8 Year 750ml

The modern Hirsch whiskey brand is an inspired reflection of the legendary A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old that many consider to be the best...
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Adirondack High Rye Bourbon 750ml

Adirondack High Rye Bourbon was distilled in a custom copper pot, and released at the end of July 2016. It was aged for two years presumably in new...
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Adirondack Blended Bourbon 750ml

Many argue that crafting a perfectly well balanced whiskey blend is harder than distilling whiskey itself. We're not saying one or the other, we...
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Angels Envy Bourbon 750ml

Rated 93 - Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey finished in a port pipe. This is veteran master distiller Lincoln Henderson’s newest creation,...
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Berkshire Mountain Distillers Bourbon Smoke And Peat 750ml

Rated 95 - A delicate touch of peat smoke makes a strange but welcome bedfellow to the classic bourbon flavors of vanilla and sandalwood. The...
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Bib & Tucker Bourbon Small Batch 750ml

Rated 96 - Named for the finery one would wear for special occasions back in the day, the six-year-aged bourbon has a nose of antiques, new saddle...
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Bourbon

Bourbon has survived all manner of difficulties and restrictions to become one of the world’s best selling and most recognizable spirits. This unique and distinctly American whiskey came from humble origins, allowing poor farmers in the fields of Pennsylvania and Maryland to make a living from their crops. Prohibition, temperance movements and conflict continuously threatened to wipe Bourbon from existence, but today the drink is stronger than ever and has a global audience of millions. Over time, it has become more refined, and innovation and experimentation has set modern Bourbon apart from other whiskey styles.

Today, the Bourbon heartland and spiritual home is in Kentucky, where the whiskey producers of northern states traveled to seek a new home, free from oppressive tax regimes in the early days. It is now far from the rough and ready spirit of yesteryear, governed by strict rules and regulations to maintain standards and keep quality high. Modern Bourbon must be made from a mash which is no less than 51% and no more than 80% corn (the rest of the mash being made from rye, wheat or barley), giving it a distinctive sweetness, and it must be aged in charred, white oak casks with no other added ingredient but water.

The varied flavors of different Bourbons come about mainly from the different quantities of the permitted grains in the mash. A larger proportion of rye will produce a spicy, peppery whiskey, whereas more wheat will result in a smoother, more subtle drink. Ageing and water quality, as well as the expertise and vision of the craftsmen who distill it, will also make a difference, meaning there is much more to Bourbon than might first meet the eye.