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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...
94BTI
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1792 Bourbon Full Proof 750ml

Rated 94 - A decadent and heady nose of crushed graham cracker, orange liqueur, and apple pie crust introduce this intense whiskey. The added abv...
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1792 Bourbon Single Barrel 750ml

Rated 90 - This Bourbon is packaged in a hefty bottle that looks like the ones seen on the Cognac shelf; the whiskey inside has a brandy-like...
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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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Angels Envy Bourbon Port Finished Cask Strength 2016 750ml

Rated 94 - Some might prefer the more sippable regular-strength version, but for those seeking higher proof, this lively expression is surely a...
94WE
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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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Blade & Bow Bourbon Key #1 750ml

The importance of this bourbon lies in the fact that it contains some liquid from the pre-1992 shut down of Stitzel-Weller. It is a NAS bourbon,...
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Blade & Bow Bourbon Key #2 750ml

The importance of this bourbon lies in the fact that it contains some liquid from the pre-1992 shut down of Stitzel-Weller. It is a NAS bourbon,...
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Blade & Bow Bourbon Key #3 750ml

The importance of this bourbon lies in the fact that it contains some liquid from the pre-1992 shut down of Stitzel-Weller. It is a NAS bourbon,...
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Blade & Bow Bourbon Key #4 750ml

The importance of this bourbon lies in the fact that it contains some liquid from the pre-1992 shut down of Stitzel-Weller. It is a NAS bourbon,...
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Blantons Bourbon Single Barrel 750ml

Rated 96 - Bold and well structured, this Bourbon features warming vanilla and caramel accented by orange peel, stone fruit and a dry baking-spice...
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Blantons Bourbon Special Reserve Green Label 750ml

Blanton’s Special Reserve is ideal for those new to single barrel bourbons. A sweet taste profile with a floral nose and light undertones of...

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.