Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $79.94
Jim Murray’s 2020 World Whisky of the Year. The Full Proof release of 1792 bourbon is a 62.5% abv whiskey that's...
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Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $59.94
Rated 90 - This Bourbon is packaged in a hefty bottle that looks like the ones seen on the Cognac shelf; the whiskey...
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Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $29.94
Rated 94 - Sweet maple and caramel cream are pungent in the nose. In the mouth it is thoroughly imbued with nutmeg,...
UBC
94
WKY
90
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(750ml)
Bottle: $64.94
Rated 93 - Distinct and elegant nose of orchard fruits, toasted cinnamon, black pepper, honey-roasted walnuts and...
UBC
93
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91
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Sale
(750ml)
Bottle: $71.70 $77.94
12 bottles: $68.45
With our fellow whiskey hunters in mind, we selected this individual barrel of Four Grain Bourbon to be bottled at...
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Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $33.92
Rated 92 - Golden amber color. Aromas of hot cinnamon candies, milk chocolate, corn pops, maple syrup, and toast with...
BTI
92
WKY
90
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Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $38.34
Many argue that crafting a perfectly well balanced whiskey blend is harder than distilling whiskey itself. We're not...
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Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $44.94
Rated 93 - Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey finished in a port pipe. This is veteran master distiller Lincoln...
WKY
93
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(750ml)
Bottle: $31.84
6 bottles: $28.80
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Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $114.94 $124.94
Rated 93 - Lean, dry and spicy, this seven-year-old small-batch Bourbon may be reminiscent of of rye whiskey. It has...
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Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $30.52
Rated 90 - Excellent, Highly Recommended - 2020 ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE
UBC
90
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(750ml)
Bottle: $24.78 $26.94
6 bottles: $24.00
Rated 90 - Amber color. Aromas of waffle crisp, milk and honey, French toast, and fresh baked cookies with a satiny,...
BTI
90
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(750ml)
Bottle: $24.94 $26.94
6 bottles: $24.00
Rated 89 - Reddish mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of tootsie roll, chocolate covered cherry, black forest cake,...
BTI
89
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Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $299.94
DESCRIPTION Four aged straight bourbon whiskies blended to create a smooth and unique expression. TASTING NOTES Ripe,...
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Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $52.94 $57.54
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(750ml)
Bottle: $80.34
6 bottles: $78.00
Rated 92 - Strikingly mature and rich, yet also lively and vibrant, this whiskey tempts with a host of vanilla...
WKY
92
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Rapid Ship
(750ml)
Bottle: $71.94
Barrell Bourbon Batch 028 is a blend of 10 and 11-year-old barrels created from a marriage of three distinct...
UBC
92
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(750ml)
Bottle: $80.34
6 bottles: $78.00
Rated 91 - Confected on the nose with hints of butterscotch hard candies, chocolate orange, cinnamon drops, and baked...
UBC
91
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(750ml)
Bottle: $80.34
6 bottles: $78.00
An old-school bourbon that deftly balances the individuality of its many sources, incorporating notes of bright...
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Bourbon Spirit

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.