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Rated 95 - TOP 100 SPIRITS 2018. Bright topaz in the glass, this displays a mellow vanilla aroma and a light palate...
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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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Blanton's Straight From The Barrel is a export only, unfiltered, and uncut Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey...
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Exclusive to the Japanese Market, Blantons Takara Red sometimes called Blantons Red is aged around 2yrs longer then...
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700ml
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Rated 96 - There are aromas of orange zest, vanilla custard, and cornbread on the nose of this bourbon. Bold stewed...
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Indiana- A limited release of only 2,600 bottles, this 112 proof cask strength Bourbon packs some punch with notes of...
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750ml
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In 1870, Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. purchased a small distillery on the banks of the Kentucky River and named it O.F.C....
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Rated 97.5 - Another ripsnorting release from the Colonel EH Taylor range, unveiled in 2017. As you would expect from...
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Rated 93 - Toasted cereal, honey roasted walnuts, cinnamon, and golden raisin dominate the nose. Smooth and round...
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Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. Every barrel is...
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Rated 96 - Dark amber color. Aromas of dark chocolate shavings, hazelnut, black tea, and mahogany with a round,...
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For the first time ever, Elijah Craig is doing finished bourbon: fully matured Elijah Craig Small Batch is filled...
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Rated 97 - Complex and addictive. Scents of cinnamon, hazelnuts, and dried fruit precede big flavors: cinnamon...
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750ml
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Rated 93 - A bountiful nose offers aromas of buttered pancakes, fresh corn- bread, confectionery powder,...
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Rated 94 - Toasty aromas of grilled sweet corn, charred mesquite, and roasted pecans, this full-flavored bottling...
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After aging in the Solera, this unique American whiskey is then finished in fine Dakota Shy Cabernet wine casks. The...
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The limited-edition offering is a nostalgic nod to where it all began for the Beam family over 140 years ago in...
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Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend is the result of Magnus Master Blender Nancy Fraley’s desire to revel in a bourbon that...
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Bourbon United States Spirits Inventory Reduction

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.

Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.