Bourbon whiskey is a type of American whiskey: a barrel-aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn. The name is ultimately derived from the French Bourbon dynasty, although it is disputed whether Bourbon County in Kentucky or Bourbon Street in New Orleans inspired the whiskey’s name. Bourbon has been distilled since the 18th century. The use of the term “Bourbon” for the whiskey has been traced to the 1820s, and the term began to be used consistently in Kentucky in the 1870s. While bourbon may be made anywhere in the United States, it is strongly associated with the American South in general, and with Kentucky in particular.
Jefferson’s Ocean Bourbon
This bourbon started out as an experiment with just three bourbon barrels on Trey’s friend, Chris Fischer of OCEARCH’s ship, in a curious effort to discover what would happen if bourbon was left to weather the extreme elements: temperature fluctuations, salt air and the gentle rocking of the ship. The result was a thick, dark bourbon that showcases complex flavors reminiscent of other spirits; the almost black color and caramel flavors resemble a dark rum as the sugars within the barrels caramelized; the briny, savory taste from the barrels breathing the sea air is reminiscent of Islay Scotch; and at its core, it’s a true bourbon. Due to a massive demand from consumers, Trey has now commercialized this experiment and sent hundreds of barrels around the world. Each voyage of Jefferson’s Ocean typically crosses the equator four times, visits five continents and over 30 ports on an average sailing.
Wigle Rye Whiskey
Each batch is barreled in small 10 and 15 gallon charred oak casks for about a year before it is hand bottled. No two batches are the same, as they each reflect the evolving terroir of Western Pennsylvania from year to year as well as the proclivities of distiller at the time it was crafted.
Wigle White Wheat
Our Organic White Wheat Whiskey, is made from heirloom soft red winter wheat grain that local farmers deliver directly to our door after harvest. We mill the whole grains on site the same day we start a batch, and gently distill in a traditional copper pot to bring out the inherent sweet fruit notes of the grain.
The smoothness may surprise even non-whiskey drinkers. With more flavor than vodka, it’s also an excellent replacement for cocktails that call for a subtle and sophisticated clear spirit.
Widow Jane Straight Bourbon
As great whiskey distillers throughout the world — from Kentucky to Scotland — have long known, it takes sweet water from tough rock to make great whiskey. And, that’s what Widow Jane Whiskey is all about.
This 10 year whiskey is aged to perfection. It drinks like a 20 year bourbon with its deep cherry notes and light tannic finish.
Assisted by a family who had a old bottle of the bourbon sitting around and a dream team of bourbon industry experts, an eight year old bourbon from MGP said to be “reminiscent of the original bottle” was sourced as the base of the new whiskey. From there, a triple-cask finished spirit was created via “a marriage of bourbon aged in white oak and finished in Oloroso Sherry, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, and Cognac casks.”
No distillation without experimentation! Introducing Untitled – creative small batch spirits from the team at One Eight Distilling. Untitled is a series designed for play and experimentation. From unique mash bills and seasonal releases to special finishes and limited-edition collaborations, Untitled spirits will be released periodically and sold exclusively through the distillery or in partnership with select bars and retailers.
Wild Turkey 17 Year Old “Master’s Keep”
At 17 years-old and hand-selected by Master Distiller Eddie Russell for its perfectly balanced flavor, Master’s Keep is the longest-aged whiskey released by Wild Turkey in the United States. Aged in both brick and wood rickhouses and at 86.8 proof, it starts out smooth and silky, transforms into a caramel, vanilla sweetness, and finishes with savory spiciness and oak.
Grass Widow Bourbon
Grass Widow Bourbon comes from Two James Spirits, the first distillery to open in Detroit, Michigan since prohibition. The significant portion of rye in the mash bill makes it a “high rye” bourbon. After aging in new American oak barrels, the bourbon is finished in casks that previously held Madeira wine.
Jim Beam Single Barrel
Our master distiller carefully selects each barrel by hand – less than one percent are chosen for Jim Beam® Single Barrel – ensuring the highest quality. No two barrels are the same, and each is individually bottled, labeled and hand-numbered.
Evan Williams Black is 86 proof and aged far longer than we are required to by law. That proof and age leads to a Bourbon that we are proud of, made our way, and that is always rich, smooth, and full of character.
Evan Williams 23 Year Old
Evan Williams 23-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is both a rarity and, in the words of world-renowned whiskey writer Jim Murray, “a real marvel.” This extremely limited release bottling is only available domestically at the Bourbon Heritage Center. Virtually no other distiller bottles a Bourbon at this maturity, and as Murray states, “This is the grand old man of Kentucky. An astonishing whiskey that defies nature by holding so much stature despite all those blazing 100 degree Kentucky summers…one for the collection.
Balance and complexity are made approachable and affordable in this offering created from four styles of bourbon that we marry together in small batches. The result is a slightly fruitier and surprisingly sophisticated flavor profile, finishing – as always – with a smooth, vanilla-infused elegance that demands another round.
- 21 Year
Reservoir Distillery is a Double Gold award-winning distillery located in Richmond, Virginia, created by proprietors and lifelong friends Jay Carpenter and David Cuttino. All of our mash bills are 100% expressions of the finest quality, locally-sourced grains. Reservoir Wheat Whiskey is 100% wheat; our Rye Whiskey is 100% rye, and our Bourbon is 100% corn. Reservoir is able to produce an exceptional age profile by using small barrels housed in a corner sanctuary of our distillery in historic downtown Richmond. A small barrel increases the surface area to distillate ratio, which allows for faster, comprehensive aging, and we let the local history – from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to Arthur Ash and the recent RVA culinary renaissance – do what time does to living passions. Reservoir does not follow a set schedule for aging; instead, we personally taste every barrel to determine when it is ready. It takes a personal touch to make an exceptional whiskey, and just like our distilling process, our bottling procedures are hands-on and end with each bottle being personally signed by one of our dedicated distillers.
The original single-barrel bourbon, first introduced in 1984, and winner of a Gold medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition every year from 1999 – 2004.
Ten steps ahead in a dance of discourse, Rhetoric candy-coats and compels with equal amounts of art. Proper, eloquent, and poetic, this Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey speaks a language to which you could listen for hours. Each sip starts with a smoky, leathery nose that translates into vanilla oak, toasted rye, and dried fruits, and concludes with a long, full finish of cherry blossom and bitter chocolate. An ever-changing specimen, Rhetoric is an experiment in how barrel maturation imparts a lasting impression year after year. Each new year results in an older and wiser limited release from remaining maturing stock. A conversation piece if there ever was one.
Each new batch of Booker’s® Bourbon is unique in taste, age, proof and personality. All uncut, unfiltered* and created in very limited quantity. We’re perfectionists about what we put in and purists about what we take out. Leaving you with rare, barrel-strength bourbon that holds nothing back.
- Private Stock Fred Bourbon
The honeyed citrus and almond notes are joined late by a pleasant green apple surprise, and while it’s a little bit thin for cocktailing—Old Fitz needs good vermouth or your Manhattan’s going to taste washed-out—it’s very fine for sipping neat.
Beginning with a subtle nose, I.W. HARPER Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey leaves traces of caramel and vanilla on entry before melting into velvety bursts of wood and spice. The finish is sweet and pleasant with subtle fruit notes.
13 Year: A rarely-seen bottle of Wild Turkey, bottled at 13 years of age and labelled ‘Distiller’s Reserve’. It’s rare to see Wild Turkey bottled at anything other than the standard 101 proof too.
Forgiven: Wild Turkey Forgiven is a blend of 78% 6 year old bourbon and 22% 4 year old rye whiskies. Apparently initially produced due to a mix-up at the distillery, the result was so good they decided to release it.
101: Poorer quality premium bourbons are distilled at higher proofs, as they are less expensive to manufacture that way, and then watered down to reduce the proof before bottling. However, as Wild Turkey comes out of the barrel at around 109°, it only requires a little water to be added and therefore retains it true bourbon flavour. Jimmy likens it to making a great soup; if you cook it longer at a lower temperature, you retain the best flavour.
Rye: Our rye whiskey has a rich, balanced aroma of vanilla and spice with a unique toffee and peppery taste, making it less sweet than bourbon, but with similar tones of caramel and vanilla. The warm and smoky flavours it’s known for make it the favourite with aficionados and new converts alike.
Small Batch: Tastes of caramel corn sweetness, mingled with butterscotch and licorice. The aftertaste is a soft mouth-feel that turns into subtle spices of pepper and tobacco.
Rye: The 5th release in Buffalo Trace’s E.H. Taylor range of whiskies is a straight rye, with a mashbill of just rye and malted barley making it quite different to their other ryes.
Sonoma Cutrer: The Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish is the latest in product innovation from Woodford Reserve, and marks the ninth release in the series. The Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish was produced by taking a batch of mature Woodford Reserve and finishing the spirit in Pinot Noir barrels freshly emptied and shipped from California’s famed Sonoma-Cutrer Winery.
Masterson’s 10 Year. Straight Rye
The rye spice comes barreling out again bringing some great solid notes of caramel, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg and leather. The tobacco notes have turned a bit bitter on the palate and the baking spices have taken on a bit more of a nutmeg and clove feel. The woody notes have firmed up and provide a great floor for some ambiguous sweet notes to flit about.
Bourbon whiskey: This spirit, distilled through timeless liquor-making techniques, utilizes a three-grain recipe that infuses generations of Southern tradition with the spiciness of northern rye and a touch of malt for smoothness. FEW is hand-crafted through a small-batch process in charred oak barrels to age its bourbon whiskey.
Rye: The generous rye content is married with the sweetness of corn for a genteel interpretation of the venerable spirit. Patiently aged in air-dried oak barrels, its spicy character transcends mere resurgence. Behold – the renaissance of rye.
Bourbon: After several years, once our whiskies have developed a robust richness and a mellow golden hue, we taste and assemble the final blend… but instead of going right to bottling, we allow the batch to “rest” a while – a few months or longer, in 225 liter casks made of French oak previously used in the aging of wine. The tighter grain and subtle flavor profile of these older French oak barrels adds a degree of elegance and finesse to the finished whiskey – nothing overpowering, but a layer of stylish complexity that really pulls all the components together.
Rye: Today top-quality American Rye is being demanded by whiskey drinkers once again, and Filibuster is making sure their voices are heard! We blend small batches of traditionally-crafted spicy young rye whiskey with a bit of barrel aged bourbon for balance, and let ‘em talk it out for a few months in wine-seasoned French oak casks before bottling. The result is our Dual Cask Rye a unique whiskey that showcases Rye’s firey spice, but is uncommonly smooth going down. This unique process takes more time, and cost more money, but we think the results speak for themselves.
High-Rye: A bourbon from Redemption packed full of rye – 38% of the mashbill is rye – aged for ‘over two years’ and great for Manhattans.
Rye: Redemption Rye is made from a mash-bill of 95% premium rye, aged for two years in new oak and tasting much older – full of spicy zing.
7Year: Distilled from a mash of 95% premium rye and 5% malted barley and has been aged for seven year in charred new oak barrels. After being properly aged, the whiskey is minimally filtered and then bottled immediately at a bold 122.4 proof, resulting in a rich, flavorful spirit with prominent notes of spice, caramel and honey blended with hints of citrus and rye bread.
Baker’s Bourbon is distilled at a lower proof and barreled & aged in small batches, allowing the bourbon to pull more toasted nut, fruit & vanilla flavor from the barrel wood. Today, Baker’s is still made using this very technique & is aged only in our most select rackhouses for a robust bourbon flavor with a silky, smooth finish.
The first Texas whisky on the market since Prohibition, Baby Blue is crafted from roasted heirloom blue corn. This rich and oily maize adds new sophistication to the corn whisky tradition, while keeping the freshness and verve of classic American distilling. Intentionally youthful, Baby Blue captures the essence of this prized corn with a round nuttiness, roasted overtones and refined complexity. The mouth feel is viscous with a soft finish. A true Texas original that we are delighted to share with the world.
Each bottle is our attempt to build on this distilling tradition from which we come by adding something new and wonderful. We use the finest ingredients and utmost care in crafting our whiskies. We handwrite the batch number and individually stamp Balcones’ wax seal on each bottle as a sign of the care that goes in to the whisky you have in your hand. Each batch is a mingling of barrels we have personally tasted to ensure their quality to create a truly unique and world-class spirit.
Noah’s Mill is an outstanding old small batch bourbon, containing whiskeys between 4 and 20 years old. Quite rare this, and very enjoyable in an old-fashioned.
Angel’s Envy is what happens when 200 years of bourbon tradition meet an independent master craftsman’s instinct to improve. It’s a total return to the art of craft-first, hand blended batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time.
Originally produced by Charles Nelson in conjunction with Sperry, Wade & Co., Belle Meade Bourbon is a brand that dates back to the American pre-Prohibition era. Known for its bold character and smooth finish, Charles Nelson bottled and sold Belle Meade™ Bourbon in his day and we, his great-great-great grandsons, are doing the same today. We have hand-selected barrels to create this unique family blend and have come up with something that would make our ancestors proud.
Our cornerstone spirit, Sonoma Rye Whiskey, starts with a unique, 100% rye mashbill, relying on traditional techniques like direct-fire alembic stills and hand separation, overseeing production from grain to glass. Aged in new charred American oak barrels and finished in old wood, this whiskey features hints of vanilla, allspice, and white pepper. The final product is the result of the hard work of our intelligent, dedicated team who proudly ignore modern trends in the pursuit of a new legacy steeped in the old ways here at Sonoma County Distilling Company.
Bourbon: Knob Creek is crafted in limited quantities, aged 9 years and placed in only the deepest charred American Oak barrels to fully draw out the natural sugars. Then we bottle it at an honest 100 proof to reflect the flavor, strength and patience that defined pre-prohibition whiskey.
Rye: Knob Creek Rye is still made in small batches, patiently aged in the deepest charred barrels and bottled at a full 100 proof to maintain our approach to big flavor. Only instead of corn as the master grain, it’s rye. We happen to use the highest quality rye. It’s what gives you that unique spicy, smooth flavor that changes your cocktails forever.
Single Barrel: Most bourbon is blended together from multiple barrels to create a consistent taste. However, each barrel of Single Barrel Reserve is bottled individually to become one-of-a-kind. Each batch we handpick will have slight variations in taste, color and aroma based on its final age, rack placement and other proprietary methods passed down for eight generations.
Cask Strength Straight Wheat
Cask strength wheat whiskey from Dry Fly Distillers in Spokane, Washington. You don’t see many cask strength wheat whiskeys these days, so here’s a great chance to try some. A bold expression, with plenty of character and power behind it
Four Roses Bourbon
Small Batch: Mingling multiple Bourbon recipes is an art in itself. Four original and limited Bourbon recipes have been expertly selected by our Master Distiller at the peak of maturation to create a perfectly balanced Small Batch Bourbon that rewards you with a mellow symphony of rich, spicy flavors along with sweet, fruity aromas and hints of sweet oak and caramel. Finishes soft, smooth and pleasantly long. Best enjoyed straight up, on the rocks or with a splash. 90 proof. 45% alcohol/volume.
Single Barrel: A premium Single Barrel Bourbon with a taste you’ll want to savor again and again. Complex, full bodied and surprisingly smooth with a delicate long finish that’s unbelievably mellow. Contains hints of ripe plum, cherry and other fruits, mild spices, plus sweet aromas including caramel, cocoa, vanilla and maple syrup. Drink straight up or on the rocks. 100 proof. 50% alcohol/volume.
Bourye: It’s back! Very similar to original Bourye in age profile and component whiskeys, we actually think this one is better. Unique and very premium blend of old and rich bourbon (9 years old) and rye (10 and 16 years old) whiskeys making for a premier sipping whiskey and one of our (High West) all time favorites.
Rendezvous Rye: Rendezvous® Rye is a blend of two exotic straight rye whiskies; one old, and one young. It marries the rich aromatic qualities of a 16-year-old rye with the bold spicy properties of 6-year-old rye to create a full flavored, very complex whiskey. The 6-year-old boasts an uncommonly high 95% rye mash bill. Almost every other straight rye whiskey you can buy today is barely legal, with 51-53% rye in the mash bill. Not Rendezvous® Rye.
American Prairie Reserve: The liquid in this bottle is a premium blend of Bourbons, one of America’s native spirits. It’s a great sipper and thinking whiskey. High West pledges to donate 10% of our after tax profits from the sale of this bottle to the American Prairie Reserve. Be thoughtful and help us protect and preserve America’s natural resources.
Son of Bourye: The Son of Bourye® gets its name from High West’s original Bourye®, a blend of straight Bourbon and rye whiskies. As you might expect, Son of Bourye® is made from younger whiskies than the original.
Double Rye: An unusual shotgun marriage of two rye whiskies from two different distilleries back east, DOUBLE RYE! ™ combines a feisty high rye 2-year-old and a saddle smooth 16-year-old. The younger rye has a mashbill with 95% rye/5% barley malt and the older has a more typical rye mashbill with 53% rye and 37% corn.
Campfire: High West Whiskey Campfire® is the world’s only, and possibly first, blend of Scotch, bourbon and rye whiskeys. A very unusual, distinctive, yet delicious whiskey.
10 Year: WhistlePig produces a 100-proof, straight rye whiskey, aged for at least ten years through a unique double-barrel process.
12 Year: In the spring of 2014, Master Distiller Dave Pickerell began a unique experiment on the WhistlePig Farm. After studying the best techniques of the Old World – particularly Scotch whiskies – Dave and the WhistlePig team paired bonds of 12-year-old rye with premium European oak casks – Madeira, Sauternes, Port, Cognac, and Sherry. After a series of single finish releases and extensive industry feedback, the 12 Year Old World is the product of a carefully selected marriage of three finishes that highlights their distinctive flavors to create an exceptionally balanced spirit.
Russell’s Reserve 10 Year: Master distillers and premier whiskey makers Jimmy and Eddie Russell have brought nearly 100 years of combined experience to artfully crafting Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon. Bottled at 90 proof, this hand selected small batch bourbon has a rich, caramel and vanilla taste and a uniquely smooth finish.
Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon: is matured in only the deepest No. 4 “alligator” char, American White Oak barrels handpicked by our master distillers. Individually bottled at 110 proof and non-chill filtered to guarantee maximum flavor, each barrel has its own unique personality yet still captures our signature rich, creamy toffee and vanilla taste.
Old Scout: 7 plus year old barrels with a high rye content of 36%, this fine whiskey has exceptional taste and smoothness. Non chill filtered, non carbon filtered. A robust 99 proof, it’s strong, but deliciously drinkable like all of Smooth Ambler’s offerings. Bold, sweet-spicy flavors with subtle apple, cherry and tobacco aroma.
Old Scout Rye: Old Scout Straight Rye Whiskey rounds out the Old Scout family. A 7 year old whiskey using 95% rye in the mashbill, this is a true rye aficionado’s whiskey. Sweet and smooth; spicy without being medicinal, Old Scout Rye honors a time when rye whiskey was THE whiskey of America. Black tea, honey, baking spices and a bit of mint make this a powerful whiskey that’s enjoyed neat or stands up well in a cocktail.
Contradiction: blends two whiskeys. One is a ‘wheater’, or wheated Bourbon and the other is a Bourbon made with rye. We are very proud of our knack for bringing you great spirits we hand-make and excellent spirits we hand-select; Contradiction is the opportunity to enjoy in a single sip, the convergence of those two very different efforts.
13th Generation Master Distiller Marko Karakasevic, who pioneered the idea of distilling bottle-ready beer to make whiskey, double-distilled this lot in the family’s classic Alambic Charentais pot still from Bear Republic’s award-winning Racer 5 IPA® beer (7% abv) in April 2012. Aged in French Oak for 28 months, Lot No. 3 has its own character: it’s more deeply spiced with a dark green almost herbal aroma, and the malty, hoppy, herbaceous, soft dried papaya flavors are a touch more subdued than earlier Lot releases.
John J. Bowman
Early pioneer Colonel John J. Bowman first explored Kentucky in 1775. Four years later he moved his family to Lincoln County where they were among the earliest settlers of Kentucky. He presided over Kentucky’s first county court and was also appointed the first military commander and governor of Kentucky County. He was the great, great uncle of Abram Bowman, founder of Virginia’s A. Smith Bowman Distillery. This single barrel bourbon whiskey commemorates the early American pioneer John J. Bowman. The taste is smooth and well rounded, with a touch of figs, almonds.
Michter’s Sour Mash
During the 1970s and 1980s, Michter’s Original Sour Mash Whiskey was the distillery’s single most popular product. While the “Sour Mash” moniker originated from the whiskey production process of the same name – whereby some previously fermented mash is used as the starter for the new mash to be fermented, much like making sourdough bread – Michter’s Original Sour Mash earned distinction for its unique taste. With its unique grain selection, it cannot be categorized as a rye or a bourbon. After disappearing from the market in 1989, Michter’s Original Sour Mash Whiskey made a triumphant return in 2012 with its introduction into the US1 line. Staying true to the profile and palette of its predecessor, Michter’s US1 Sour Mash has quickly become a favorite of whiskey enthusiasts.
Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey: Our recipe uses only rye grain and malt to deliver a pure expression of the taste of classic Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey which then evolves by way of barrel aging at least six months in charred, new oak quarter casks to reach the right balance between complexity and smoothness. The result is a very smooth whiskey that delivers that up front spice that rye is known for, while finishing with a full and round mouth feel.
Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey Finished in Vermouth Barrels: For this modern classic, we’ve selected casks previously inhabited by Quady Winery’s Vya Sweet Vermouth to create an amazing double finish rye. The process takes our flagship rye (already aged a minimum of 6 months) and ages it a second time in select vermouth barrels for an additional 3 months — merging the warm, balanced flavors of American vermouth with our smooth, spicy rye to deliver an exceptional nose with a distinctive taste and character all its own.
Besides our high-rye mash bill we owe our success to careful mingling of casks at each bottling and the perfect Breckenridge snowmelt water used for proofing. The natural minerality of our water source ensures the luscious mouth-feel, depth of flavor, and long finish making our whiskey one of the very best in the World. Two to three year old Bourbon, distilled in Breckenridge, is blended with straight Bourbon Whiskeys from Kentucky and Tennesee selected for their flavor, synergism, and heritage.
At Garrison Brothers, we are single-mindedly dedicated to making fine bourbon. Bourbon is all we will ever make, and it is our mission to study the craft and get better every day. We consider our still house and barrel barns hallowed ground. Bourbon-making is governed and protected by strict standards of identity. It must be distilled at below 160 proof; it must be made from 51% corn; it must mature in new white American oak barrels; and it must be barreled below 125 proof. These industry-mandated regulations mean bourbon is the most expensive and time consuming spirit one can make. At Garrison Brothers, we consider making bourbon the Holy Grail of artisan distilling. We believe our bourbon is the ultimate ambrosia.
At Catoctin Creek, we believe in high quality food and spirits. Organic means higher quality: grain and fruit, sourced locally when possible, free of pesticides and chemical additives that would come through in the spirits we produce. Sure, it is more difficult to produce organically, but the results speak for themselves.
Henney Du Yores
Henry Du Yore’s Bourbon is an ultra premium American Whiskey that fits within the boundaries of the Bourbon category: a mash bill of greater than 51% corn and an aging program of at least two years in new Bourbon barrels, but with a greater than usual influence from rye and a liberal amount of barley to give greater viscosity and weight to the palate. Longer aging and a unique finishing program utilizing French oak barrels lend additional complexity to this whiskey.
Baby Bourbon: Once our local farmers harvest and dry the corn grown for our Baby Bourbon, we grind it, add water and cook the mash for fermenting – creating a round flavor and balanced palate. Baby Bourbon is left to mature in our signature small charred new American oak barrels, giving it a uniquely rich amber color. Small barrels mean more wood contact, which accounts for its rich, oaky, smoky flavor profile. We never charcoal or chill filter our bourbon, giving you a full-flavor experience. You’ll also recognize subtle notes of vanilla and caramel.
Single Malt: Our Hudson Single-Malt Whiskey is the first to be distilled in the Hudson Valley. We like inventing history and we love our whiskey. We start with 100% whole-ground malted barley and pot-distill it one small batch at a time in a converted granary at the historic Tuthilltown Gristmill. It’s then aged in new small charred American oak casks and bottled at 92 proof, preserving its depth and character.
Manhattan RYE: You’ll be amazed at the balanced flavor and fuller mouthfeel. It’s good old American ingenuity you can taste. This is not your grandfather’s harsh tipple. Bottled at 92 proof, this is honest rye whiskey – spicy and rustic, yet smooth.
Breaking & Entering
With Breaking & Entering Bourbon, our plunder is your pleasure. To make B&E, Dave and Lance went deep into the rickhouses of Kentucky’s most venerable bourbon distilleries and brought several hundred barrels back to blend at our distillery in Alameda. Plenty of spirits producers source spirits from elsewhere, then blend and bottle them under their own label and hope that you don’t notice. We’re gonna tell it to you straight. Our 30+ years of artisan distillation experience have earned us credibility as craft distillers, and we aim to be worthy of your trust.
Artfully aged at a relatively mild 80 proof, Basil Hayden’s® is as novel and delectable a bourbon whiskey as it was when the master distiller rolled out his first barrel over 200 years ago. Marked by a rich cascade of aromas and flavors, Basil Hayden’s® is still a small batch bourbon, but with broader appeal. And just as it was in 1796, the only ‘rule’ to enjoying our Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is that it should be done responsibly.
This Bourbon takes its namesake from the creek that still runs through our distillery. Back in the late 1700’s, whiskey makin’ was the order of the day… the creek that still bears [John Rowan’s] name is still carrying the best limestone spring water there ever was for making good Bourbon.
Bourbon: Bulleit® Bourbon is inspired by the whiskey pioneered by Augustus Bulleit over 150 years ago. Only ingredients of the very highest quality are used. The subtlety and complexity of Bulleit® Bourbon come from its unique blend of rye, corn, and barley malt, along with special strains of yeast and pure Kentucky limestone filtered water. Due to its especially high rye content, Bulleit® Bourbon has a bold, spicy character with a finish that’s distinctively clean and smooth.
Medium amber in color, with gentle spiciness and sweet oak aromas. Mid-palate is smooth with tones of maple, oak, and nutmeg. Finish is long, dry, and satiny with a light toffee flavor.
Rye: Russet in color, with rich oaky aromas. The taste is exceptionally smooth, with hints of vanilla, honey, and spice. Finish is crisp and clean, with long, lingering flavors. 90 proof (45% ABV) • 95% rye, 5% malted barley
10 Year: Deep russet in color, rich oaky aromas. Consistently smooth taste with vanilla, dried fruit, and a long, smoky finish. 91.2 proof (45.6% ABV) • 68% corn, 28% rye, 4% malted barley
Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. Every barrel is discriminately selected to offer consistent flavor but with a seemingly individual personality. Eagle Rare is a bourbon that lives up to its name with its lofty, distinctive taste experience. The nose is complex, with aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak. The taste is bold, dry and delicate with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa. The finish is dry and lingering.
Black Cherry: Red Stag by Jim Beam® Black Cherry has a balance of soft, dark cherry aromas backed by traditional bourbon oak. The palate finishes with warm, black cherry and smooth bourbon notes.
Honey Tea: A smooth whiskey that features the flavors of two southern classics: Honey and Tea. Corn and mellow oak notes mix with a hint of honey and tea with a smooth and warm finish.
Legal. Just barely. Harkening back to its homegrown roots, Ole Smoky® Original Moonshine is made with the same renegade attitude of its forefathers. Our hundred-year-old recipe produces a white whisky as smooth and bright as the promise of a Saturday night when anything can happen and likely will. Every shot, swig or slug of Ole Smoky Original Moonshine is highly drinkable and hardly pretentious. Don’t just start your night, fire it up.
Ravens wood: Journeyman is excited to offer handcrafted artisan spirits with a focus on whiskey. Our products are unique because we’re dedicated to producing something that takes time and pure ingredients. While whiskey is what we originally fell in love with, all of our products have a special place in our heart. Variety and quality are what motivate us. We’re excited about this adventure of the spirit; we hope you are, too.
Buggy Whip Wheat: Whiskey is aged in new charred oak barrels, and is bottled at 90 proof (45% ABV). It’s made with 100% wheat, and it showcases a dark bronze color in the glass. When you pry off the dark green wax seal of Buggy Whip Wheat Whiskey, or “The Whip,” and hold the bottle to your nose for your first scent, you’ll notice a powerful grainy aroma, with an undertone of sweetness. On the palate, you’ll notice grain, a bit of caramel, earthy leather, and even a bit of nuttiness. The finish offers a sharp, long-lasting burn. On ice, Buggy Whip is sweeter and lighter, without the burn but still offering a pleasant warmness.
Bourbon: Temptation Bourbon is made from a 75% corn, 20% rye and 5% malted barley mashbill, and is aged for at least two years in charred American oak casks. With a higher corn percentage than sister Redemption Bourbon, this is sweet and fruity.
Rye: Redemption Rye is made from a mash-bill of 95% premium rye, aged for two years in new oak and tasting much older – full of spicy zing.
The dark sweets (toffee, caramel, brittle etc.) start things off again and are quickly followed by vanilla, dried orchard and dark fruit, a more pronounced spice, saw dust and that same earthy tobacco leather thing from the nose. It’s like a piece of leather had some tobacco rubbed into it and was then dropped on an earthen floor. Not solidly any of those, but an amalgamation of aspects of each.
The company’s name was inspired by the (in)famous American moonshiner and travelling musician William Wolf. He was known far and wide across the American South during the prohibition for distilling, and often flavoring, exceptional whiskeys.
By using prohibition era recipes and real ingredients in our own whiskeys, we strive for an authentic flavor that has the same renown as the legend it’s named for. Nobody really knows what became of the celebrated moonshiner but we like to think he’s still out there, somewhere, enjoying a drink of the whiskey that bears his name.
Bourbon: Elegant. Smooth. Refined. That’s what 4 years of aging in new charred oak barrels does to our bourbon. Every drop is worth the effort and we love the idea of sticking to our great-great-grandfather’s recipe. Seriously.
Single Barrel: Every bottle of Jim Beam® Single Barrel bourbon represents individuality – not only with the distinct flavor and personality of the liquid itself, but also with its hand-written bottle labels and the distillers’ wisdom that’s printed on the back.
Devils Cut: Aroma: Deep Char aroma with a smokey back drop. Taste: Flavorful bodied with intense oak and vanilla notes.
Old No 7: We do things a little differently around here – and that’s what gives Jack Daniel’s its distinctive character. We charcoal mellow our whiskey drop by drop, then let it age in our own handcrafted barrels.
Gentleman Jack: Just like Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Gentleman Jack is charcoal mellowed before going into the barrel. Gentleman Jack, however, receives an additional “blessing” when it is charcoal mellowed again after reaching maturity giving it ultimate smoothness. Gentleman Jack is full-bodied with fruit and spices, and its finish is silky, warm, and pleasant. When you drink Gentleman Jack, do so with pride, for this is the whiskey a gentleman orders.
Tennessee Honey: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey is a blend of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and a unique honey liqueur of our own making, for a taste that’s one-of-a-kind and unmistakably Jack. With hints of honey and a finish that’s naturally smooth.
Master Distiller Series No. 4: Jess Gamble served as our Master Distiller for just two years. But it was an important time, Jess was the first of our head distillers to come from outside Jack’s family. Even so, he made sure the whiskey was made and mellowed Mr. Jack’s way.
100 Proof – Not Chill-Filtered – Over 38% Rye in the Mash Bill – Rich Bourbon Sweetness & Rye Spice; vanilla, honey, chocolate & cloves – Neat, over ice, or in a proper Old-Fashioned, this whiskey rocks.
Aged for a minimum of six years, each bottle of Rebellion Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is numbered and bottled by hand.
Maker’s: Proof: 90
Aroma: Woody oak, caramel, vanilla and wheat prevail in the nose
Taste: Sweet and balanced with caramel, vanilla and fruity essences
Finish: Smooth and subtle
Maker’s 46: Proof: 94
Aroma: Hints of wood staves, caramel and sweetness
Taste: Very intense flavors; a big crescendo of wood blending perfectly with deep, complex and rich notes of vanilla and caramel
Finish: Smooth and subtle
If you haven’t tried it yet, just imagine what it feels like to stand face-to-face with a fire-breathing dragon who just ate a whisky barrel full of spicy cinnamon. Live it, love it, shoot it – what happens next is up to you.
Elijah Craig was named for a reverend who lived in Virginia. He kept a warehouse where he stored barrels and one day experienced a devastating fire. He used the charred casks regardless and found they imparted a lovely character.
This deep amber whiskey has a complex aroma of vanilla, mint and molasses. Pleasantly sweet to the taste with notes of brown sugar and spice that give way to oak, toffee, dark fruit and anise. This whiskey finishes long and smooth with serious depth.
Rod & Rifle
We first distill the bourbon and then it is double distilled using a time honored copper still, to create Rod & Rifle Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Our double distilled bourbon is then aged to perfection in newly charred barrels of American Oak for 48 months. The barrels then rest comfortably in the Southern climate to create bourbon worthy of the Great Outdoors.
There is a light buttery caramel that is persistent through out and lays down a very nice base. From there hints of toasted oak, honey, almonds, and candy corn fade in and out as it’s swirled around on the palate.
Caramel, cherries, and waffle cone. Now that’s a horse of a different color. There’s a very low bourbon spice riding beneath some slightly bigger notes of coca, orange, molasses and a bit of wood. Every now and then I get a note of charcoal which adds to the uniqueness of this dram.
The rye spice pops a bit more here and it’s accompanied by a hints of lemon pepper, course grains and some soft woodiness. A strange subversive sweetness runs alongside the spicy peppery fruit and creates a very interesting juxtaposition of flavors.
Bold aroma of spices and rye. Initial notes of poached apples, pears and custard are balanced by notes of rye and lead to hints of coffee, butterscotch and mellow figs. Lingering, smooth finish that slightly warms.
A selection of the distillery’s finest barrels. Smoothed to perfection with pure Kentucky limestone water. Full-bodied, but without any harshness.
Golden in color and rich in taste, Rebel Yell Bourbon is made according to the original W L Weller wheated bourbon recipe in one of Kentucky’s oldest distilleries. Strong but slow-spoken, Rebel Yell takes time to age and mellow, so take your time to relish the fine, deep flavor of one of America’s most authentic bourbon whiskeys.
A cask strength bourbon, this is the flagship bourbon from the Johnny Drum range of handmade bourbons, produced in small batches. (Previously a 15 year old.)
Alaska Outlaw Whiskey is a premium artisan whiskey that is crafted in small batches and aged for three years in Oak Barrels. The ultra-smooth taste of Alaska Outlaw Whiskey sets it apart from mass manufactured Whiskeys.
What the nose lacks the taste more than makes up for. Big bold rye spice floods the palate along with honey, red pepper, cinnamon and caramel syrup (like Torani, not the ice cream topping). There is a bit of fruit like those apple pear hybrids and some leather hanging out in the back. Subtle, but definitely making themselves known. A splash of water kicks up the vanilla, ice seems to bring out more of the rye and in a Manhattan or Old Fashioned it makes one hell of a statement.
A lively entry with spice, caramel and vanilla that melt into a mixture of fresh and dried fruit notes.
8 Year: A bold whisky with aromas of light caramel and wood. A smoky finish with hints of maple and buttered corn.
12 Year: Concentrated flavors of rich oak and subtle vanilla lead to a long finish with hints of maple, butter and smoke. A whisky with enormous depth, range and personality – considered by many to be the gold standard of Tennessee Whisky.
Clyde added oven-dried apples to his barrels. The resulting hints of green apple and cinnamon not only made it smoother than other whiskeys—they’re what made it Alabama Style.