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Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon is the most prominent style of whiskey produced in the USA, enjoyed in saloons around the world sipped neat or in brilliant bourbon cocktails. Back in the days of yore (around the late 18th Century, specifically), Irish and Scottish immigrants brought distillation to Kentucky. A farmer would whack a portion of their crops into their still and they’d have what we’d see today as the precursor to bourbon whiskey.

There are a few theories as to how the name for bourbon came around, but nothing concrete. It’s derived from France’s Bourbon dynasty, but no one is 100% sure where exactly the name for the spirit came from. Some people say it was named for Bourbon County in Kentucky, while others say it was from Bourbon Street in New Orleans. If you're a time traveller, do us all a favour and go find out, would you?

So, what is bourbon? Well, there are a few laws dictating how bourbon is made. Firstly, it must be made in the United States (and it is indeed made all across the USA - not every bourbon is a Kentucky bourbon!). The mash bill of a bourbon must be made with at least 51% corn (the most common others types of grain used in bourbon production are rye, barley and wheat). Bourbon must be aged in new, charred oak barrels (with no minimum specified ageing period - though if it has been aged for fewer than three years, it can’t legally be called whiskey here in Europe). The spirit can’t be distilled to more than 80% ABV, and bourbon must be bottled at 40% ABV or more.

If all that law learnin’ has made you mighty parched, we have many of the best bourbon brands in stock, including Blanton’s, Woodford Reserve, Four Roses and more. And as for those aforementioned bourbon cocktails, you can’t go wrong with a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned.

Driftless Glen 5 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon

75cl, 62%
Driftless Glen

From the Driftless Glen Distillery, this straight bourbon spent five years resting in a single barrel. Bottled up at a cask strength of 62% ABV, it's an impressive expression from the relatively…  More info

Driftless Glen 5 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon
$74.46

Boulder Bottled in Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey

70cl, 50%
Vapour Distillery

This Straight Bourbon Whiskey from Boulder Spirits in Colorado bears the bottled in bond designation, having been aged for four years and bottled at exactly 50% ABV (or 100 proof). It's been aged in…  More info

Boulder Bottled in Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey
$59.12

Maker's Mark Private Selection - Bourbon Street Wine & Spirits

75cl, 55.7%
Maker's Mark

Finished with 10 specially selected oak staves, this Kentucky straight bourbon from Maker's Mark is part of its Private Selection. Bourbon Street Wine & Spirits comes from barrel number eight, and…  More info

Maker's Mark Private Selection - Bourbon Street Wine & Spirits
$150.45

Blanton's Single Barrel - Barrel 113 (Japanese Market)

75cl, 40%
Blanton's

Initially bottled for the Japanese market, this Single Barrel Bourbon from Blanton's matured in barrel 113, in warehouse 'H', rick 41, before being bottled in October 2021. This bottle was part of…  More info

Blanton's Single Barrel - Barrel 113 (Japanese Market)
$299.89

Four Roses Super Premium Platinum

75cl, 43%
Four Roses

A handsome 75cl bottle of Four Roses Super Premium Platinum bourbon, that was an exclusive release for the Japanese market. This expression has been available in Japan since 1992. This bottle was…  More info

Four Roses Super Premium Platinum
$199.59

Johnny Drum Green Label 4 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Johnny Drum Distiling Co.

A handmade Kentucky bourbon, this 4 year old Johnny Drum has been produced in a method that has remained the same through 5 generations of master distillers. Produced in small batches.  More info

Johnny Drum Green Label 4 Year Old
$31.04

Four Roses Small Batch - Barrel Strength 2022

70cl, 54.5%
Four Roses

The 2022 release of the Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch combines four of the ten Four Roses recipes: 20-year-old OBSV, 15-year-old OESK, 14-year-old OESV, and 14-year-old OESF. A limited…  More info

Four Roses Small Batch - Barrel Strength 2022

Colonel EH Taylor Single Barrel

75cl, 50%
Colonel EH Taylor

An excellent brand owned by Buffalo Trace that uses similar methods and recipes to the ones Colonel E. H. Taylor introduced and improved during his time as a bourbon distiller in the late 1800s. The…  More info

Colonel EH Taylor Single Barrel
15

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon (58.4%)

70cl, 58.4%
Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey's Rare Breed Bourbons are bottled at cask strength, and are often absolutely staggering stuff. The bottles have had a little redesign recently, and look very stylish indeed - though the…  More info

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon (58.4%)
15
$52.15

Bomberger's Declaration - 2022 Release

70cl, 54%
Michter's Distillery

The 2022 release of this much-lauded, small-batch Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey which celebrates a famous 19th-century distillery of the same name. Only 1,234 bottles (nice) of Bomberger's…  More info

Bomberger's Declaration - 2022 Release

Noah's Mill (70cl)

70cl, 57.2%
Noah's Mill Whiskey Distillery

Much adored Noah's Mill bourbon, now available in 70cl bottles! As ever, this expression is bottled at a very generous 57.2% ABV - a drop of water does help bring some of the rich fruity notes to the…  More info

Noah's Mill (70cl)
10

Blanton's Original Single Barrel - Barrel 194

70cl, 46.5%
Blanton's

Blanton's Original Single Barrel Kentucky straight bourbon, with its unmistakeable bottle, topped with a tiny horse. This whiskey matured in barrel number 194 in warehouse 'H'. With plenty of…  More info

Blanton's Original Single Barrel - Barrel 194

Old Forester Statesman

70cl, 47.5%
Old Forester

You'd think the most impressive thing about the classic Old Forester brand's most recent release, Old Forester Statesman, was that it won the Master Award (the highest accolade) at the Spirits…  More info

Old Forester Statesman
11

1792 Single Barrel (Master of Malt Exclusive)

70cl, 49.3%
Barton 1792

Master of Malt exclusive! Bit of a bourbon boffin? Then you'll love this – it's a superb single barrel bottling of 1792 Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey which has been bottled exclusively for…  More info

1792 Single Barrel (Master of Malt Exclusive)

Wilderness Trail 6 Year Old Bourbon

75cl, 50%
Wilderness Trail

A marvellous six year old bourbon from the Wilderness Trail range. It's always a bit of a treat to see bourbon with an age statement, and this one is particularly tasty stuff, with a good helping of…  More info

Wilderness Trail 6 Year Old Bourbon
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Maker's Mark 101 Proof

100cl, 50.5%
Maker's Mark

Originally released for the Travel Retail market, Maker's Mark 101 Proof is... Well, exactly what it sounds like! The well-loved Maker's Mark Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, bottled up at 101…  More info

Maker's Mark 101 Proof

Blanton's Original Single Barrel - Barrel 207

70cl, 46.5%
Blanton's

Blanton's single barrel bourbon here, dumped on 23 June 2022 from barrel no. 207 after it was stored in Warehouse H on rick no. 78. It was selected, filtered, and bottled by hand at 46.5% ABV.  More info

Blanton's Original Single Barrel - Barrel 207

Kings County Peated Bourbon

75cl, 45%
Kings County

Have you ever had peated bourbon before? This hybrid whiskey was made from a mashbill that includes malted barley exposed to peat smoke, which was aged for at least two years in a new barrel. When…  More info

Kings County Peated Bourbon
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Blanton's Single Barrel - Barrel 114 (Japanese Market)

75cl, 40%
Blanton's

This distinctive bottle of Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon was bottled for the Japanese market. A Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey from the renowned Buffalo Trace distillery. This bottle was part…  More info

Blanton's Single Barrel - Barrel 114 (Japanese Market)

Bowsaw Small Batch Bourbon

70cl, 40%
Bowsaw

A brill bourbon from Bowsaw! This expression brings together three types of grains - 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley. The result is an excellently creamy whiskey packed full of vanilla and…  More info

Bowsaw Small Batch Bourbon
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New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon (51.4%)

75cl, 51.4%
New Riff

Brilliant single barrel bourbon from the New Riff team in Kentucky! These expressions feature a high rye content, and they're bottled without chill filtration at rather robust ABVs – this one, for…  More info

New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon (51.4%)
1
$68.16

Kings County Barrel Strength Bourbon

75cl, 65%
Kings County

Kings County Barrel-Strength Bourbon is pulled from older barrels than the brand's flagship bourbon, aged anywhere from two to almost five+ years before being bottled at a huge 65% ABV.  More info

Kings County Barrel Strength Bourbon

Blanton's Original Single Barrel - Barrel 193

70cl, 46.5%
Blanton's

Blanton's Original Single Barrel by way of Buffalo Trace distillery. This legendary Kentucky straight bourbon has matured in barrel 193 in the famous warehouse 'H'. Bottled up at 46.5%, and boasting…  More info

Blanton's Original Single Barrel - Barrel 193

Ezra Brooks Black Label Bourbon

70cl, 40%
Ezra Brooks

This is the entry level bourbon from the Ezra Brooks range, which was first produced back in the 1950s. These days it's produced by Lux Row Distillers in Kentucky. Good value for money, this one, and…  More info

Ezra Brooks Black Label Bourbon
6
$26.02

Booker's True Barrel Bourbon (Batch 2022-02)

70cl, 62.4%
Booker's

The Booker's True Barrel Bourbon range has another edition, and 2022-02 is the 'Lumberyard Batch'. Boasting a seven year age statement, this bourbon is bottled at a robust cask strength of 62.4%,…  More info

Booker's True Barrel Bourbon (Batch 2022-02)

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