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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.

Smooth Ambler Old Scout 8 Year Old (Bottled for 5cc)

75cl, 50.6%
Smooth Ambler

A limited edition bottling of 8 year old bourbon from Smooth Ambler's sourced Old Scout range, bottled for London's 5cc cocktail bar. The chaps from Smooth Ambler have quite the nose when it comes to…  More info

Smooth Ambler Old Scout 8 Year Old (Bottled for 5cc)
$83.45
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Four Roses Small Batch - Barrel Strength 2016

70cl, 55.6%
Four Roses

This is the 2016 edition of the Four Roses Small Batch Barrel Strength! These are always hotly anticipated by bourbon fans every year, and with good reason. This year, it's been bottled at 55.6% ABV.  More info

Four Roses Small Batch - Barrel Strength 2016
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Stagg Jr. (65%)

70cl, 65%
George T. Stagg

Buffalo Trace's Stagg Jr. release share characteristics with their George T. Stagg expressions (released as part of the annual Antique Collection), in that they're intense, full-on bourbon whiskeys.…  More info

Stagg Jr. (65%)
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$83.87
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Kings County Barrel Strength

20cl, 62%
Kings County

Barrel Strength bourbon from the Kings County distillery in New York using corn grown in the state and malted barley from the UK. Intense though buttery, with a good kick of spice coming through.…  More info

Kings County Barrel Strength
$43.76
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Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 884

70cl, 63.6%
Blanton's

A powerfully flavoursome bourbon from the Blanton's Straight From The Cask range. These expressions are drawn from single casks and bottled without chill-filtration or additional colours. This one…  More info

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 884
$93.34
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Hancock's President's Reserve

75cl, 44.5%
Hancock's

Single Barrel bourbon from Buffalo Trace. Huge depth of flavour and a beautiful decanter to boot.  More info

Hancock's President's Reserve
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William Larue Weller 12 Year Old

75cl, 45%
William Larue Weller

A 75cl bottle of Buffalo Trace's stunning bourbon William Larue Weller, named after the man famed for being the first to create "wheated bourbon", in which the spicy rye grain is substituted for…  More info

William Larue Weller 12 Year Old
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Blanton's Original Single Barrel - Barrel 93

70cl, 46.5%
Blanton's

These Blanton's Original Single Barrel bottlings are simply excellent - top notch bourbon, drawn from single barrels, bottled wihtout chill-filtration or additional colouring and presented with a…  More info

Blanton's Original Single Barrel - Barrel 93
$54.11
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Dry Fly Washington Bourbon 101

70cl, 50.5%
Dry Fly Distilling

A flavoursome bourbon from Dry Fly Distillers in Spokane, Washington, which was "100% hand crafted in the Pacific Northwest with real hands", as the label proudly proclaims. It's presented at 101…  More info

Dry Fly Washington Bourbon 101
$75.18
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Old Ezra 7 Year Old

70cl, 50.5%
Ezra Brooks

A 7 year old sour mash bourbon from the Ezra Brooks range (though on this one you'll find the name 'Old Ezra' emblazoned on the label).  More info

Old Ezra 7 Year Old
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$45.91
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High West American Prairie Reserve

70cl, 46%
High West

American Prairie Reserve is named after the impressive 5,000 square mile wildlife reserve in northeastern Montana, the largest in the lower 48 states. High West are also donating 10% of post tax…  More info

High West American Prairie Reserve
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$48.73
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Booker's True Barrel Bourbon (Batch 2017-01E)

70cl, 62.7%
Booker's

Another batch of the always incredible Booker's True Barrel Bourbon! This one is batch 2017-01E, and was bottled after 6 years and 1 month of maturation at 62.7% ABV.  More info

Booker's True Barrel Bourbon (Batch 2017-01E)
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$71.23
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Smooth Ambler Contradiction Bourbon

75cl, 50%
Smooth Ambler

A bourbon of two sides from Smooth Ambler. Their Contradiction Bourbon is made with a blends of two whiskeys - one is a rather young wheated bourbon distilled by Smooth Ambler themselves, the other…  More info

Smooth Ambler Contradiction Bourbon
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$72.19
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Blood Oath Bourbon - Pact No.3

75cl, 49.3%
Blood Oath

The third pact has been made. That ominous-sounding sentence is not quite as foreboding as it seems, for it is simply announcing the arrival of the third bottling of Blood Oath Bourbon! As with the…  More info

Blood Oath Bourbon - Pact No.3
$156.79
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Jefferson's Ocean: Aged At Sea

70cl, 45%
McLain & Kyne

An exciting release from the Jefferson's range, this bourbon is initially matured on land for the lion's share of its maturation, before embarking on a sea-faring voyage, crossing the equator 4…  More info

Jefferson's Ocean: Aged At Sea
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$111.51
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Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 Year Old

75cl, 45%
Elijah Craig

An 18 year old single barrel bourbon named after the Reverend Elijah Craig, credited with discovering the benefits of ageing bourbon in charred barrels. This is a rich and delectable whiskey, the…  More info

Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 Year Old
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$186.73
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Evan Williams Single Barrel 2009 (bottled 2017)

70cl, 43.3%
Evan Williams

Distilled in 2009 and aged for around nine years, this edition of Evan Williams' Single Barrel Bourbon has already gotten some rave reviews and looks set to stand up against the previous, superb…  More info

Evan Williams Single Barrel 2009 (bottled 2017)
$47.19
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Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 20 Year Old

75cl, 45.2%
Old Rip Van Winkle

Incredibly old for a bourbon, this bottling of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve was aged for 20 years and retains a beautiful sweetness, a perfect digestif bourbon.  More info

Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 20 Year Old
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$219.76
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Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 54

70cl, 65.7%
Blanton's

Yummy single barrel bourbon from the ever-popular Blanton's Straight From The Barrel series. These whiskeys are bottled at cask strength, without any of that chill-filtration or any of those…  More info

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 54
$93.34
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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
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$49.72
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Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old

75cl, 45.2%
Old Rip Van Winkle

This bottling of Van Winkle Special Reserve was aged for 12 years, it received a Gold medal at the 2008 International Wine and Spirit Competition, bottled at 90.4 proof, this is a smooth, mature…  More info

Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old
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$109.87
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Blanton's Original Single Barrel - Barrel 1660

70cl, 46.5%
Blanton's

A bottling of Blanton's bourbon, release as part of their Original Single Barrel range - which reference that Blanton's was one of the first (if not the first) to present single barrel bourbons to…  More info

Blanton's Original Single Barrel - Barrel 1660
$54.88
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Pappy Van Winkle's 23 Year Old Family Reserve

75cl, 47.8%
Old Rip Van Winkle

We had the immense pleasure of trying this at Whisky Live, really great stuff; Van Winkle 23 is a super bourbon of epic proportions. They release yearly batches of this, all of which sell out rather…  More info

Pappy Van Winkle's 23 Year Old Family Reserve
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$274.69
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Booker's True Barrel Bourbon (Batch 2016-01E)

70cl, 63.9%
Booker's

Another brilliant batch of Booker's Bourbon! This one came from batch 2016-01E and has been bottled at a full-bodied 63.9% ABV. Always exciting to get these in here at MoM Towers.  More info

Booker's True Barrel Bourbon (Batch 2016-01E)

John E. Fitzgerald Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon (1L)

100cl, 46%
John E. Fitzgerald

The famous bourbon brand Old Fitzgerald was named for John E. Fitzgerald, who according to a family biography of Pappy Van Winkle may have been a rather more colourful character than we…  More info

John E. Fitzgerald Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon (1L)
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$51.08
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