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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.

Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon

70cl, 45%
Four Roses

Four Roses Small Batch is a step up from the classic Four Roses Bourbon, showcasing the variety of mashbills that the distillers have to work with in Lawrenceburg - and their talents at making them…  More info

Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
24
$33.78

Four Roses Small Batch Select

75cl, 52%
Four Roses

Four Roses Small Batch Select is the first permanent addition to the range made with Brent Elliott as the Four Roses master distiller, bringing together six of the brand's ten recipes. If you're a…  More info

Four Roses Small Batch Select
$66.96

Heaven's Door 10 Year Old Redbreast Master Blenders' Edition

75cl, 50%
Heaven's Door

An exciting collaboration here between Heaven's Door and Redbreast! Created by by duo of master blenders (hence the name Master Blenders' Edition), Ryan Perry of Heaven's Door and the renowned Billy…  More info

Heaven's Door 10 Year Old Redbreast Master Blenders' Edition
1
$124.08

Heaven's Door Tennessee Bourbon

70cl, 42%
Heaven's Door

The Heaven's Door range of whiskey have been created by Bob Dylan (yes, actual Bob Dylan, the legendary songwriter) and Marc Bushala (founder of Angel's Envy Bourbon), made in a church in Tennessee.…  More info

Heaven's Door Tennessee Bourbon
7
$73.36

High West American Prairie Bourbon

70cl, 46%
High West

American Prairie Bourbon 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 Bourbon
3
$53.80

Jim Beam Black Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 43%
Jim Beam

This bottle of Jim Beam Black comes alongside a rather handsome pair of tumblers, which just so happen to make great vessels for enjoying bourbon from. The whiskey itself spends longer in its casks,…  More info

Jim Beam Black Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
1
$37.22

Jim Beam Black Label

70cl, 43%
Jim Beam

The Black edition from Jim Beam is a marriage of whiskeys aged for 8 years before bottling at 43%, slightly higher than the standard bourbon proof, proffering greater complexity. Sadly now…  More info

Jim Beam Black Label
18
$31.85

Jim Beam Devil's Cut

70cl, 45%
Jim Beam

This is the result of taking 90 proof Jim Beam Bourbon and extracting spirit absorbed into the wood of the barrels itself and blending them together. The result is a punchy oak-fest of a Bourbon,…  More info

Jim Beam Devil's Cut
44
$32.98

Jim Beam Double Oak

70cl, 43%
Jim Beam

There's an old axiom that claims "Two heads are better than one". Can that theory be transferred to whiskey barrels? Jim Beam's Double Oak might answer that question. You see, they initially mature…  More info

Jim Beam Double Oak
29
$31.91

Jim Beam Single Barrel

70cl, 47.5%
Jim Beam

Jim Beam has gone has released a Single Barrel expression of its wonderful Bourbon! As you can probably guess from the name, each bottle is drawn from a single barrel - no blending here. Less that 1%…  More info

Jim Beam Single Barrel
4
$43.63

Jim Beam White Label

70cl, 40%
Jim Beam

Jim Beam bourbon undergoes distillation at lower temperatures and is distilled to no more than 62.5%, the White label is aged for four years and has quite a high percentage of rye in the mashbill.  More info

Jim Beam White Label
114
$25.19

John E. Fitzgerald Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon

70cl, 46%
John E. Fitzgerald

Terrific Kentucky bourbon, named for one of the more colourful character in whiskey history. Y'see, John E. Fitzgerald was a bonded treasury agent, one of the only people to carry keys to the storage…  More info

John E. Fitzgerald Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon
6
$49.08

Johnny Drum Private Stock (70cl)

70cl, 50.5%
Johnny Drum Distiling Co.

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.)  More info

Johnny Drum Private Stock (70cl)
10
$57.42

J.W. Kelly Old Milford Bourbon

70cl, 47%
J.W Kelly

The very first bourbon from J.W. Kelly was crafted back in 1866 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, though this is a more recent edition! Old Milford Bourbon is produced from a mash bill of 75% corn, 20%…  More info

J.W. Kelly Old Milford Bourbon
$44

Kentucky Owl Bourbon

70cl, 60.5%
Kentucky Owl

Kentucky Owl Bourbon dates all the way back to 1879, when Charles Mortimer Dedman founded the C.M. Dedman Distillery. Kentucky Owl was produced until Prohibition forced the distillery to close - and…  More info

Kentucky Owl Bourbon
3
$282.39

Kentucky Owl Bourbon - Batch 10

70cl, 60.1%
Kentucky Owl

Double digits for Kentucky Owl Bourbon! Batch 10 once again looks to be an incredible release, packing a bold, powerful flavour profile. Made with casks sourced from various distilleries, Kentucky…  More info

Kentucky Owl Bourbon - Batch 10
$282.39
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Kentucky Owl Bourbon - Batch 9

70cl, 63.8%
Kentucky Owl

Behold, the ninth batch of Kentucky Owl Bourbon! These expressions are highly sought-after, and just generally very impressive indeed - and the brand has an interesting story behind it, too. Kentucky…  More info

Kentucky Owl Bourbon - Batch 9
1
$282.34

Kentucky Owl Confiscated

70cl, 48.2%
Kentucky Owl

Kentucky Owl Confiscated is a tribute to the barrels the government seized from the founder's great-great grandfather ahead of Prohibition, never to be seen again. This hotly-anticipated whiskey is a…  More info

Kentucky Owl Confiscated
$124.26

Kentucky Vintage

75cl, 45%
Kentucky Vintage

Here we have Kentucky Vintage, a delicious small-batch bourbon from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers. It’s distilled, aged and bottled in Kentucky (no surprise there) and handsomely sealed with wax,…  More info

Kentucky Vintage
4
$50.78

Knob Creek 9 Year Old

70cl, 50%
Knob Creek

Knob Creek is a small batch bourbon produced by Jim Beam, distilled in a more traditional style and aged 9 nine years. It is named for the area in Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln grew up, it is said…  More info

Knob Creek 9 Year Old
57
$38.92

Legent Bourbon

70cl, 47%
Legent

What happens when you bring two masters of the art of whisk(e)y making together to collaborate? Astonishingly delicious things, apparently. Legent Bourbon is the work of Jim Beam master distiller…  More info

Legent Bourbon
10
$54.17
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Maker's Mark

70cl, 45%
Maker's Mark

Maker’s Mark maintain that they distil their bourbon to the lowest proof of any US whiskey distillery. This proffers a bourbon that retains a rich flavour. Developed by Bill Samuels Sr, he replaced…  More info

Maker's Mark
104
$29.36

Maker's Mark 46

70cl, 47%
Maker's Mark

The first line extension to the Maker's Mark range since the '50s, Maker's 46 is essentially the standard expression with added spice. This bourbon was not intended to compete with the core…  More info

Maker's Mark 46
41
$42.62
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Maker's Mark Cask Strength

70cl, 55.1%
Maker's Mark

Behold, it's Maker's Mark, but bottled at cask strength! If you're a big fan of the classic bourbon (made with a mash bill featuring red winter wheat instead of rye), and you're also a fan of…  More info

Maker's Mark Cask Strength
1
$73.37

MB Roland Single Barrel Straight Bourbon (56.7%)

75cl, 56.7%
MB Roland

Another single barrel bourbon from the MB Roland team out in Kentucky, USA! With a combination of white corn, rye, and malt in the mash bill, and aged in a single barrel with a #4 char to it, this…  More info

MB Roland Single Barrel Straight Bourbon (56.7%)
3
$76.76

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