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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.

Old Crow Traveler - 1980s

75cl, 40%
Old Crow

A 1980s bottling of Old Crow Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, presented in the very cool Traveler bottles, which are made to be flatter than regular-shaped bottles so they could be packed easily.  More info

Old Crow Traveler - 1980s
$204.40

Old Crow Traveler 6 Year Old - 1960s

75cl, 43%
Old Crow

This Traveler bottle of 6 year old Old Crow Kentucky Straight Bourbon was produced for the Italian market back in the 1960s. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more…  More info

Old Crow Traveler 6 Year Old - 1960s
$306.59

Jim Beam White 5 Year Old - 1970s

175cl, 0%
Jim Beam

A classic bottle of Beam from the 1970s. This 1.75 litre bottle is in great shape and makes a great collectors' item. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed…  More info

Jim Beam White 5 Year Old - 1970s
$183.95

Four Roses Small Batch - Barrel Strength 2014

70cl, 55.9%
Four Roses

This is the 2014 release of Four Roses Small Batch Barrel Strength, made with barrels which were specially selected by the master distiller, resulting in a spectacularly flavoursome bourbon with…  More info

Four Roses Small Batch - Barrel Strength 2014
$305.57
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Bourbon de Luxe 4 Year Old - 1990s

70cl, 40%
Bourbon de Luxe

A rare bottle of Bourbon de Luxe 4 Year Old, bottled in the 1990s for the Spanish market. Collectible (and just generally cool) stuff. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like…  More info

Bourbon de Luxe 4 Year Old - 1990s
$183.95

Yellowstone Limited Edition - 2018 Edition

70cl, 50.5%
Yellowstone

It's the 2018 release of Yellowstone Limited Edition bourbon! For the 2016 release, the whiskey was finished in new wine barrels. Those very same barrels were given a light charring and used to…  More info

Yellowstone Limited Edition - 2018 Edition
$163.52
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Woodford Reserve Master's Collection - 1838 Style White Corn

70cl, 45.2%
Woodford Reserve

For the tenth edition of Woodford Reserve's Master's Collection, the distillers have taken a page from the history books to create a bourbon using white corn rather than your standard yellow corn.…  More info

Woodford Reserve Master's Collection - 1838 Style White Corn
$112.37

Parker's Heritage Curaçao Barrel Finished Bourbon - 12th Edition

75cl, 55%
Parker's Heritage

A very interesting release from the Heaven Hill Distillery, this is the 12th edition of the annual Parker’s Heritage Collection. The bourbon was aged in the upper floors of Rickhouse Q warehouse, and…  More info

Parker's Heritage Curaçao Barrel Finished Bourbon - 12th Edition
$199.28

Boondocks 8 Year Old Bourbon

75cl, 45%
Boondocks

While the initial expressions from the Boondocks range (the 11 Year Old and the 11 Year Old Cask Strength) were similar in style to bourbons but technically American whiskeys, this one is indeed a…  More info

Boondocks 8 Year Old Bourbon
$60.75

Smooth Ambler Big Level Wheated Bourbon

70cl, 50%
Smooth Ambler

Smooth Ambler's Big Level has been hotly anticipated - it's a lip-smacking wheated bourbon that was produced entirely at the distillery in West Virginia. While previously expressions released by…  More info

Smooth Ambler Big Level Wheated Bourbon
$81.71

Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon

70cl, 45.1%
McLain & Kyne

The bigger, higher proof brother to the standard (and also excellent Jefferson's), Jefferson's Reserve is a well-aged, medium bodied bourbon. The previous edition was labelled as a 15 year old.  More info

Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon
12
$57.49
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Widow Jane Wapsie Valley 4 Year Old 50/50 Bourbon

35cl, 45.5%
Widow Jane

4 year old bourbon from Widow Jane in Brooklyn, New York, made with a core of Wapsie Valley corn. The rest of the mashbill is made with 15% malted barley and 15% rye. It was bottled for La Maison du…  More info

Widow Jane Wapsie Valley 4 Year Old 50/50 Bourbon
$91.67

Bower Hill Barrel Reserve

75cl, 43%
Bower Hill

The entry-level expression from the Bower Hill bourbon range, bottled at 43% ABV. The name comes from the Battle of Bower Hill, which took place during the Whiskey Rebellion, making it a rather…  More info

Bower Hill Barrel Reserve
$64
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Woodford Reserve Master's Collection - Cherry Wood Smoked Barley

70cl, 45.2%
Woodford Reserve

Here we have the 12th release in the Master's Collection series from Woodford Reserve. The malted barley used in the mash for this particular expression was dried using the smoke from burning cherry…  More info

Woodford Reserve Master's Collection - Cherry Wood Smoked Barley
$122.59

Reservoir Hunter & Scott Bourbon

70cl, 45%
Reservoir Distillery

While their Bourbon, Rye and Wheat expressions are all made with 100% corn, 100% rye and 100% wheat (respectively), the folks at the Reservoir distillery are also rather accomplished at blending…  More info

Reservoir Hunter & Scott Bourbon
19
$58.77

Bower Hill Single Barrel

75cl, 47%
Bower Hill

Single barrel bourbon from the Bower Hill range. Well-oaked and packed with character...  More info

Bower Hill Single Barrel
1
$91.93
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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
$50.72
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Wilderness Trail Small Batch Bourbon

75cl, 50%
Wilderness Trail

From Wilderness Trail comes this Small Batch Bourbon, and its mash bill is dominated by corn (obviously, because bourbon), with smaller proportions of rye and malted barley. It's matured in a mixture…  More info

Wilderness Trail Small Batch Bourbon
$66.38

Jefferson's Grand Selection Château Suduiraut Cask Finish

75cl, 45%
McLain & Kyne

A stunning bourbon released as part of the Jefferson's Grand Selection series (each of which have been given a finishing period in wine casks). This one was allowed a finishing period in Château…  More info

Jefferson's Grand Selection Château Suduiraut Cask Finish
$127.75
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Yellowstone Select

70cl, 46.5%
Yellowstone

From the Yellowstone range (owned by Limestone Branch, which was founded to bring back the glory that Yellowstone once held many moons ago) comes the Select Bourbon. Full-bodied, with a good kick of…  More info

Yellowstone Select
2
$49.70
$34.37
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New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon

75cl, 56.9%
New Riff

Yet another superb Single Barrel Bourbon from New Riff! This boasts the same mashbill of 65% corn, 30% rye, and 5% malted barley and is aged in both toasted and charred new oak barrels, though this…  More info

New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon
$81.71

Yellowstone Limited Edition - 2019 Edition

70cl, 50.5%
Yellowstone

The wonderful 2019 release of Yellowstone Limited Edition bourbon is here! This expression was aged for nine years in new charred oak, marrying barrels from all corners of the rickhouse, having gone…  More info

Yellowstone Limited Edition - 2019 Edition
$156.31

Town Branch Bourbon

70cl, 40%
Town Branch

The Alltech-owned Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company created this bourbon under the brand 'Town Branch', which was named after the body of water running under Lexington to celebrate the town's…  More info

Town Branch Bourbon
1
$42.55

David Nicholson Reserve

75cl, 50%
David Nicholson

A spicy bourbon from the David Nicholson range, featuring a generous portion of rye within the mash-bill. Tasty stuff, suitable for sipping over ice or in cocktails.  More info

David Nicholson Reserve
2
$47.86
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Sonoma Distilling Co. Bourbon

70cl, 46%
Sonoma County Distilling Co.

Sonoma Distilling Co. specialises in making local and sustainable spirits from non-GMO grains. Their very own bourbon is distilled from a mash bill of 70% corn, 25% wheat, and 5% malted barley,…  More info

Sonoma Distilling Co. Bourbon
1
$46.06

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