Currency and Delivery Country

  1. Shopping at Master of Malt is safe and secure.

We're just loading our login box for you, hang on!

Bourbon Whiskey

The quintessential American libation, Bourbon conjures images of corn fields and little streams cutting their way through Kentucky. Kentucky is Bourbon country in spirit and, indeed, in name. For when the American pioneers first colonized the country, they divided up the land and one plot, which covered much of what is now Kentucky, was named Bourbon, for the French Royal Family.

The county was formed in 1786. Originally part of Virginia, it was not until 1792 that Bourbon County was transferred to the new State of Kentucky. There was a great quantity of corn-based whiskey produced in the area, and it was shipped from a port on the Ohio River, which lay in Bourbon County. The barrels were stamped with their origin, ‘Old Bourbon’, and thus the name stuck. The principal distinction in Bourbon whiskey is the make up of the mash bill. The mash bill is the list of cereal grains used for distillation. Bourbon is distilled from 51% corn, differing it from other American spirits. Other grains are used including wheat, rye and barley.

Distillation is achieved in a pot still before ageing in new, charred oak barrels. The use of charred barrels is credited, by and large, to Reverend Elijah Craig. Such claims are not necessarily reliable, but the story is worth mentioning, for it is so oft told. The significance of this is decidedly great, for the Scotch whisky industry uses a proliferation of ex bourbon barrels, as do the rum and tequila fraternities. Elijah kept an outhouse, in which he stored his barrels and one day, a fire tore through the building, blackening his casks. The reverend filled his scorched barrels regardless, and found the charred inners imparted a vanilla sweetness and a rich hue.

Once a bourbon barrel has been emptied, it cannot be reused, thus they are shipped for use overseas. The spirit is aged for two years and bottled at a minimum of 40% alcohol by volume. There has been that more recent phenomenon of small batch and high end bourbons. The market for these is substantial and ever-growing, as consumers lean toward quality over quantity. Single barrel offerings and artisan products are of increasing popularity.

Parker's Heritage Collection 24 Year Old

75cl, 50%
Heaven Hill

The 10th release from Parker's Heritage Collection (unveiled yearly and always amazing) is a 24 year old bottled-in-bond bourbon! Very exciting and sure to be highly coveted by bourbon enthusiasts…  More info

Parker's Heritage Collection 24 Year Old
3
$313.81

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)
$65.11

Texas Legation - Batch No.1

70cl, 46%
Texas Legation

A bourbon distilled by Ironroot Republic Distillery in Texas for Berry Bros. & Rudd, named after the Texas legation which was set up above the historic London-based wine shop back in the 1840s.  More info

Texas Legation - Batch No.1
3
$51.85

Balcones Texas Blue Corn Bourbon

75cl, 64.9%
Balcones

The Balcones distillery out in Waco, Texas, are well known for using blue corn in their spirits - they were the first to make a whisky using it! This right here is their very own bourbon,…  More info

Balcones Texas Blue Corn Bourbon
1
$110.84

William Larue Weller (2016 Release)

75cl, 67.7%
Buffalo Trace

The auction ended at 20:00 (GMT) Thu 22nd December with everything over RRP (net of any applicable VAT) donated to Malaria No More UK. Here's the Buffalo Trace 2016 Release of William Laure Weller…  More info

William Larue Weller (2016 Release)
$134.91

Hudson Four Grain Bourbon

35cl, 46%
Tuthilltown Spirits

Made with corn, rye, wheat and malted barley, this is a 4-grain bourbon from Tuthilltown Spirits, producers of the first legal pot-still whiskey in New York since prohibition! Each bottle is numbered…  More info

Hudson Four Grain Bourbon
$39.85

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (70.1%)

70cl, 70.1%
Heaven Hill

This is a barrel strength bottling of Elijah Craig bourbon - these are very popular indeed, boasting a full-bodied flavour profile and very generous ABVs. Add a few drops of water to help unlock the…  More info

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (70.1%)
$94.11

Woodford Reserve Master's Collection - Sonoma-Cutrer Finish

70cl, 45.2%
Woodford Reserve

From the brilliant Woodford Reserve Master's Collection comes a Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir finished bourbon! A previous release from the series experimented with a Sonoma-Cutrer Winery Chardonnay cask…  More info

Woodford Reserve Master's Collection - Sonoma-Cutrer Finish
$104.56

Fighting Cock 6 Year Old

75cl, 51.5%
Heaven Hill

Bottled at 103 proof (or 51.5% if you are a fellow Limey), this higher strength proffers a far more punchy character. Fighting Cock is a Kentucky bourbon aged for 6 years.  More info

Fighting Cock 6 Year Old
6
$30.65

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 1180

70cl, 65.5%
Buffalo Trace

Yet another top-notch bourbon whiskey from Blanton's selection. This Straight From The Barrel bottling features whiskey drawn from barrel #1180, bottled at 65.5% ABV. Please Note: Unfortunately,…  More info

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 1180
$91.70

Woodford Reserve 2001 - Kentucky Derby 127

100cl, 45.2%
Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve's annual Kentucky Derby special edition bottling from 2001, the third release of its kind.  More info

Woodford Reserve 2001 - Kentucky Derby 127
$109.62

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 918

70cl, 64.1%
Buffalo Trace

Single barrel bourbon, bottled at cask strength without any chill-filtration whatsoever - that's what the Blanton's Straight From The Barrel range is all about. This particular bottling was drawn…  More info

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 918
$91.70

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 922

70cl, 64.1%
Buffalo Trace

A Blanton's Straight From The Barrel bottling, drawn from barrel #922 and bottled at a full-on 64.1% ABV. Please Note: Unfortunately, the gold wax atop these Straight From The Barrel bottlings is…  More info

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 922
$91.70

Michter’s 10 Year Old Bourbon

70cl, 47.2%
Michter's Distillery

10 year old single barrel bourbon from the Michter's Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. A brilliant expression - well balanced notes of dried fruit, oak-y spice and vanilla with a subtle herbaceous…  More info

Michter’s 10 Year Old Bourbon
$134.91

George T. Stagg Bourbon (2016 Release)

75cl, 72.1%
Buffalo Trace

The auction ended at 20:00 (GMT) Thu 22nd December with everything over RRP (net of any applicable VAT) donated to Malaria No More UK. - Due to the high abv of this whiskey, we cannot ship it to…  More info

George T. Stagg Bourbon (2016 Release)
$149.55

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
3
$517.86

Blanton's Original Single Barrel - Barrel 40

70cl, 46.5%
Buffalo Trace

A Blanton's Original Single Barrel bottling. These popular bourbon whiskeys are all taken from individual barrels - this particular one was drawn from barrel #40. If 40 is your lucky number, well,…  More info

Blanton's Original Single Barrel - Barrel 40
$52.26

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
$261.49

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 122

70cl, 64.8%
Buffalo Trace

Love bourbon? These Blanton's Straight From The Barrel bottlings are absolutely fantastic - delicious cask strength bourbon drawn from a single barrel and bottled without chill-filtration. This one…  More info

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 122
$88.87

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 921

70cl, 64.1%
Buffalo Trace

This is a single barrel bourbon from the excellent Blanton's range. Not only that, this one has been bottled at cask strength without any chill-filtration or additional colours - this one came from…  More info

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 921
$91.70

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
$2,087.15

Rock Town Arkansas Single Barrel Bourbon

75cl, 57.4%
Rock Town

Another of Rock Town's well-regarded single barrel bourbon releases, which have received scores as high as 96.5 points in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible! Milled, mashed, fermented, distilled, aged,…  More info

Rock Town Arkansas Single Barrel Bourbon
$70.10

Ezra Brooks 12 Year Old (cask 599)

75cl, 49.5%
Ezra Brooks

Ezra Brooks single barrel bourbon, produced at Heaven Hill, matured for 12 years in heavily charred cask (#599) and bottled at 49.5% abv.  More info

Ezra Brooks 12 Year Old (cask 599)
$52.26

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 262

70cl, 62.8%
Buffalo Trace

We love these Blanton's Straight from the Barrel release - each bottling is drawn from a single barrel (matured in the renowned Warehouse H) and bottled at cask strength without any chill-filtration.…  More info

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 262
1
$91.70

Eagle Rare 17 Year Old (2016 Release)

75cl, 45%
Buffalo Trace

The auction ended at 20:00 (GMT) Thu 22nd December with everything over RRP (net of any applicable VAT) donated to Malaria No More UK. What's this you see before your eyes? Why, it's the Buffalo…  More info

Eagle Rare 17 Year Old (2016 Release)
$130.72

Recently viewed

We use cookies to help provide you with the best possible online shopping experience. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device. Visit our privacy policy page for more information.