Bourbon is a deeply American spirit. Bourbon can only be made in the USA and production and resting proof are regulated. With the expansion of American craft distilleries, bourbon is not only made in Kentucky but everywhere from New York to California.
There are seven different bourbon distilleries in Kentucky all using unique recipes. The seven distilleries are Bernheim, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve.
1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon, The Toast of Kentucky™, is a distinctively smooth, handcrafted small-batch bourbon, patiently aged 8 years in new charred oak barrels in Bardstown, Kentucky. This 93.7 proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was named for the year Kentucky became a state. Rich and velvety, it’s the perfect bourbon for toasting any special occasion – in fact, it’s the Official Toasting Bourbon of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival™. Ridgemont Reserve is a bit of a hidden gem.
Angels Envy Bourbon is a port finished artisan bourbon inspired by Lincoln Henderson's lifetime spent perfecting his craft and creating fine spirits. There may just be a spark of divine vision mixed in as well. Angel's Envy is positioned as the world's premier super-premium bourbon brand. Angel's Envy is Lincoln Henderson's passion – a career culmination in two fingers of the finest bourbon you've ever tasted. To call Angel's Envy “small batch” is an understatement.
Angel’s Envy Cask Strength reached the perfect level of maturity. It can take years for a barrel to reach their Cask Strength standards. Then they aged the spirit in ruby port wine casks until they tasted a previously undiscovered sweet spot. Finally they stopped waiting and started enjoying. Angel’s Envy Cask Strength is unlike any bourbon you’ve ever tried.
Experience a big proof that is smooth to drink without compromising on flavor. The perfect craft cocktail bourbon, this blended whiskey combines a mix of straight bourbons with a touch of rye inspired by the first batch of Backbone Bourbon Uncut released years ago. This is a Blended Bourbon of both 6 and 2 year Bourbons blended with some young Rye and some 8 yr old Corn Whiskey
Artfully aged at a relatively mild 80 proof, Basil Haydens Bourbon is as novel and delectable a bourbon whiskey as it was when the master distiller rolled out his first barrel over 200 years ago. Marked by a rich cascade of aromas and flavors, Basil Hayden’s® is still a small batch bourbon, but with broader appeal. And just as it was in 1796, the only ‘rule’ to enjoying this Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is that it should be done responsibly.
Belle Meade, has perfected a generations old recipe for ladies and gentlemen from Music City, the Gold Coast, Mt. Washington. This 9 Year-old Belle Meade Bourbon finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks, their first wood finish series release, represents the best of both old and new world whiskey making techniques as it’s America’s native spirit, Bourbon, that they have blended and finished like a fine Scotch.
Only the finest quality bourbon is labeled belle meade bourbon they painstakingly selected barrels sourced from one of the nation’s most notable distilleries. To ensure that no other bourbon in the world tastes quite like belle meade bourbon they created a proprietary blend of four barrels per batch using two different mash bills and yeast strains. Each barrel is aged between 6-8 years and is hand-selected to complement the other barrels in the batch to create the signature flavor profile that makes belle meade bourbon the award-winning bourbon of choice.
Benchmark Old No. 8 bourbon was created by Seagram’s in the late 1960s as a luxury brand and was originally named Benchmark Bourbon. It was produced at the Four Roses distillery when Seagram’s owned it. The brand name was purchased by Sazerac in 1992 and McAfee’s was added to the name in honor of the McAfee brothers who surveyed a site just north of Frankfort in the late 1700s.
Bib & Tucker Bourbon was matured in No. 1 charred American white oak barrels after distillation, for a minimum of six years. This is a surprisingly light but complex bourbon that is pretty unique in today’s market.
Bird Dog 10 Year Old Bourbon is crafted from the most sought-after, hand selected barrels. In the specific barrel selections of this very small batch, considerations of age, depth of character and flavor notes are paramount.
Bird Dog Small Batch Bourbon is a masterfully crafted spirit. It is created by carefully combining our best, premium-aged Kentucky bourbons until the desired distinct and bold flavor profile is achieved. Kentucky- Elaborate medly of corn, malted barley and rye making a distinctively gentle bourbon. Light undertones of honey complimented by the richness of caramelized wood sugar.
Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon taste has a masterful start with powerful dry vanilla notes in perfect harmony with hints of honey and strong caramel. The long, creamy caramel holds the fort until some late soft peppers arrive to spice things up. The underlying dryness amid the spice and honey really makes for a bourbon that should suit all tastes. Winner of five gold medals in international spirits competitions over the last five years.
Booker’s Single Barrel Bourbon is aged between six and eight years and is bottled un-cut and without chill filtering at its natural proof between 121 and 130.6. It is a cask strengthbourbon. It was personally selected from barrels by Jim Beam‘s grandson, the late distiller emeritus Booker Noe. Noe originally bottled this straight-from-the-barrel bourbon as gifts to close friends and family, but eventually made it available to the general public
Bowman Brothers Small Batch Bourbon has been distilled three times using the finest corn, rye and malted barley. Our unique copper still produces a flavor like no other bourbon. After many years of aging in new charred oak barrels, this 90 proof Virginia bourbon whiskey will please even those with the most discerning tastes. The nose is warm like the Virginia summer. Its complex flavor has hints of vanilla and oak, while the finish is smooth and mellow like a quiet night on the front porch. Enjoy straight, over ice or with a splash of water.
Besides Breckenridge Bourbon unique high-rye mash bill it owe its success to careful mingling of casks at each bottling and the perfect Breckenridge snowmelt water used for proofing. A lingering honey finish, and a lovely warm.
One of the most decorated bourbons of all time, Buffalo Trace Bourbon hails from Kentucky, where master distillers have been bottling for over 200 years. If you’ve been looking for a bourbon with history, you’ve found it. Buffalo Trace is the oldest continuously operating distillery in the nation, and it even stayed open during Prohibition. Bourbon is medicine, after all.