As the name suggests only produced in small quantities, by tradition up to only twenty barrels at the most. The Small Batch Bourbon Collection represents the very best in bourbon, each handcrafted in limited quantities using time-honoured recipes. These special recipes allow each Small Batch Bourbon to be distinctively different. As Booker Noe, Jim Beam's grandson and master distiller emeritus says: "This is bourbon the way it used to be, the way it was meant to be." This range includes Basil Hayden, Bookers and Knob Creek Sipping History: Named after Baker Beam, grand nephew of the legendary Jim Beam, Baker's(R) Bourbon is seven-years-old and hand-bottled at 107 proof. Baker's Bourbon is made with a Beam family recipe preferred by Baker Beam, who has been making bourbon for more than 20 years. The recipe represents six generations of the family's distilling skill to produce ultra-premium bourbons of rare distinction. Baker's Bourbon is a remarkably smooth bourbon. Intensely flavourful, full-bodied and ideally balanced, it is preferred by Cognac aficionados.
Dating back to 18th Century Germany, this honey liqueur recipe was originally concocted to lure bears out of their dwellings by hunters & fur trappers. Originally called Ba¨renfang (‘Bear Trap’), this drinkable honey was not only enticing to the bear, but soon became the beverage of choice to the bear hunter as well. This highly alluring concoction has since been refined to be the premium liqueur that exists today. Made with the highest concentration of all-natural honey from the Yucatan Peninsula, Ba¨renja¨ger is in a class of its own. Additionally, at 70 proof, it is the perfect addition to any cocktail in need of an all-natural sweeter with a little kick.
Basil Hayden's is unequalled in that it utilizes twice as much rye in it as the other bourbons in the Collection. Enriched by a hint of peppermint, it impresses with notes of pepper balanced by slight citrus overtones, and a spicy, warming finish. Aged eight years at a relatively mild 80 proof, Basil Hayden's has a broad appeal and is equally enjoyable alone or in cocktails such as a Juicy Basil and Basil Bubbly.
ABV: 46.5%. Taken from the center-cut or middle sections of the famous Warehouse H, Blanton's Original was once designated for ambassadors, dignitaries, and Colonel Blanton's family and friends. Today, everyone has access to the world's first single barrel bourbon. The taste profile is sweet with citrus and oak. A creamy vanilla nose features hints of nuts, caramel, orange and light chocolate. Blanton's Original set the standard for single barrel bourbons. Best served neat or on the rocks. Type: Bourbon Whiskey Recipe: Corn - Rye - Malted Barley Mash Type: Sour Still Proof: 70% Alcohol by Volume - 140 proof Entry Proof: 62.5% Alcohol by Volume - 125 proof Warehouse: H Barrel Type: White Oak Maker: Independent Stave Staves: 6 month air dry Treatment: #4 Char Filtration: Chill Filtered Bottle Proof: 46.5% Alcohol by Volume - 93 proof Color: Reddish Amber Color Tasting Notes: Nose: A spicy aroma of Dried Citrus and Orange Peels with a hint of Caramel and Vanilla. Palate Entry: Full and soft, marked by a mix of Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Orange, and Cloves. Finish: Balanced with Vanilla, Honey, and Citrus. Best Served: Straight, on ice, or used in a premium cocktail. 2016 Gold Medal San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016 Silver Outstanding IWSC 2015 Gold Outstanding Bourbon Trophy (Gold) IWSC 2015 Gold Outstanding IWSC 2014 Double Gold (SFB) San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014 Gold Outstanding Bourbon Trophy (Gold) IWSC 2013 Double Gold Medal San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013 Chairman's Trophy, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013 Best Single Barrel Bourbon San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013 Gold Medal IWSC
Booker's Bourbon bottle features a label written in Booker Noe's own handwriting, and Booker says that if you look closely, you'l note a small error. Distinguished by a wax seal and cloth neck ribbon, each bottle of Booker's comes packaged in a special unfinished, hand-crafted wooden crate stamped, 'Booker's True Barrel Bourbon.' Booker Bourbon 60-60.3% abv Aged 7 Years Admire the colour: Deep, rich, smoky amber. Nose the aroma: Big oak, vanilla, smoky charcoal. Savor the taste: Intense, fruit, tannin, tobacco. Appreciate the finish: Clean, long, intense. Receive the reward: Gold Medal Bourbon- Wine Enthusiast. Cross reference: It's unlike anything else. If you enjoy dynamic distilled spirits, Booker's will most definitely appeal to you.
Light bronze in color with streaks of gold, Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bears a complex aroma of vanilla, mint, and molasses. Its taste is pleasantly sweet and contains notes of brown sugar and spice that give way to oak and leather. The long and dry finish has significant depth. When enjoyed with water, flavors of toffee, dark fruit and anise are revealed.
Bulleit Bourbon is made by following the small-batch technique inspired by Augustus Bulleit over 150 years ago. Only the highest quality ingredients are used. Bulleit Bourbon's subtlety and complexity stem from its unique blend of rye, corn and barley malt, along with special strains of yeast. Because Bulleit Bourbon is especially high in rye content, it has a bold and spicy character with a distinctively smooth, clean finish. The high rye content of Bulleit and the importance of the rye as an ingredient inspired Tom Bulleit to work on a 95% Rye launched in 2011. The Rye is spicy and complex, with the signature smooth finish unique to the Bulleit Brand.
Russet in color, with rich oaky aromas. The taste is exceptionally smooth, with hints of vanilla, honey, and spice. Finish is crisp and clean, with long, lingering flavors. 90 proof (45% ABV) • 95% rye, 5% malted barley
Cougar authentic sour mash bourbon is distilled from the highest quality ingredients and aged for a minimum of 5 years in charred oak barrels.
From the makers of fine bourbon whiskey since 1865 Cougar bourbon is distinctively smooth and unique in flavour and characteristic.
Early Times Kentucky Whisky is distilled, aged a minimum of three years and barreled in used oak barrels at the Early Times Distillery in Shively, Kentucky. We are the only company to own its own cooperage and make its own barrels, which allows us to control how the barrel contributes to the taste characteristics of Early Times. Early Times Kentucky Whisky is known for being a high-quality whisky that delivers a consistently smooth taste and flavor profile while still being offered at a value to our consumers. Color: Light, bright honey Nose: A fresh, sharp oak note ripens into a dry clove spice and hay, hints of leather, dill spice and fruit add complexity to a subtle foundation of white chocolate. Taste: Smooth and creamy malt character with a light oak sweetness and herbal grass notes. Finish: Mild and clean, and fulfilling with a very pleasant, soft, apple peel character
Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old is a true Small Batch premium Bourbon, and had that distinction before the term even existed. Bottled exclusively from a dumping of 70 barrels or less, the brand carries the name of the Rev. Elijah Craig, the man who discovered the method of making true Kentucky Bourbon when he stored his wares in barrels that had been charred in a fire. Elijah Craig is critically acclaimed. It was awarded a double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. It has twice been awarded 'Best of the Best' from Whisky Magazine.