US Whiskey to Mix or Sip
£3.70 Bulleit Bourbon 45% (USA)
£4.00 Knob Creek 9yr 50% (USA) At 50% ABV this bourbon packs a punch, but its 9 years of ageing allows the liquor to glean more sweetness from the barrel, balancing it out. Delivers on the finish and not to be sniggered at.
£4.10 Rittenhouse Rye 50% (USA) A drier and spicier proposition than bourbon, rye is the original American Whiskey of choice before it was elbowed out by its sweeter cousin. It makes for a delightful old fashioned.
Whiskey to Sip
£4.50 David Nicholson 1843 50% A somewhat seldom-seen (at least on these shores) brand of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, David Nicholson 1843 shows off a big, bold flavour profile and is bottled at 50% ABV.
£5.00 Elijah Craig 12yr 47% Named after the man credited with the invention of bourbon, so you know you’re in good company. Vanilla, caramel and oak and as smooth as you like.
£5.30 Basil Hayden’s Bourbon 40% Basil Hayden's Bourbon dates back to 1796, when master distiller Basil Hayden used a traditional corn base, but mixed in small grains with the mash. A Kentucky straight bourbon with plenty of rye at its core - plenty spicy, well balanced with herbal notes of peppermint and a touch of fruit.
£5.80 1792 Small Batch Bourbon 46.9% In the year 1792, Kentucky became a state. 1792 Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey is named after that wonderful year. It's spicy, rye-rich bourbon which is just asking to be enjoyed on a sunny evening with a few ice-cubes.
£5.80 Michter’s US Straight Rye 42.4% A straight rye whiskey from the Michter's Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Every bottle of their excellent rye comes from a single barrel, highlighting the quality of their craft.
£6.50 Smooth Ambler Old Scout 10 Year Old Bourbon 50% This 10 year old bourbon is rye-rich, well-aged and an absolute treat. Bottled at 50% ABV, you can bet your bottom dollar this little beauty will be something to savour. The Smooth Ambler craft distillery in West Virginia is busy leaving their barrels of whiskey alone to mature. During this time, they have scouted out whiskey they admire and created a curated selection, dubbed Old Scout.
£6.90 Blanton’s Gold Edition 51.5% A superb single barrel bourbon. Blanton's Gold is distilled from a mashbill of corn, rye and malted barley. Each bottle is hand filled, sealed, labelled and individually numbered.
£7 Bookers 62.7% Another batch of the always incredible Booker's True Barrel Bourbon! This one is batch 2017-01E, and was bottled after 6 years and 1 month of maturation at 62.7% ABV. Smooth, sweet, spicy.
£7.20 Noah’s Mill 57.2% A really outstanding and difficult-to-find small batch spirit, aged for many years before bottling, Noah's Mill is highly sought after by collectors and connoisseurs alike.
£8 Balcones Brimstone 53% American craft distiller Balcones created this smoky corn whisky, fittingly named the Brimstone, by smoking the whisky itself rather than the grain. It is innovative techniques such as this which are creating a buzz around American whiskey at the moment.
£8.40 Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon 47% Straight bourbon from Garrison Brothers, the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas! Highly rated by Jim Murray in his Whisky Bible, this Lone Star state whisky is produced in Hye. (That's Hye, not Rye.)
£9.50 Colonel E .H. Taylor 50% This small batch bourbon is named after Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, an incredibly important figure in bourbon's history from the 1800s who owned a whole host of distilleries and innovated production methods which are still used today. It's only right that the Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch lives up to his name by being absolutely amazing - complex but not overwhelming and oh-so-smooth.