Fuzzy Bourbon shelf

Bourbon is America’s only native spirit

Bourbon Barrels

Kentucky is the birthplace of Bourbon

Bourbon Glass

In 1964 Congress declared bourbon as “America’s Native Spirit”

Bourbon on the rocks

Bourbon must have a minimum of 51 percent corn
aged in charred new oak barrels and
stored at no more than 125 proof

Pappy Van Winkle

The wheated recipe of Pappy Van Winkle’s is
considered one of the best

Bourbon Prices

 

I’m often asked about Bourbons that are on the high end, but are still affordable. These are my favorites:

Recommended Bourbons

Bourbon                                                Proof          Volume             Age                  Price                Distillery

W.L. Weller Special Reserve                 90            1.0L              7 years             $41                   Buffalo Trace

W.L. Weller Antique                              107             1.0L              7 years             $39                   Buffalo Trace

W.L. Weller 12 year Old                         90       750ml               12 years           $28                   Buffalo Trace

Buffalo Trace                                              93       750ml               8 years             $24                   Buffalo Trace

Eagle Rare                                                   90        750ml            10 years            $40                   Buffalo Trace

Blanton’s Single Barrel                          93        750ml                                         $53                   Buffalo Trace

Colonel EH Taylor Single Barrel      100       750ml               11 ½ years     $70                   Buffalo Trace

1792 Ridgemont Reserve                      93.7      750ml               8 years           $30                   Barton

Booker’s Small Batch                            125.3    750ml               6 – 8 years    $50                   Jim Beam

Knob Creek                                                120       750ml               9 years            $35                   Jim Beam

Basil Hayden’s                                          80        750ml               8 years           $44                   Jim Beam

Maker’s Mark                                            90        750ml               6 years           $28                   Maker’s Mark

Woodford Reserve Small Batch        90.4     750ml               7 years            $39                   Woodford Reserve

Old Forester Classic                               84        750ml                4 years            $29                   B.F. Shively

Larceny                                                       92        750ml                6 years            $25                   Heaven Hill

Elijah Craig 12 year old                       94        750ml                12 years           $27                   Heaven Hill

Four Roses Single Barrel                   100       750ml               8 years             $47                   Four Roses

Four Roses Small Batch                       80        750ml               4 years             $35                   Four Roses

Bulleit Bourbon 10 year SBatch       90        750ml               10 years           $50                   Four Roses

Wild Turkey 101                                     101        750ml               6 – 8 years     $24                   Wild Turkey

Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel          101       750ml               8 – 10 years     $55                   Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey Rare Breed                    112.8    750 ml              6 – 12 years     $45                   Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey Forgiven                          91         750ml               4 – 6 years       $56                   Wild Turkey

Russell’s Reserve Small Batch SB   110       750ml               8 years              $58                   Wild Turkey     

Willett Pot Still Reserve                       94        750ml               8 – 10 years    $53                   Willett

Johnny Drum                                           101       750ml                                            $45                   Willett

JR Ewing’s Private Reserve               80        750ml               4 years              $33                   Southfork Bottling Co

Jefferson’s Reserve Very SBatch    90.2      750 ml              up to 20 years$60                   Castle Brand’s Inc.