Johnny Drum Private Stock
Busting out the big fireworks for the 4th of July! Here’s a little known bourbon that might be hard to find at your local shop, but maybe not! Drink it neat or with a splash of water if you want to be like me.This bourbon smelled of charred fruit cake, burnt apples, and some sweet baked apples. It tastes like vanilla, tobacco, cedar, apples, and even some peach! There’s some allspice spiciness mid-palate – and even some hot cinnamon – but the dram finishes with a nice sweetness of sweet nuts. This bourbon is fairly priced and off the beaten path, so give it a try! Cheers to the US of A!
Belle Meade Bourbon
Loungin’ in the sun on this boozeday Tuesday with some bourbon. This one’s got some notes of wood chips, spice, vanilla, orange, and nuts on the nose and palate. A nice little tipple on a fine day.
Henry McKenna 10 Year
Happy National Bourbon Day! Pawsonally, I think this should be a national holiday, but maybe that’s just me!
I’m sipping to celebrate! This bourbon is aged 10 years, bottled in bond, AND is a single barrel offering! That’s quite a bit to get for around $30. I get notes of caramel, vanilla, oak and even cedar. There’s a musty attic smell too – in a good way – like your grandparents’ house. The palate has oak, vanilla, and creme brûlée crust. There’s a bit of spice on the finish.
Enjoy National Bourbon day! Cheers!
50% abv (100 Proof)
Maker’s Mark Whisky
Here’s one of the more common wheaters out there that you can get your paws on. Oddly enough, unlike other bourbon whiskeys, Maker’s doesn’t use the “e” in whiskey! Nice, enjoyable, and sweet nose with vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar notes. Vanilla, coffee, toffee, caramel, and sweet cinnamon on the palate. Mashbill of 70% corn, 16% wheat, 14% malted barley. This is a sweet, simple, unassuming bourbon. If you find it in the low 20s, grab a bottle, but I wouldn’t spend much more than that.
45% abv (90 proof)
Old Fitzgerald Prime Bourbon
Ohai. Sometimes you need a bottom shelf wheated bourbon for mixing and I think this one is great. The wheat and sweetness mixes well with something with a bite, like Reed’s Extra Ginger beer. Cherries, sawdust, and butterscotch on the nose. Pretty short on the palate with brown sugar, cherry, and sweet bread notes.There’s nothing wrong in using this classic, old school bourbon for your mixing pleasure!
Limestone Branch Distillery Yellowstone Bourbon
It’s moody bourbon Boozeday Tuesday! This time I’m trying out Yellowstone Bourbon from Limestone Branch Distillery. I get caramel, bananas foster, and dried cherry notes on the nose. Cherries, anise, vanilla, and spiced, sweet orange peels on the palate. Long finish of brown sugar, vanilla, and orange peel.
93 proof (46.5% abv)
Oh, it’s a happy boozeday Tuesday, indeed! Especially when I’m sipping some awesome wheated Bourbon! Chestnuts, butterscotch, brown apples, and brown sugar on the nose. Sweet cherries, chestnuts, almonds, butterscotch, apples, and sugar on the palate. Great bourbon you can find for around $20! Great sipper, great for mixed drinks, something you can’t go wrong with!
Knob Creek Single Barrel (Binny’s Selection)
Ohai. Enjoying some of Knob Creek’s finer offerings. This is a 9 year old bourbon. Deep dark amber color on this bad boy with long lazy legs. Sweet at first on the nose with brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, and sweet bread notes. Then the spice hits with pepper, cinnamon, and sweet leather. Starts with sweet, brown sugar candied apples on the palate with toffee, caramel, spiced black/roasted corn notes. Like a cinnamon red hot on the finish. It goes on and on from the heat and spice.
75% corn, 13% rye, 12% barley
60% abv (120 proof)
Oh man. You can’t go wrong with Maker’s if you want to throw down some wheated bourbon on a boozeday Tuesday. Maker’s 46 is even better since they add some extra wood staves to regular Maker’s for an extra oomph. Caramel, oak, toffee, brown butter, and cinnamon bun notes on the nose. Vanilla iced cinnamon bun and brown butter on the palate. Cheers, friends!
Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style
Oh hey guys (and PJ fans). This stuff is no effing joke. Straight away on the nose, you get coffee, toffee, crème brûlée crust, chocolate, and a bit of a nose tingle from the alcohol, because, I mean… 115 proof. Coffee, mocha, and dark chocolate on the attack. More crème brûlée crust and charred wood on the palate with a finish of freshly cracked pepper. I’m a big fan of this, which is saying something because I love my wheated bourbons, as you know! This bourbon has a great history and a great flavor profile too. You might be worried by the $60 pricepoint but don’t be. Like Pearl Jam, this is a great show!