Category: bourbon

Johnny Drum Private Stock

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!

50.5%

Kentucky, USA

Belle Meade Bourbon

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.

$$$

45.2% abv

Tennessee, USA

Henry McKenna 10 Year

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)

Kentucky, USA

Maker’s Mark Whisky

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)

Kentucky, USA

Old Fitzgerald Prime Bourbon

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!

40% abv

Limestone Branch Distillery Yellowstone Bourbo…

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)

Kentucky, USA

Larceny Bourbon

Larceny Bourbon

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!

46% abv

Kentucky, USA

Knob Creek Single Barrel (Binny’s Selection)

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)

USA

Maker’s 46

Maker’s 46

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!

47% abv

USA

Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style

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! 

57.5% abv

USA