AMERICAN PRAIRIE BOURBON|
A complex blend of straight bourbons producing an aromatic whiskey that helps preserve the West
CLASS & TYPE
A blend of straight bourbon whiskeys
A blend of straight bourbon whiskeys aged 2 to 13 years
Nose: Light caramel and sweet vanilla
Taste: Rich and earthy on the palate with well balanced flavors
of candy corn, honey nougat, and sweet corn bread biscuits
Finish: Vanilla with a hint of caramel apple
The world's only blend of bourbon, rye and scotch whiskey
CLASS & TYPE
Straight rye whiskey, straight bourbon whiskey, and blended scotch malt whiskey
A blend of bourbon, rye, and peated scotch whiskey, ranging in age from 5 to 8 years
Nose: Floral, fruity, bright and spicy, caramel, butterscotch,light smoke, and smoldering wood from a campfire the morning after, jasmine, chai tea, sandalwood, leather, tobacco,pine resin, and toasted bread
Taste: Vanilla, honey, toffee with some nice fruit, blueberries and black cherries, chai spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, orange zest, salty caramels, tobacco, gentle smoke
Finish: Long, sweet, spicy, and smoky
The spiciest rye in the world
CLASS & TYPE
A blend of straight rye whiskeys
95% rye, 5% barley malt from MGP
80% rye, 20% malted rye from High West Distillery
Nose: Mint, clove, cinnamon, licorice root, pine nuts, and dark chocolate, with a surprising dose of gin botanicals throughout
Taste: Rye spices up front, then menthol, mint, eucalyptus, herbal tea with wildflower honey and allspice
Finish: Cinnamon and mint, gradually sweetening through the finish, with a hint of anise
Our flagship whiskey. A blend of aged ryes that creates a rich and full mouthfeel
CLASS & TYPE
A blend of straight rye whiskeys
A blend of straight rye whiskeys ranging in age from 5 to 19 years
Nose: A big nose of cinnamon stick, clove, vanilla, peppermint, caramelized sugar, and dried fruit
Taste: Very spicy, with cinnamon, crisp mint, and fennel, underlying sweet notes of caramel, molasses, vanilla, macaroon, cocoa, and candied fruit
Finish: Takes hold with huge rye spice, cinnamon, orange rind, and vanilla, and it lingers for ages
This bourbon was carefully crafted to highlight the classic flavors of the highest quality bourbons - a true reflection of "America's Native Spirit".
The high amount of corn gives this bourbon a classic sweet taste with notes of vanilla and caramel from the wood, and the rye adds some light spice flavor. Bottled at 84 proof for a lighter experience, great on the rocks or in mixed drinks.
Mash bill: 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% barley malt
Aged at least 2 Years in New Charred Oak barrels
Redemption Rye's goal is to bring back the classic American Rye cocktail. While the Federal law states that a whiskey must be 51% rye grain to be classified as a rye we chose to push our grain content to 95%. This not only pushes the flavor forward, it also magnifies the unique profile of the rye grains.
Beautiful flavored rye spice with light floral and citrus notes. Slight mint garnish makes this great for sipping or mixing in a classic cocktail. (Think Manhattan, Old Fashioned and Sazerac). True rye flavor.
Mash bill: 95% rye, 5% barley malt
Aged at least 2.5 Years in New Charred Oak barrels
Old Forester Statesman|
Inspired by the dynamic characters in the film,"Kingsman: The Golden Circle," Old Forester Statesman offers bold flavor blended to a smooth 95 proof from hand-selected casks of our famed Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky from the warmest places in the warehouse. Because true character is only revealed after a little heat, the Statesman product offers an exceptional balance of heat and spice.
Devil's food, clove and oak spice with an undercurrent of raw vanilla
Buttery leather is quickly dominated by a bold flash of pepper, cinnamon bark and sharp citrus
Intense spice and eucalyptus which fade into orange cream and caramel
Woodford Reserve Kentucky |
Made in the traditional style of Kentucky Ryes, Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey delivers bold flavors of pepper and tobacco with a long fruit and sweetly spiced finish. It's available for purchase in select markets throughout the country.
Proof: 90.4 Degree
Appearance: Rich honey.
Nose: Spicy with distinct notes of rye, black pepper, cedar and cassia bark sweetened with a dusting of marzipan. Hints of pear, apple and almond dance in its depths.
Taste: Clove, rye, mint, molasses, sorghum and honey mingle together with hints of apple and malt.
Finish: Long and sweetly spiced.
KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON|
The art of making fine bourbon first took place on the site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, in 1812. The perfectly balanced taste of our Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is comprised of more than 200 detectable flavor notes, from bold grain and wood, to sweet aromatics, spice, and fruit & floral notes
Proof: 90.4 Degree
Appearance: Clean, brilliant honey amber.
Nose: Heavy with rich dried fruit, hints of mint and oranges covered with a dusting of cocoa. Faint vanilla and tobacco spice.
Taste: Rich, chewy, rounded and smooth, with complex citrus, cinnamon and cocoa. Toffee, caramel, chocolate and spice notes abound.
Finish: Silky smooth, almost creamy at first with a long, warm satisfying tail.
Woodford Reserve, the Official Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby, is honoring "the greatest two minutes in sports" with the release of its 2018 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle. The limited-edition Woodford Reserve bottle features the colorful artwork of Louisville artist Keith Anderson.
Anderson has for 11 years worked in the Bourbon Street Cafe, the private dining room at Brown-Forman headquarters in Louisville. At the 2017 company Derby party, while Anderson was stocking the bar, he told Mark Bacon, Senior Vice President at Brown-Forman: "These artists before me, they're good, but I'm no slouch. One day, I will have that Derby bottle."
Bacon told Anderson to send him some ideas and - before long - Bacon was quickly impressed by the talent of the artist.
Anderson has drawn and painted since he was a child, but he's never been a full-time artist. He sold artworks to friends to pay his tuition at Murray State University and, later, at the University of Louisville. He now has a studio in his home where he paints quietly in the middle of the night and sells artwork mainly to friends and family.
"It has been such an honor to have my artwork considered for this year's commemorative Derby bottle," Anderson said. "To have my artwork chosen is a dream come true."
The Derby bottle has been an annual collector's item anticipated by bourbon and racing fans since 1999. Beginning in 2003, Woodford Reserve began featuring the work of national artists. This year's bottle - the 19th in the series - features Anderson's stunning painting of powerful thoroughbreds as they break from the starting gate, in the glory of their colorful racing silks.
"Sometimes we overlook the very talent that's right in front of us," Bacon said. "We are deeply honored to start this new partnership with Churchill Downs - and to celebrate it with the beautiful artwork of Keith Anderson."
As brave pioneers, the Bowman family helped settle the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as well as parts of Kentucky. This hand-crafted bourbon whiskey is a tribute to the original Bowman brothers from Virginia. John, Abraham, Joseph and Isaac Bowman were Virginia militia officers in the American Revolutionary War. In 1779, they led thirty pioneer families to Madison County, Kentucky and established Bowman's Station. They were legends, admired and respected by fellow settlers for their courage and bravery.
This small batch bourbon has been distilled three times using the finest corn, rye and malted barley. A hand picked selection of a small group of barrels are married together to create a distinct and consistent flavor profile. An amazing bourbon.
An aroma of caramelized apples and nuts meets the nose. Its complex flavor has hints of vanilla and oak, while the finish is smooth and mellow. Enjoy straight, over ice or with a splash of water.
The Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey continues the distillery's tradition of naming its bourbons after members of the Bowman family. Isaac Bowman was the great, great-uncle of the distillery's founder, and was one of four brothers who played a significant role in the American Revolutionary War and early American history in general. After serving as an officer in Clark's Northwestern Campaign, Bowman was captured in 1779 by a Chickasaw tribe and was presumed dead. Held first as a prisoner, then later reportedly adopted by another tribe, legend has it that Bowman eventually somehow escaped to Cuba and by 1782 had made it safely back to Virginia. After that, he settled down, became a farmer, and had 13 children. To be honest, after a wartime ordeal like Isaac's, I would think it might be difficult to settle down in such a manner. Although, perhaps after a time like that, maybe moving out to the country, growing some turnips and making a small army of kids is just what the doctor ordered.
In any case, released at the end of 2017, the Isaac Bowman Straight Bourbon is part of the A. Smith Bowman standard range, an everyday version of their highly regarded A. Smith Bowman Port Finish release from a couple of years ago. While the official verbage does not give an age, some sources claim it's in the four to six year old range. The bourbon has been finished in a variety of ex-port casks " some American Oak from several different states and some European Oak from France " for a period of three to six months.
The Nose: A taut and guardedly complex nose. Those sour apple flavored honey sticks, and cherry cough syrup lead the sweet side of things along with a little navel orange, orgeat syrup, and a hint of vin Santo. Behind that, there's semi-sweet chocolate chips, chocolate mint leaf, candied nuts, toasted grain, and caramel corn. The oak and spice are relatively subdued with nutmeg, clove and faint star anise..
The Palate: Quite a unique palate for a bourbon. Initially there's a bracing mix of cherry juice, oranges, and raisins, with hints of light molasses and dark honey. Lots more nutty chocolate here as well; candied almonds, dark chocolate, salted peanuts, and a hint of mint chocolate. Stronger, more tannic oak notes than the nose " sanded boards. There are more prominent spice notes, too, with cloves, warming cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and black pepper on warm popcorn.
The Finish: Lengthy, with tart cherry, brown sugar, salted nuts, grippy oak, nutmeg, ginger, and barrel char.
Thoughts: Quite good and quite unusual, which, seeing as unusual can often be not that good, is quite good and unusual in and of itself. The port finish plays a major part in flavoring this whiskey, but it manages to do so in a fairly refined and integrated way. The fruit and nutty chocolate notes, especially on the palate, are not completely unfamiliar in the bourbon world, but they do stand out as being different while at the same time working well with the more expected oak and spice. I've not tried that A. Smith Bowman Port Finish release, but on the few other occasions I've tried other wine or port finished bourbons, I've usually ended up enjoying them. The Isaac Bowman is no exception.
This rare whiskey shall never again be made
Deep dark amber with long legs.
Caramel, vanilla, stone fruit, cocoa, oak.
Caramel, vanilla, creamy smooth from the barrel finish, toasted oak, apricots, higher spice than the previous pacts but still ultra-smooth for the proof.
Long lingering spice, balanced and surprisingly-smooth at this high proof,with lasting caramel and oak.
Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Finish: For the third chapter in the Blood Oath epic, we've conspired with like-minded craftsmen in the heart of California wine country. Nestled in the Oakville region of Napa Valley - famous for its fertile, alluvial soil - Swanson Vineyard has been making nationally known and limited, small batch Bordeaux style wines for over three decades. These prized Cabernet barrels add an unforgettable layer of complexity to the whiskey.
Angel's Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon is finished in port wine casks for an award-winning spirit. We guide each batch's conditioning, blending our handcrafted bourbon in small batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time.
It's typically aged for up to 6 years. While we lose about 5% of the spirit each year to evaporation, or -the Angel's Share,- what's left behind after we're done is truly worthy of envy.
Once it's deemed ready, we finish our bourbon in ruby port wine casks, which adds subtly distinct flavor nuances that enhance the whiskey without challenging it. Our port finishing process lasts between three to six months, depending on taste.
We use 60-gallon ruby port barrels made from French oak and imported directly from Portugal. This creates a whiskey of unprecedented smoothness, sweetness and balance.
Gold color laced with reddish amber hues, nearly copper in tone
You'll detect notes of subtle vanilla, raisins, maple syrup and toasted nuts
Vanilla, ripe fruit, maple syrup, toast and bitter chocolate
Clean and lingering sweetness with a hint of Madeira that slowly fades
Our original spirit has its own original spirit. This small batch creation puts a fresh twist on classic Southern bourbon. Starting with our full-bodied Lowcountry libation, we add a touch of heirloom ginger harvested just thirty miles from where it's bottled. A single sip reveals a hint of vanilla with an ultra-smooth, well-balanced taste and sweet finish only found south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Sorghum, orange & oats
Dried apricot, ginger & sherry
Full mouth finish with vanilla notes & slight tannins