Bourbon

Larceny Bourbon

Larceny Bourbon’s innovated name owes itself to legendary whiskey thief John E. Fitzgerald. His penchant for stealing bourbons straight from their aging barrels gives inspiration to this new Kentucky Bourbon that has been released from Heaven Hill. Like other favorites such as Maker’s Mark or Pappy Van Winkle, this bourbon is wheated – this time from the mind of Parker’s Heritage and makers Evan Williams and Elijah Craig. Unlike the more traditional rye, the wheat is used as the flavoring grain. This difference results in a bourbon that is softer, less spicy, and fuller than those flavored by rye.

Angel’s Envy Bourbon

What is the one thing you hate about lower-priced bourbons and scotches? If you are like us it is that impure alcohol taste. Of course, there is that sticky sweet taste of corn whiskey. After a few swigs of that, I feel as though I am drinking down melted candy corn from Halloween.

If you are looking for a bourbon that you can truly appreciate, then look no further than Angel’s Envy a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that has been aged for 4-7 years and finished for an additional 3-6 months in “port pipes” otherwise known as casks that held fortified wine from Portugal. It is obvious that Lincoln Henderson knows exactly what should be done, there is absolutely no shudder when drinking this. While it may be young it is a quality dram. This is the type of whiskey that is gong to stand out in a crowd and a sub-$50 price range bourbon that you can genuinely recommend to your friends. For the past few years, I honestly did not think such a thing existed!

Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey

The Four Roses bourbon story is one I really enjoy.  That’s because, according to the story, it got its name from one of those “Scarlett O’Hara” steeped in romance Southern moments.  In 1884, Paul Jones Jr. started the company on Whiskey Row in Louisville.  The company name was inspired by his sweetheart when she told him that at the grand ball she would be wearing four red roses if she accepted his proposal.  Well she did, and that moment inspired Jones’ new bourbon business.  If she hadn’t accepted Jones, the name of his business might have ended up being somewhat disparaging and darker.  However, that didn’t happen and we ended up with a rosy whiskey instead.

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon Whiskey

Jim Beam’s super-premium, nine year old bourbon Knob Creek has recently gained a sibling in Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve. Bourbon enthusiasts everywhere are heralding the new arrival, particularly because this product represents one of the very finest bourbons America has to offer.

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey

Folks who love a smooth and very mixable sipping bourbon whiskey will love Basil Hayden’s premium straight Kentucky Bourbon. Aged for eight full years, this amber whiskey contains a balanced hint of citrus and spice. One of the small batch collections from the Jim Beam family of whiskeys, Basil Hayden’s is a true find that has sadly been overlooked by many bourbon aficionados.

Makers Mark 46 Bourbon Whiskey

Maker’s Mark, which has been well known for its flagship marque for a long time, introduced Maker’s Mark 46 recently.  It is this distillery’s first new product in more than 50 years.  French oak charred staves get inserted into the barrel.  The bourbon is then aged for another 2 to 3 months.  This creates a bourbon that is true to Maker’s Mark classic heritage, but is also a world-class whiskey in its own right.  The first shipment of the Mark 46 was available in stores on July 1.  It is expected that it will sell out very fast.  Fortunately, more 46 is being released this fall.  So be on the look out if you happen to miss it the first time.  Your liquor collection needs to include this whiskey.