“If I cannot drink Bourbon and smoke cigars in Heaven then I shall not go.”
– Mark Twain
Named after the McAfee brothers who surveyed a site just north of Frankfort in the late 1700s, this rye recipe bourbon is yet another label that honors the storied history of the Distillery and the land it sits on.
The nose bears caramel notes with a delicate stone-fruit backdrop. A robust and sturdy palate with some fine leather notes mingling with dry tobacco, a touch of oak and a hint of dried cherries. The finish is smooth and calming.
Bulleit® Bourbon is inspired by the whiskey pioneered by Augustus Bulleit over 150 years ago. Only ingredients of the very highest quality are used. The subtlety and complexity of Bulleit® Bourbon come from its unique blend of rye, corn, and barley malt, along with special strains of yeast and pure Kentucky limestone filtered water. Due to its especially high rye content, Bulleit® Bourbon has a bold, spicy character with a finish that’s distinctively clean and smooth.
Medium amber in color, with gentle spiciness and sweet oak aromas. Mid-palate is smooth with tones of maple, oak, and nutmeg. Finish is long, dry, and satiny with a light toffee flavor.
Contradiction blends two whiskeys. One is a ‘wheater’, or wheated Bourbon and the other is a Bourbon made with rye. We are very proud of our knack for bringing you great spirits we hand-make and excellent spirits we hand-select; Contradiction is the opportunity to enjoy in a single sip, the convergence of those two very different efforts.
Nose: Savoury melds with a nutty taste. The next stage is reminiscent of grapes and raisins.
Palate: An almost buttery taste with fruit. Think of a hot cross bun and you wouldn’t be too far wrong!
Finish: A sweet vanilla finish.
Nose: Complex aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak.
Taste: Bold, dry, oaky flavors with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa.
Finish: Dry and lingering.
Elijah Craig was named for a reverend who lived in Virginia. He kept a warehouse where he stored barrels and one day experienced a devastating fire. He used the charred casks regardless and found they imparted a lovely character. This is a great 12 year old small batch bourbon, named in his honour.
“Nose: About as complete a Bourbon aroma as you are likely to find…Near miraculous: one of the most beautiful noses found anywhere in the world today. Taste: A bourbon to keep in the mouth forever…Comments: Perhaps one of my favorite five or six bourbons and … perhaps at its best just before bed. Brilliant.”
Our namesake, Evan Williams, founded Kentucky’s first commercial distillery along the banks of the Ohio River in 1783. Today, Evan Williams is the second largest selling Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey in the US and the world, distilled just a few blocks from the site where Evan himself built his distillery. Our Bourbons are made with a time-honored recipe, distilled and then carefully aged for a smooth and rich taste that has been perfected over generations.
Evan Williams Black This is 86 proof and aged far longer than we are required to by law. That proof and age leads to a Bourbon that we are proud of, made our way, and that is always rich, smooth, and full of character.
PROOF 86 Proof
COLOUR Medium Amber
NOSE Light with deep vanilla and mint
TASTE Notes of oak, brown sugar and caramel
FINISH Medium to long
Single Barrel Careful handcrafting and many years in the barrel result in our most premium and decorated Bourbon.
PROOF 86 Proof
COLOUR Delicate amber gold
NOSE Dark caramel, sweet oak & charred wood
TASTE Lush & spicey; oak with honey, apple & orange notes
FINISH Long, graceful and relaxed
For nearly a century, Evanston, Illinois, the home of the Temperance Movement, was a dry city. In dire need of liquor laws that weren’t penned the same year as the invention of the band-aid, FEW’s master distiller overturned century-old prohibition laws to become Evanston’s first distiller of grain spirits within the city limits.
Nose: Sweet grain, anis, butter and brown sugar.
Palate: Big sweet sugariness to start with lots of spice, green apples and rye, fading to a more savoury grain back-end.
Finish: Sour fruit balanced by brown sugar with some woody spice.
Mingling multiple Bourbon recipes is an art in itself. Four original and limited Bourbon recipes have been expertly selected by our Master Distiller at the peak of maturation to create a perfectly balanced Small Batch Bourbon that rewards you with a mellow symphony of rich, spicy flavors along with sweet, fruity aromas and hints of sweet oak and caramel. Finishes soft, smooth and pleasantly long. Best enjoyed straight up, on the rocks or with a splash. 90 proof. 45% alcohol/volume.
Nose: Spicy, rich, mellow, fruity, hints of sweet oak & caramel.
Palate: Creamy, mellow, ripened red berries, rich, spicy, well-balanced, moderately sweet.
Finish: Soft, smooth & pleasantly long.
Yellow A worldwide favorite, especially when creating mixed drinks with a sophisticated, contemporary flair. Hints of pear and apple compliment floral aromas and mix with a taste of honey and spice. Smooth and mellow with a unique, long and soft finish. 80 proof. 40% alcohol/volume.
Nose: Pear and light fruitiness, floral, gentle spice, honey.
Palate: Crisp, yet soft & smooth, fresh fruit, hints of apple.
Finish: Soft & smooth.
America’s largest family-owned and operated distilled spirits producer and marketer, Heaven Hill Brands has grown beyond its traditional roots as a Bourbon distiller to become the country’s seventh largest overall distilled spirits producer and marketer with a portfolio of well-known, innovative and relevant products. In addition, Heaven Hill has seen its export business grow significantly with products now shipped to over 60 countries worldwide. Heaven Hill remains the world’s second largest holder of Bourbon Whiskey and produces some of the most successful distilled spirits brands in the U.S.
Hudson Four Grain Bourbon is the first pot-distilled whiskey to be produced in New York’s Hudson Valley since Prohibition. It’s all about good grains. The soft, balanced richness of corn. The sharp, peppery notes of rye. The smooth subtlety of wheat. And the sweetness of malted barley. All working in perfect harmony for a rich, full-flavored spirit.
Before the intense distilling process begins, we source up to 90% of the grains that go into our Four Grain Bourbon from within ten miles of the distillery. We support local farmers and a greener planet. Better-tasting, low-yield heirloom grains mean better tasting whiskey. Good grains in. Great whiskey out.
This special bourbon is aged in our petite new American oak barrels for more wood contact, giving it more depth, character and a warm, soothing finish.
Balance and complexity are made approachable and affordable in this offering created from four styles of bourbon that we marry together in small batches. The result is a slightly fruitier and surprisingly sophisticated flavour profile, finishing – as always – with a smooth, vanilla-infused elegance that demands another round.
Nose: Very crisp and fresh on the nose, lots of creamy vanilla and warm, spicy flavour. Notes of oak, toffee, hints of smoke.
Palate: Soft, warming and supple. Notes of sweet vanilla, spices, toffee, berry fruits, a touch of orange zest, spices and honey.
Finish: Soft and easy-going, very quaffable as it fades out on notes of vanilla sweetness, custard and corn.
Devil’s Cut We use a proprietary process that extracts the rich bourbon trapped inside the barrel wood. When ready, we then blend this liquid with extra-aged bourbon and bottle it at 90 proof for robust, premium bourbon with deep colour, aroma and character.
Aroma Deep Char aroma with a smoky backdrop.
Flavour Full bodied with intense oak and vanilla notes.
Signature Craft Jim Beam® Signature Craft Quarter Cask is our base bourbon finished with a variety of fine quarter-cask bourbons, all aged at least four years in smaller barrels. Boasting notes of vanilla, oak, and a hint of caramel, this spirit should be enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
Color Deep rich amber
Aroma Deep nose of oak and vanilla, spicy backdrop
Taste Full bodied, well balanced, hints of caramel and vanilla with heavy oakiness
When Booker Noe fathered the small batch movement over two decades ago, he created Knob Creek to restore the standards of pre-prohibition bourbon. The result is an undeniably big, full flavor that strikes your senses with a maple sugar aroma, distinctive sweetness and a rich, woody, caramel flavor with a long, smooth finish.
Knob Creek is crafted in limited quantities, aged 9 years and placed in only the deepest charred American Oak barrels to fully draw out the natural sugars. Then we bottle it at an honest 100 proof to reflect the flavor, strength and patience that defined pre-prohibition whiskey.
Once you’ve grown into this full flavour, no other bourbon will do. That’s when your palate refuses to take a step back and you’re ready for what Booker Noe envisioned true bourbon to be.
Make a bolder classic cocktail. Sip it neat. Open it up with a drop of water or filtered ice cubes. Enjoy it in whatever damn way you please.
You can spot our deeper and darker amber pour.
Takes over your palate with big notes of oak, caramel and fruit.
Expansive notes of maple sugar, toasted nuts and oak.
Long and smooth but with more kick than most.
Surprisingly elegant at 114.3 Proof, which is perhaps odd to say about a whiskey at near-barrel strength, but it drinks more like a 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey. You get the rye showing its face on the front end with a nice creaminess and subtlety on the back end.
Intensity – 4; Sooty, oak, cologne, leather, smoky
Salty, mint, musty, significant rye presence, yet with a creamy texture
Length – Long; Molasses, toffee, rich caramel, chocolate, fudge, peppermint
7 plus year old barrels with a high rye content of 36%, this fine whiskey has exceptional taste and smoothness. Non chill filtered, non carbon filtered. A robust 99 proof, it’s strong, but deliciously drinkable like all of Smooth Ambler’s offerings. Bold, sweet-spicy flavors with subtle apple, cherry and tobacco aroma.
Bold, sweet and spicy flavours with subtle apple, leather and cherry pipe tobacco. Exceptionally drinkable for 99 proof. Serve neat or use to make a helluva’ cocktail.
10 The fourth offering under the Old Scout Merchant Bottled Line, is a ‘low rye’ recipe that celebrates the finest qualities of properly mature bourbon; smoothness, sweetness and character, while providing a complex and lingering mid-palate range of nutty vanilla, honey and tobacco that many Bourbons promise but rarely deliver.
Smooth and sweet with a complex and lingering mid-palate range of nutty vanilla, honey and tobacco. A very nice finish.
Starts out with great spicy, minty notes & when water is added the nose makes you want to set up a tent in the woods! Classic caramel & vanilla notes shine on the palate with light cedar & more mint notes prevailing at the end.
Intensity– 2.5; Light pepper, rich cologne notes, camping under the stars, eucalyptus, mint
Great caramel & vanilla notes… Very cliché to describe a Bourbon like this, but these notes really shine here. Apricot, cigar boxes and cellars.
Length – Medium; Lemon, cedar, light smoke, fresh berries, spearmint
Tincup is made from a blend of corn, rye, and malt cut with pure Rocky Mountain water. Technically speaking, it’s a bourbon, but it also has a very high rye content. Our unique mash bill and extraordinarily pure water gives TINCUP a bolder and spicier flavour than most bourbons.
Nose: Big spice and fruit – apple with cinnamon, clove and toasted, spiced brioche. Rich toffee and caramel, ginger nut biscuits and sweet oatcakes with honey.
Palate: Quite light with sweet grain, cinnamon spice and a trio of apple notes – ripe, skin and Jolly Ranchers. Toffee follows, with spicy rye and toasted fruit loaf.
Finish: Cinnamon toast, tannic raisins and soft caramel sweetness.
Wild Turkey American Honey is an exceptionally smooth 71 proof (35.5% alcohol) liqueur blended with pure honey and real Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey. It’s perfect straight out of the bottle, chilled in the freezer, or on the rocks. It’s the sweeter, smoother side of
Wild Turkey, with notes of sweet honey, caramel, and orange.
Very floral on the nose with wonderful citrus notes; more citrus on the palate with loads of honey & then turning quite herbal on the finish. An incredibly different and inviting array of aromas & flavours when water is added!
Intensity – 2; Floral notes – jasmine & orange blossoms, ginger, cinnamon, lots of bananas when water is added
Lemon, black tea, butterscotch, citrus, nutty, honey… With water added, bananas & milk chocolate
Length – Medium; Eucalyptus, herbal, rye, spicy, pepper, barber’s shop… With water added, light toffee & pecans
It is the unique alteration of the fifth source of flavour, maturation, which tells the real story of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.
Color: Deep Amber
Aroma: Rich notes of dark fruit, caramel, sharp honey, chocolate, marzipan and toasted oak
Taste: A full-bodied mix of vanilla, dark caramel, hazelnut, apple, fruit and spices
Finish: Long and creamy with lingering hints of honeyed apple