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American Bourbon Whiskey

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  • Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey 45% 70cl
    Bernheim Original Straight Wheat Whiskey uses a minimum 51% wheat in its recipe as the primary grain. It is not a "wheated Bourbon" like Heaven Hill's Old Fitzgerald Straight Bourbon, which is a type of Bourbon that substitutes wheat for the rye in the mashbill.Bernheim Wheat Whiskey ...
    £61.50
  • Wild Turkey Bourbon 40.5% 70cl
    New lower strength Wild turkey, the same great flavour just a little weaker.
    £24.50
  • Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon 43% 70cl
    As America's second-largest selling Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Evan Williams honours the man recognized as Kentucky's First Distiller, who set up his stills in 1783 on the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville. Evan Williams Black Label, 86 proof, was a Silver Medalist at the recent San F...
    £27.50
  • Few Bourbon Whiskey 46.5% 75cl
    Few Bourbon Whiskey is made from a three grain Bourbon recipe, corn, rye and malt. The result is a bourbon whisky made in small batches ages in charred oak barrels that is complex with smoothness and spicy notes.
    £52.50
  • Michters US 1 Bourbon Small Batch 45.7% 70cl
    A small batch bourbon aged in excess of 8 years with each batch made from no more than 2 dozen barrles to ensure consistent quality. Made from the finest grains is has rich caramel with balanced vanilla tones, stone fruit and a smoky edge with oaky notes on the finish.
    £53.99
  • Eagle Rare 10 years old 45% 70cl
    Bright honey/topaz colour. The early aromas include gentle grain, toasted honey-wheat bread and tobacco leaf. An oily, toasty beauty seduces the taste buds at palate entry with dry flavors of cereal grain and mild oak resin - the mid-palate include sweet and oily flavors of raisins, grapefruit, c...
    £38.45
  • Rowans Creek Bourbon Whiskey 50.05% 75cl
    Rowans Creek bourbon gets its namesake from the creek that still runs through the distillery carrying the best limestone spring water there ever was for making good bourbon. The creek itself was originally named after Judge John Rowan, who in the late 1700s settled aroundBardstown and be...
    £62.99
  • Johnny Drum Black Label 43% 12 Years Old
    The character and flavor of this superb sour mash whiskey never varies. The method of production has remained unchanged down through five generations of the same family of master distillers.Produced in limited quantities to insure the finest quality possible in our old family tradition.
    £37.50
  • Jim Beam Black Extra Age 43% 70cl
    Jim Beam Black has been aged for around 6 years and bottled at 43% ABV producing a Bourbon of truly distinctive character - one that is smoother and more flavourful. Aroma: A mix of caramel, oak, cinnamon and vanilla Taste: Full bodied, heavier caramel, well balanced, rich and flavourful Fin...
    £27.99
  • Four Roses Small Batch 2017 Release Limited Edition 53.9% 70cl
    Four Roses 2017 Release is a limited edition and highly collectible bourbon that is composed of hand selected bourbons for blending by the now ex-master dist...
    £225.00
  • Jeffersons Wood Experiment Box set 1 46% 5x20cl
    He carried our 13 different experimental batches of fully matured bourbon by changing the conditions in which the bourbon was aged. Wheter it was lacing it in different cask, with different char levels, wine casks, adding wood staves. He charted the progress of these every 30 days and then select...
    £112.99
  • Jeffersons The Manhattan Barrel Finish Cocktail 34% 75cl
    This has been made in collaberation with Esquire magazine editors. It has been made with a 6 year old Jefferson bourbon with the addition of sweet and dry vermouth and some barrel aged cherry bitters. It is then rested in oak casks for 90 days to marry together.
    £48.99
  • Ezra Brooks 12 years old Single Barrel 49.5% 75cl
    Ezra Brooks 12 Year Old Bourbon comes from barrels that have slowly been left to mature until the whiskey reached the peak of smoothness. Bottled and labelled by hand, this single cask bourbon is a smooth, mellow whiskey that deserves to be sipped and savoured.
    £94.99
  • Wilderness Trail Bourbon Single Barrel Family Reserve 70cl
    Made from locally sourced grains from an old traditional mash bill of 64% corn, 24% wheat and 12 malted barley. Copper pot distilled and barreled at 110 proof. The single barrel family reserve is a select small release hand picked by the family for its superior quality.
    £84.00
  • Texas Legation No.1 Bourbon Whiskey 46% 70cl
    Texas Legation Bourbon Whiskey takes its name from an event in history that dates back to 1842 when the state of Texas in America pledged its allegiance to Britain against the United states. This has been made for Berry Brothers & Rudd in London where Texas held an office above their premise ...
    £53.99
  • Elijah Craig Small Batch 1789 47% 70cl
    This replaces the 12 year old Elijah Craig in their range and so becomes their signature bourbon. Made from selected casks of aged bourbons to provide the right balanc of rich flavour and full body. The style has warm spice and subtle smoke flavours. Elijah Craig was the pioneer of aging their...
    £47.35
  • Jeffersons Grand Selection Chateau Suduiraunt Cask Finish 45% 75cl
    Jefferson's experience in finishing made them feel strongly that the sweetness of Chateau Suduiraut wine and the toast staves of the French oak wine casks would complement their well aged, complex Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey. They are not disappointed and neither will you be. Aft...
    £124.99
  • Jeffersons Grand Selection Chateau Pichon Baron Cask Finish 45% 75cl
    Based on their experience finishing Jefferson's in creative and new ways with various types of casks, they felt strongly that the Pichon Baron wine and the toasted staves of French oak wine casks would complement their well aged, complex Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey. Once hand sel...
    £124.99
  • Parkers Heritage Bourbon No.12 Barrel Finished 55% 75cl
    This is the latest release of the Parker's Heritage collection and has been finished in Orange Curacao barrels. This 12th edition of the collection has again partnered with Master Blended Alain Royer of France. This 12th edition of Parker's Heritage ages Bourbon for 7-8 years in the upper floo...
    £263.50
  • Smooth Ambler Old Scout American Blended Whiskey 70cl
    Smooth Ambler Old Scout American Blended Whiskey is made from a blend o two whiskeys that have been made with bourbon mashbills. One of them has been in new American oak barrels and the other is aged in rejuvenated, re-charred bourbon casks - for this reason it can not be called Bourbon. ...
    £49.00
  • Wilderness Trail Bourbon Single Barrel 75cl
    This is a high in small grain Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that offers a Single Barrel – Bottled in Bond. Two special releases in one bottle! The Single Barrel selection offers nuances only premium cooper select barrels can create from their toasting and using 18-month-old ...
    £68.75
  • Wilderness Trail Bourbon Small Batch 75cl
    Their Rye small grain Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys are offered as a Small Batch, up to 12 barrels per batch, which was the result of one fermenter. The goal of the Small Batch is to capture the total essence of more complex notes from multiple barrels from distillate of the same fer...
    £68.75
  • Wild Turkey Rare Breed 56.4% 70cl
    Wild Turkey Rare Breed is a fantastic bourbon aged between 6-12 years old and bottled as barrel strength, so no water added. Jim Murray gave this Bourbon whisky 94/100 in his Whisky Bible.
    £52.99
  • Makers Mark Bourbon 45% 70cl
    Kentuckey Bourbon.Makers Mark is the worlds only bourbon made in small quantities of less than 19 barrels per batch.
    £31.00
  • Woodford Reserve Bourbon 43.2% 70cl
    Labrot & Graham's Woodford Reserve is a superbly smooth, flavoursome bourbon, rich and full-bodied with a sophisticated range of flavours. We would strongly recommed this great value bourbon
    £42.00
  • Four Roses Single Barrel 50% 70cl
    Four Roses is the only bourbon distillery in the world to combine 5 yeast strains with 2 separate mash bills to produce their 10 distinct bourbon recipes, each with a unique character, spiciness and rich fruit flavour.Four Roses Single Barrel.This premium Four Roses Bourbon has a taste you will w...
    £50.99
  • Jeffersons Reserve Bourbon 45.1% 75cl
    Like the accomplished third President of the US, this bourbon is complex, elegant and sophisticated. Jefferson's Reserve is allowed to age slowly and reach maturity naturally. The whisky has a medium-weight, velvety textured body and a dry, robust palate, one that quickly fills the mouth with the...
    £57.99
  • Jeffersons Very Small Batch Bourbon 41.2% 70cl
    This very small batch, handcrafted bourbon has been aged in the heart of metal clad warehouses to accentuate the extreme temperatures that Kentucky is blessed with, forcing the bourbon to expand deep into the barrel and pull out the prevalent flavors of the wood. These flavors of vanilla, caramel...
    £38.99
  • Jim Beam Devil's Cut Bourbon 45% 70cl
    As bourbon ages, a portion of the liquid is lost from the barrel due to evaporationthat's the "Angel's Share." After aging, when the bourbon is dumped out of the barrel, a certain amount of whiskey is left trapped within the wood of every barrel. We call that the "devil's cut."To crea...
    £27.99
  • Hudson Baby Bourbon 46% 35cl
    Hudson Distillery is the first distillery to operate in the state of New York since pohibition times. They use only locally sourced grains in the whiskey and only produce in small batches with everything done by hand from the labeling, to hand dipping in wax. The Baby Bourbon is a superb expressi...
    £32.99
  • Hudson Four Grain Bourbon 46% 35cl
    Hudson Distillery is the first distillery to operate in the state of New York since pohibition times. They use only locally sourced grains in the whiskey and only produce in small batches with everything done by hand from the labeling, to hand dipping in wax. The Four Grain has been made using ry...
    £35.99
  • Basil Haydens Bourbon 40% 70cl
    Basil Haydens differs to the rest of the bourbons in the samll batch range in that its mash bill contains a higher percentage of rye grain. The richness of the corn is complemeneted by spicy notes from the rye, with notes of peppermint, and a slight citrus edge. First created in 1796 by Master di...
    £38.99
  • Evan Williams Single Barrel 2010 43.3% 70cl
    Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon is the first and only vintage-dated Single Barrel Bourbon. Like a fine wine, each bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon contains a vintage date telling the exact day it was put in an oak barrel to age. Every year, a new vintage of Evan W...
    £37.99
  • Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon 50% 70cl
    Named after Abraham Lincoln's childhood home, Knob Creek is aged for 9 years and bottled at 50% ABV. It embodies the maple sugar aroma, distinctive caramel sweetness and rich woody flavour synonymous with a world-leading bourbon.
    £34.50
  • Wild Turkey 101 50.5% 70cl
    Smooth and richly colored, Wild Turkey Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey is a genuine super-premium bourbon carefully crafted in the heart of Kentucky. Wild Turkey 101 offers a lesson in traditional American values, most notably, the refusal to compromise on standards of excellence.Wi...
    £32.50
  • Bulleit Bourbon 45% 70cl
    Oaky, smoky, and smooth Bulleit Bourbon is russet in color with a rich, oaky aroma. The dry, clean flavor is mellow and smooth, not hot in the throat. This 90 proof Kentucky bourbon delivers a wonderfully complex taste with hints of vanilla and honey and a long smoky finish
    £32.99
  • Buffalo Trace 40% 70cl
    Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a piece of liquid history: a premium, hand-crafted bourbon blended from selected whiskeys at one of America's oldest distilleries.In times before history migrating herds of buffalo carved a path, or trace, through the wilderness of No...
    £23.99
  • Koval Single Barrel Bourbon 47% 50cl
    Koval Whiskeys are organically produced in Chicago, Illinois. Their Bourbon Whiskey is produced from a mash bill containing 51% corn, but instead of rye making up the 49% they use Millet which is one of the main cereals from Asia and Africa. These are then aged in new charred American oak barrels...
    £49.50
  • Jim Beam Double Oak 43% 70cl
    This new addition to the Jim Beam stable has been double barrelled. First it is aged in charred American white oak barrels it is then transferred to new charred barrels for a further period of ageing. This double oaking enhances the wood notes on the whiskey with vanilla, toasted wood and caramel...
    £28.65
  • Rebel Yell Straight Bourbon 40% 70cl
    The original recipe with big, bold full bodied flavour. Honey and butter on the nose with raisins. The plate has plummy fruit, long and warm with a touch of spiciness
    £26.75
  • Rebel Yell Small Batch Reserve 45.3% 70cl
    Selected small batches of Rebel Yell and chosen for this bottling to bring greater complexity and depth of flavour. Bottled at the high strength of 45.3% vol. The wheat presence softens the flavour as compared with rye bourbon showing hints of vanilla and white oak.
    £29.99
  • Early Times Old Reserve Bourbon 40% 70cl
    Early Time Bourbon is one of the bestselling Bourbons in the USA. Made with a higher percentage of corn in the recipe it gives it a lighter, sweeter style, smooth with rich caramel notes. Double distilled for smoothness
    £21.45
  • Johnny Drum Private Stock 50.5% 70cl
    Handmade in the heart of the Bluegrass, Kentuckys famous Bourbon country. aged for over 15 years containing only the finest natural ingredients. Yielding a bouquet, character and taste found only in this Bourbon. This is their Private Stock - The proudest achievement in the art of Bourbon making
    £49.99
  • Old Grand-Dad Bourbon 40% 70cl
    The very pretty and pure orange/copper color is classic bourbon; the nose is full-throttle grain, sharply sweet-sour and woody with dashes of spice and caramel - I like this no-razzle-dazzle bouquet a lot; at palate entry, it begins rather meekly, then in an explosive midpalate it bursts forward ...
    £28.00
  • Willets Pot still Reserve Bourbon 47% 70cl
    Fantastic presentated bottled shaped like a still. Willets bourbon has a noticeable floral element. A rich nose with corn, caramel, leather, tobacco, a hint of nutmeg, warm rye and a dab of oak.
    £64.50
  • Virginia Gentleman Bourbon 75cl
    Old label bottling of Virginia Gentleman Bourbon whiksey
    £34.00
  • Eagle Rare 17 Years Old 45% 70cl
    Early Kentucky settlers created Bourbon, the true American spirit, in the late 1700s. By practice, and protected by law, no other distilled spirit adheres to standards as strict as those established for Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. And few other whiskeys can offer even a glimpse of the grea...
    £92.24
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What began as a way for poor American farmers to make a living from their fields has evolved into one of the world’s most well-known and widely enjoyed drinks. American Bourbon Whiskey has survived Prohibition and several wars, and continually refined its character, leading it to enjoy a highly successful renaissance.

Despite craft distilleries springing up all over America, Kentucky Straight Bourbon remains the classic incarnation of American whiskey, shaped by white oak, corn and a unique and recognisable honeyed sweetness.

Bourbon Refinement

Old bourbons were distilled, decanted into a cask, shipped, sold and consumed with minimal fuss — the original bottlings were as rough and ready as they come. But then, a few innovative individuals began to refine the distilling process. Minister Rev Elijah Craig started to use charred barrels and Dr James Crow introduced scientific rigour and sour-mashing.

Since its early 19th-century beginnings, the rules of bourbon production have evolved. Producers must use between 51-80% corn distilled no higher than 80% ABV (alcohol by volume), which must be put into new charred white-oak casks at no higher than 62.5% ABV. From here, nothing else should be added apart from water.

Interesting Bourbon Facts

1) American whiskey was initially produced by poor farmers in Maryland and Pennsylvania; they then moved south to Kentucky because of the increase in taxes.

2) Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually have to be in Kentucky to produce bourbon. Distilleries from New York to Texas are now producing a fine array of their own bourbons.

3) Early bottlings of whiskey were shipped downriver in barrels with “old bourbon” stencilled on the side, which designated the former name of their local area. As the popularity of the whiskey increased, the name stuck, and voila — American bourbon whiskey was born!

How Does it Taste?

American bourbon whiskey tends to be sweet and smooth, so it’s equally perfect to sip neat or as the base ingredient for many delicious cocktails. Typical characteristics and flavours found in bourbon include vanilla, cinnamon, toffee, oak and dried fruit. If you prefer a sweeter dram, bourbon is definitely something you’ll want to explore to the fullest. With such a wide range of brilliant bourbons out there, you’ll not only be able to buy American whiskey online that suits your needs, but you’ll also enjoy an abundance of amazing brands along the way.

Buy American Whiskey Online at DrinkFinder

At DrinkFinder, we appreciate that everyone has personal whiskey preferences in terms of style and taste — in fact, we celebrate it! We stock over 1,000 whiskies, many of which are produced in America, so whether you buy American whiskey online or visit our store in Constantine, we have no shortage of bottlings to choose from.

We understand that such a comprehensive range of drinks can be quite daunting to the uninitiated. If you’re unsure what you want, we're happy to have a chat and help you find an American whiskey to suit your needs.