Bourbon was created in the early 19th century after European settlers, particularly those from Scotland, began to settle the land that is present day Kentucky. These people brought with them traditional Scotch whiskey and refined the process to create bourbon. It is a type of whiskey distilled in the United States from a fermented mixture of hot water and grain mash containing at least 51 percent corn. Bourbon is typically amber or brown in color and cannot be over 160 proof. The production is a strictly controlled process with intense regulations. We have carefully selected 48 bourbons that showcase the diversity of this style of whiskey.
Woodford Reserve Barn Whiskey
We traveled to Kentucky to blend our own unique barrel of Woodford Reserve. We chose two unique barrels to blend into our own Barn No. 14 blend to offer our Guests a distinctive world class bourbon exclusive to the bourbon lounge and not available anywhere else. Cheers!
Woodford Reserve Barn No. 14
Aromas of bubble gum and caramel with hints of cherry blossom and banana on the palate. Fishes long like an old-fashioned cocktail.
Frankfort, KY. 80 proof, aged 3 years, 51% corn, rye and barley mash-bill. Medium in body and golden amber in color. The nose has notes of corn, caramel, toffee and vanilla. The palate includes toffee and light notes of citrus with a hint of spice at the finish.
Clermont, KY. 107 proof, aged 7 years, the recipe is derived from Jim Beam, although the precise mash bill is a closely held company secret - it reportedly contains about 15% rye. Medium-full in body and mahogany in color. The nose is vaporous, with caramel apples, strawberries, and corn chips; a little water brings out pear and sandalwood. Lots of sweet flavors and almost no spice on the palate. There’s plenty of bite at the end, with a sweet spiciness.
Basil Hayden Bourbon
Clermont, KY. 80 proof, aged 8 years, mash is not disclosed but is considered a high rye whiskey. Basil Hayden is Old Grand-Dad but aged longer. Light in body and tawny/auburn in color. The nose is full of dark fruit - plums and cherries, mostly - as well as cinnamon, candy corn and a touch of vanilla. The palate is very spice forward, much less sweet than it smells, with a medium length, white pepper finish.
Basil Hayden Dark Rye
Clermont, KY. 80 proof. Basil Hayden's Dark Rye Whiskey has a spicy taste whiskey aficionados have come to expect from Basil Hayden's, and a little more. Blended with our Kentucky Rye, Canadian Rye, and California Port to create layers of dried fruit.
Lawrenceburg, KY. 90 proof, aged 6 years, 60% corn, 35% rye and 5% malted barley. Complex in body, medium burn and golden caramel in color. Aromas of rye bread, vanilla, baking spices and caramel are present. On the first sip oak, maple, and dark fruit are found with a pleasant lingering finish.
Clermont, KY. 121-130 proof, aged 6-8 years, this recipe is also based on the standard Jim Beam mash bills; although secret, it’s widely reported that the standard is 70% corn, 15% rye, and 15% barley. Full and chewy in body and auburn/mahogany in color. The nose has cola, floral, cumin, butter and leather notes. Lots of spice, chili peppers, oak and sweet tea are found on the palate. Medium, dry finish with a little spice at the very end.
Lawrenceburg, KY. 90 proof, aged 6-8 years, high-rye mash bill. Medium in body and auburn in color. Notes of cola, hibiscus, marigold, caramel, and oak can be found. Water brings out sandalwood and peanuts. On the palate, grapes and red wine notes are present, finishing with a slight sweetness.
Lexington, KY. 86 proof, no age statement, corn, rye, malted barley mash bill. Light in body and auburn in color. Floral and white pepper notes can be found on the nose. Complex caramel, light brown sugar and wood are profiles found on the palate.
Cleveland, OH. 100 proof, aged 6 months, undisclosed mash bill. Full and chewy in body and tawny brown in color. Cedar and citrus are present in the aroma. The palate includes notes of oak, honey and pepper.
Conecuh Ridge, AL. 86 proof, aged 4 years, corn, rye, malted barley mash bill. Light and mellow in body and russet in color. On the nose there are aromas of applesauce, caramel, butterscotch, and coconut notes in various degrees. On the palate, the grain is present but far from overpowering, with the butterscotch particularly strong.
Elijah Craig Bourbon
Bardstown, KY. 94 proof, aged 12 years, low-rye mash bill. Full and chewy in body and auburn in color. Toasted almonds, tangerines, sour apples, barley and a little yeast can be found on the nose. The palate lends flavors of cherry cola, spearmint, and cardamom. The finish is dry with a hint of curry.
Evan Williams Single Barrel
Bardstown, KY. 86 proof, no age statement, mash bill of corn, rye malted barley. Rich, full body with delicate amber gold color. Nose of dark caramel, sweet oak and charred. Lush and spicy; oak with honey, apple and orange notes.
Evan Williams “Black Label”
Bardstown, KY. 86 proof, aged four years, 70% corn, remaining rye and malted barley. Medium in body and amber in color. A light nose with notes of vanilla and mint. The palate includes oak, brown sugar and caramel.
Evan Williams “White Label”
Bardstown, KY. 100 proof, aged six years, 70% corn, remaining rye and malted barley. Medium in body and bright gold in color. The nose has notes of caramel, vanilla, oak and barley. On the palate there is citrus on top of vanilla and black pepper with a warm, dry finish.
Evan Williams 1783
Bardstown, KY. 86 proof, aged four years, 70% corn, remaining rye and malted barley. Light to medium in body and honey in color. The nose is oaky vanilla with sautéed butter and buttered corn. The palate is semi-sweet with oak and honey.
Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
Lawrenceburg, KY. 90 proof, no age statement, two different mash bills are used: Mash Bill B- 60% corn, 35% rye, 5% barley and Mash Bill E- 75% corn, 20% rye, 5% barley. Medium in body and russet/tawny in color. Hibiscus, grape jam, eucalyptus, honey, and roasted nuts on the nose. The palate is sweet with roasted almonds, honey, butter and leather.
Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
Lawrenceburg, KY. 100 proof, no age statement, Mash Bill B & E. Medium in body and tawny/auburn in color. Notes of strawberries, fruitcake, and cedar on the nose. Honey, vanilla, and peach on the palate with a long, black pepper finish.
High Bank Whiskey War Barrel Proof
Columbus, OH. 118 proof. This blended rye-heavy mash bill starts sweet on the front of your palate and ends with a hint of pepper. An overall smooth and sweet experience that is surprisingly easy to drink.
Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon
Unknown. 90.2 proof, no age statement, traditional mash bill. Medium in body and auburn in color. Pine, almond, caramel and cereal can be found on the nose. The palate is spicy, with cinnamon, caramel and vanilla profiles.
Jim Beam Black Double Aged Bourbon
Clermont, KY. 86 proof, 8 years old, high-rye mash bill. Light to medium in body and russet/tawny in color. The nose has notes of orange, honey and barley. Cinnamon, spiced apples on the palate.
Jim Beam Single Barrel Bourbon
Clermont, KY. 95 proof, 4-7 years old, mash bill not defined. Medium/smooth in body and russet in color. Caramel, vanilla, mild oak, with a hint of orange, corn and pepper notes on the nose. The palate has spiced oak, vanilla and corn.
Knob Creek Bourbon
Clermont, KY. 100 proof, aged 9 years, mash bill not defined. Full and chewy in body, tawny/auburn in color. Apricot, apple, and toast notes can be found on the nose. The palate has grilled meat, chili pepper notes with a long, cinnamon finish.
Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon
Clermont, KY. 120 proof, aged 9 years, mash bill not defined. Full and chewy in body and deep amber in color. On the nose complex vanilla, caramel, and slight smoke are present. Nuts, oak, and spiced vanilla are found on the palate.
Bardstown, KY, 92 proof, aged 6-10 years, corn, rye, wheat, malted barley mash, bill. Medium to full in body and color of new copper. Nose of fresh bread and toffee with hints of butterscotch. The palate includes buttery caramel and honeyed notes, with a rich mouthful. Long gently sweet and savory finish.
Maker’s Mark Bourbon
Loretto, KY. 90 proof, no age statement, high-wheat mash bill. Medium to full/chewy in body and russet/tawny in color. On the nose there are notes of corn, vanilla, apple, butter and some cherry. Black pepper, creamed corn, vanilla and menthol are profiles found on the palate, finishing with a warm, pleasant burn.
Maker’s 46 Bourbon
Loretto, KY. 94 proof, no age statement, high-wheat mash bill. Medium to full in body and tawny/auburn in color. Greenhouse floral notes, dark wood, marzipan, black tea and hickory smoke are found on the nose. Maple sugar and black pepper on the palate.
New Riff Single Barrel
Newport, KY. 110 proof.NewRiff Distilling's core bourbon expression is a genuinely high-rye, full bodied whiskey offering savory, spicy character, bottled at barrel proof without chill filtration.
Middle West Spirits, Michelone Reserve Bourbon
Columbus, OH. 90 proof, aged under 4 years, corn, wheat, rye, barley mash bill. Medium to full in body and dark amber in color. Cedar, honey, corn and banana can be found on the nose. Butterscotch, peach, corn, and cedar are all qualities present on the palate with medium heat.
Old Forester Bourbon
Shively, KY. 86 proof, no age statement, 72% corn, 18% rye, 10% malted barley. Light in body and auburn in color. The nose has notes of banana, almond, and cereal. The palate is rich with brown sugar and cereal profiles.
Old Forester 1910
Louisville, KY. 92 proof. Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky, undergoes a second barreling resulting in a smooth mingling of buttercream, sticky toffee and spice creating a refined, charred oak finish.
Clermont, KY. 80 proof, aged 8 years, 63% corn, 27% rye, and 10% malted barley. Medium in body with a golden honey hue. On the nose there are notes of caramel, honey and light fruit. The palate has a spicy complexity with a light fruit finish.
Old Grand-Dad 114
Clermont, KY. 114 proof. Old Grand-Dad is specifically formulated with more rye for a lighter, spicier flavor. The traditional 86-proof bourbon offers sweet, sour, and woody notes.
Bardstown, KY. 80 proof, no age statement, corn, barley, wheat. Light to medium bodied with a light caramel color. Aromas of honey, butter, and raisins, the palate includes honey and butter, followed by a hint of plum and raisins for a long, warm finish with an interesting touch of spiciness.
1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon
Bardstown, KY. 93.7 proof, 8 years old, corn, rye, and malted barley mash bill. Full and chewy in body and auburn in color. The nose has chocolate, vanilla, and stewed fruit notes. Bright fruits, citrus and cinnamon are found on the palate with a short finish.
Russell’s Reserve Bourbon
Lawrenceburg, KY. 90 proof, aged 10 years, 51% corn, rye, malted barley. Light/smooth in body and auburn in color. Honeysuckle, citrus, vanilla and apple are found on the nose. The palate has minimal spice with notes of toasted bread, and flowers with a bit of heat on the finish.
Lexington, KY. 80 proof, aged 3 years, 51% corn, 49% malted barley. Medium in body and golden amber honey in color. Pleasant woody and oaky aromas lead into caramel, toffee, brown sugar and hints of cherry are found on the nose. The palate is lavish and complex with a sweet and smooth finish.
Uncle Nearest 1884 Premium Small Batch Whiskey
Nashville, TN. 93 proof, aged 7 years.Nathan “Nearest” Green – called Uncle Nearest – has a truly great American story. Born as a slave, he went on to become the first African-American Whiskey-maker of record. He is the man who applied charcoal filtration to Tennessee Whiskey for the first time and is the man who taught a young Jacob Daniel how to do it (you probably know him by the name Jack Daniels). Aromas are ripe with toasted wood and honey and on the palette, a lighter bodied spirit with vanilla and brown butter notes with a crisp finish.
90 proof, aged 4 years minimum, high rye, 3-grain mash bill. Blended from three distinct and flavorful bourbons, including Watershed Bourbon finished in Apple Brandy barrels, aged for six years. Uniquely complex aroma of toasted oak, toffee, orange peel. Flavors of dark cherry, warm spices, vanilla –well-suited for cocktails or enjoying neat.
Watershed Bourbon, Bottled in Bond
Columbus, OH. 100 proof, aged four years and non-chill filtered. Bottled in Bond is distilled in Columbus within a single season before aged in a bonded warehouse. Aromas of red apple, toasted oak with a robust flavor or caramel, chicory, and dark cherry. Lengthy, smooth finish with notes of spice resulting in a pure and flavorful bourbon.
Ownensboro, KY. 94 proof, aged 8 years, 77% corn, 10% rye, 13% malt. Light to medium in body and golden caramel in color. Mild tobacco and brown sugar on the nose. The palate has floral notes with a smooth buttery texture.
WhistlePig 10 Year Straight Rye
Shoreham, 100 proof. WhistlePig Rye 10 Year is a 100 proof and 100 percent rye whiskey, aged for at least ten years through a unique double barrel process. A complex scent of honey, vanilla, and faint clover notes. The flavors reflect caramel, burnt orange, and a whisper of smoke.
Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon
Lawrenceburg, KY. 101 proof, no age statement, 51% corn, rye, malted barley. Thin in body and auburn in color. Strawberries, smoked almonds and pencil shavings are profiles found on the nose. The palate has notes of pepper, light oak and simple sugar.
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon
Lawrenceburg, KY. 108 proof, aged 6 years, 51% corn, rye, malted barley. Medium in body and mahogany in color. Butterscotch, oak and mint are found on the nose. The palate has notes of honey and pepper with a long finish.
Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Versailles, KY. 90.4 proof, no age statement, traditional mash bill. Light to medium in body and auburn in color. Toffee, boiled fruit (pears, plums), and cinnamon profiles are found on the nose. Honey, vanilla, oak, and a bit of bite on the front of the palate with a long, spicy finish.
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon
Versailles, KY. 92.4 proof, no age statement, traditional mash bill. Medium in body and auburn/mahogany in color. On the nose there are notes of marzipan, oak, salted caramel and apples. The palate has pepper and smoke qualities with a long, warm finish.
Lebanon, KY. 92 proof, blended with four-year and seven-year whiskies. Yellowstone Select is a smooth, skillfully selected Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with ties to its family.
In the United States, “rye whiskey” is by law made from a mash of at least 51 percent rye. The other ingredients of the mash are usually corn and malted barley. It is distilled to no more than 160 proof, and aged in charred, new oak barrels. Rye whiskey that has been so aged for at least two years may be further designated as “straight,” as in “straight rye whiskey.”
Lawrenceburg, KY. 90 proof, aged 4-7 years, 95% rye, 5% malted barley mash bill. Light to medium in body and mahogany in color. The nose has cherry cola, vanilla and a hint of iodine present. Cloves, cinnamon, menthol, orange zest and flora undertones are found on the palate.
Hudson Manhattan Rye
Gardiner, NY. 92 proof, aged less than 4 years, 100% rye mash bill. Medium in body and tawny in color. Cereal and mineral notes found on the nose. Leathery spice on the palate.
Jack Daniels Tennessee Rye
Lynchburg, TN. 90 proof, aged in new American white oak, 70% rye grain bill. Aroma of soft fruit with underlying rye spice and oak. Notes of caramel and dry baking spice, followed by a warm peppery finish.
Knob Creek Rye
Clermont, KY. 100 proof, aged 9 years, mash bill is not disclosed, but based off of comparisons to other ryes, the percentage of rye is likely near the 51% minimum. Medium in body and russet in color. Cola, floral and vegetal aromas are present. The palate is spicy and slightly medicinal.
Masterson’s Straight Rye Whiskey
Sonoma, CA. 90 proof, aged 10 years, 100% rye. Full and chewy in body and russet/tawny in color. On the nose notes of honey, lilac, candy store, and freshly sawed wood are found. The palate has apple, oak and cinnamon.
Russell’s Reserve Rye
Lawrenceburg, KY. 90 proof, aged 6 years, 100% rye. Medium in body and russet in color. Maple syrup, anise, vanilla, geraniums, apricot and nougat notes are present on the nose. The palate lends vanilla, cream and spice with a nutty, bitter finish.
Templeton, IA. 80 proof, no age statement, 95% rye, 5% malted barley. Light in body and mahogany in color. Aromas of pine resin, mint, bananas and vanilla are present. Flavors present on the palate are cereal and cloves, with a warm finish.
Wild Turkey Rye
Lawrenceburg, KY. 81 proof, aged 4-5 years, undisclosed mash bill. Light to medium in body and honeyed caramel in color. On the nose, notes of vanilla, rye grains and light smoke are found. Cinnamon, spice, sweet vanilla and cherry come through on the palate.
Woodford Reserve Rye
Kentucky. 90 proof, no age statement, mash bill of rye, malt, corn. Medium body and light gold in color like rich honey. With a nose of cedar and marzipan with hints pear, apple and almond. Bold flavors of pepper and tobacco with a long fruit and sweetly spiced finish.
Tennessee whiskey is straight bourbon whiskey produced in Tennessee. However, most current producers of Tennessee whiskey disclaim references to their products as “Bourbon” and do not label them as such on any of their bottles or advertising materials. With one exception, all current producers are required by Tennessee law to produce their whiskey in Tennessee and to also use a filtering step known as the Lincoln County Process prior to aging the whiskey – which some assert makes the product distinct from the more generic product category called Bourbon.
Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey
Lynchburg, TN. 80 proof, no age statement, mash bill not disclosed. Thin in body and tawny in color. Aromas of maple syrup, candy corn, banana, and a hint of melon are on the nose. The palate has notes of maple syrup and white pepper.
George Dickel No. 12 Tennessee Whiskey
Tullahoma, TN. 90 proof, no age statement, 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% malted barley. Light in body and auburn in color. Caramel, geraniums, yeast, bananas, orange and candle apple notes are found on the nose. The palate has some muted spice and is sweet with almond, cherry, and banana.
Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey
Lynchburg, TN. 80 proof, no age statement, mash bill not disclosed. Light in body and tawny/auburn in color. The nose is floral with orange peel and salted peanuts. The palate is spicy with some chocolate and a quick finish.
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey
Lynchburg, TN. 94 proof, no age statement, mash bill not disclosed. Medium/ thick in body and auburn in color. Melons, marzipan, ground nuts, grilling spices, stewed fruit and a touch of wood are components found on the nose. Peppery heat, port, macadamia nuts and cloves are on the palate with a slightly bitter finish.
Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select Tennessee Whiskey
Lynchburg, TN. 90 proof, no age statement, mash bill not disclosed. Chewy in body and russet in color. Aromas of sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla and oak are on the nose. The palate has notes of leather, candied oranges and woody spices with a long, smooth finish.