A tasty new bourbon with surprising complexity for its age, offering extra layers of caramel, spice, oak, and just the right amount of sweetness. It’s moved from its first charred oak barrel to a second after four years, resulting in an eminently drinkable whiskey.
While you could spill some whiskey on your floor if you like the way it smells, a much better and less sticky solution would be to go for this recycled glass candle that’s scented like whiskey with a touch of maple. Burns for appx. 70 hours. Save 10% in The Awesomer Shop.
Bulleit’s limited release whiskey offers a wonderful depth of character while remaining buttery smooth and impeccably drinkable. Layers of fruit, vanilla, and just a hint of smoke on the finish make this one a staple in The Awesomer liquor cabinet.
Another brilliant single barrel Kentucky whiskey from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Elmer T. Lee is smooth and fragrant, with notes of spiced vanilla, and a lightly honeyed note throughout. At 90 proof, it’s eminently drinkable, and you should always keep a bottle in your cabinet.
It may be difficult to find, but this uncut, unfiltered Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is worth the effort. At 138 proof, it’s not for whiskey wussies, but the payoff is a spectacularly warm and chewy mouthfeel, with bold notes of chocolate, coffee and berries.
Combining the delicious flavors of peanuts, raspberry jam and bourbon, with a hint of rock salt, this drink is sure to endear itself to lovers of the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Ready to drink – straight up or on the rocks.
Small batch bourbons coming this Fall: Quarter Cask is a young whiskey with caramel and vanilla notes, while the 11 year Harvest Red Wheat is lightly sweet, and Brown Rice hints at sweet potato and brown sugar. More variants in 2015.
Jim Beam’s first single-barrel is an exceptional bourbon, crafted in hand-selected barrels. It has a great, full-bodied flavor, but is immensely drinkable – with just the right amount of sweetness and richness. Out March 2014.
The best Kentucky Bourbon from Jim Beam, Booker’s is prepared uncut in small batches and bottled straight from the barrel. Aged six to eight years, it’s a grand 120-130 proof oaky, vanilla experience for your nose and mouth.