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Puncher’s Chance Bourbon

Puncher’s Chance Bourbon

Puncher’s Chance Bourbon is a knockout, a one-two punch of 5- and 6-year-old Kentucky straight bourbons made from a mash of 75% Corn, 13% rye, and 12% barley. The 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition gold medal winner won a 95-point review from The Tasting Panel. We give it two boxing-gloved thumbs up.

Woodford Reserve x Williams Sonoma Spire Cocktail Mixer

Woodford Reserve x Williams Sonoma Spire Cocktail Mixer
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We love summertime Bourbon Sours and Old Fashioneds, so it’s no surprise that we’re in-Spire-d by the sweet-and-sour Spire cocktail created by Woodward Reserve Bourbon Whiskey. It’s a cinch when made with William Sonoma’s Spire mixer, a blend of tart cranberry and lemon juice, sweetened with simple syrup.

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Booze Dogs Bourbon-Infused Meats

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These tasty meats from Booze Dogs are made from premium proteins, blended with savory spices and marinated in bourbon. The burgers come raw and ready to cook, while the brats and hot dogs are smoked with hickory wood and ready to thaw and reheat. Choose from a 3 lb. or 5 lb. variety pack.

Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon

Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon

Four Roses’ Kentucky distillery combines two mash-bills with five proprietary yeast strains to create 10 distinct bourbon recipes. Once they’ve matured, they blend four of these for gold-medal-winning Four Roses Small Batch, a mellow 90-proof spirit to serve straight-up, on the rocks, or in a flavorful cocktail like The Sweet & Spicy.

Town Branch Bourbon

Town Branch Bourbon

Named for the Bourbon Trail waterway on which Lexington, Kentucky was founded, Town Branch Bourbon was introduced in 2012 as the first spirit from the first new distillery in downtown Lexington in 100 years. This award-winning, 90-proof spirit – 72% corn mash, 15% malted barley, 13% rye – is aged in charred white oak barrels.

Bourbon Barrel Coasters

Bourbon Barrel Coasters
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If you’re going to sip whiskey at home, you should have coasters to keep your tabletops in tip-top shape. We can think of none more perfect than Urban Industrial’s coasters, made in Kentucky from reclaimed bourbon barrel staves. Also available in a dark, charred finish. Sold in sets of two or four.

Bourbon Cream Soda

Bourbon Cream Soda

Cardinal Spirits adds a blend of bourbon and cream soda to its line of yummy canned cocktails. The 12oz. cans blend straight bourbon whiskey with a fizzy soda flavored with Madagascar vanilla beans. Its 8.5% ABV offers a nice kick without the burn. Check Cardinal’s Spirit Finder for your local retailer.

Jefferson’s Ocean Bourbon

Jefferson’s Ocean Bourbon
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After maturing eight years in Kentucky, Jefferson’s Ocean bourbon is aged another 5-10 months at sea on an Ocearch shark-tagging ship, crossing the equator four times, and visiting ports on five continents. Sounds gimmicky, but the salt air, temperature shifts, and the rocking of the ship is your passport to complex flavors.

Hirsch The Horizon Straight Bourbon

Hirsch The Horizon Straight Bourbon

A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16-Year-Old has been called “the best American bourbon ever produced.” So where does a great distiller go from there? Back to fundamentals, with selected whiskey expressions like The Horizon Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a balanced 92-proof blend of two straight bourbons, perfect neat or on the rocks.

Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon

Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon
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Gold-medal winning Woodford Reserve straight bourbon whisky is full of flavor, with hints of sweet aromatics, spice, fruit, flowers, grains and wood. Just the ticket for refreshing bourbon cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Mint Julep, and the summery Porch Swing cocktail, characterized by its use of lemon, honey and peach tea.

The Big Book of Bourbon Cocktails

The Big Book of Bourbon Cocktails
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We love a good sippin’ bourbon as much as the next guy, but whiskey also goes great with mixers. Amy Zavatto’s colorful book is filled with 100 great drink recipes, including the perfect versions of classic cocktails, and drinks grouped by sweet, savory, spicy, sour, and other flavor profiles to suit every taste.

Bad Dog Bourbon Whiskey

Bad Dog Bourbon Whiskey

Washington state’s Bad Dog Distillery crafts this bright and flavorful 90-proof bourbon whiskey, which offers up a light and spicy body, toasty oak notes, and a fragrant aroma reminiscent of a good añejo tequila. Good for sipping or cocktails. Available from BigFish.

NIghtside Bourbon Whiskey

NIghtside Bourbon Whiskey
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Made in Washington state using locally-sourced corn, Nightside Distillery’s 90-proof bourbon is developed and smooth, despite no age statement. It’s got lots of desirable caramel and vanilla notes, and is an easy whiskey for casual sippers looking for something a little bolder than the big name brands. Available from BigFish.

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Toyota Bluegrass Tour

Toyota Bluegrass Tour

On our recent trip to Kentucky, we enjoyed a mix of horses, horsepower, baseball, and bourbon. We also visited Toyota’s largest factory in the world. Georgetown’s TMMK plant makes about 2,000 cars a day, and serves as a living monument to our global economy, where Japanese and American ingenuity and skill come together.

Stillhouse Black Bourbon

Stillhouse Black Bourbon
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Check out the latest limited edition release from Stillhouse Spirits – the first ever bourbon rested and mellowed in roasted small batch coffee beans, with soft notes of caramel and coffee. A little nip added to our morning joe sounds like a perfectly smooth start to the day.

Big American Bourbon Soap

Big American Bourbon Soap
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Duke Cannon adds Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey to their Big American Bourbon Soap and the result is pure genius. It’s a hefty 10 oz, made with ground corn bits to exfoliate rough patches and a rich scent that’ll send you over the edge to whisky heaven.

Bulleit Bourbon Coffee

Bulleit Bourbon Coffee

Happy National Coffee Day, folks. Since we want to be a part of the movement, we think a coffee cocktail is in order. Fortunately Bulleit and Revelator Coffee have whipped up a recipe just in the nick of time to wave goodbye to National Bourbon Heritage month.

Jim Beam Game 7 Batch

Jim Beam Game 7 Batch

To kick off the 2017 baseball season, Jim Beam is releasing a very special batch of whiskey for Cubs’ fans. The limited-edition bourbon barrel-matured the night the Cubbies won the World Series after a 108 year drought. Available starting June 1 in the Chicago area.

Inside the Jim Beam Distillery

Inside the Jim Beam Distillery

95% of all the world’s bourbon is produced in Kentucky, and 50% of that comes from Jim Beam. Take a tour of their Clermont Kentucky distillery and you’ll see Beam family history everywhere, proving that big doesn’t mean cold or impersonal.

Jim Beam Double Oak

Jim Beam Double Oak

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.

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How Bourbon Barrels are Made

How Bourbon Barrels are Made

A look behind the scenes at Louisville, Kentucky’s Kelvin Cooperage. The family-owned plant handmakes new oak barrels for aging bourbon and wines. The barrels may only be used once for bourbons, but will live on for many years providing a home for other spirits.

Pappy & Company Maple Syrup

Pappy & Company Maple Syrup
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A very special syrup, made with the help of a very special whiskey. Pappy & Company’s 100% pure maple syrup is tapped at Bissell Maple Farm in Ohio, then aged for 6 months in Pappy Van Winkle 15-year oak bourbon barrels. Yum.

Jack Daniels Maple Bourbon Candle

Jack Daniels Maple Bourbon Candle
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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 10-Year Bourbon

Bulleit 10-Year Bourbon

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.

Elmer T. Lee Whiskey

Elmer T. Lee Whiskey

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.

George T. Stagg Whiskey

George T. Stagg Whiskey

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.

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