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American Whiskey

Whiskey production in America has a story so wild and engrossing you could make a film about it. In fact, people have and continue to do so as there are so many outlandish tales to tell.

 

Over the years whiskey in America has been prescribed as medicine, outlawed, produced by Presidents and enjoyed by rock stars. It also, perhaps, has the strictest laws in the world when it comes to production.

 

Whiskey in America has faced many challenges over the years but perhaps none bigger than Prohibition. On January 17th 1920 and lasted for a period of thirteen years. During this times the production, sale and transport of alcoholic spirits was not permitted anywhere in the United States. This was, obviously, a very bad thing for legitimate whiskey producers in America with many closing their doors for good during this time. The Prohibition act was repealed in 1933 but it took a long time for the American whiskey industry to recover.

 

Nowadays the American whiskey industry is the hub of innovation in the spirits world with new ideas and styles appearing all the time. The rise in craft distilleries all over the United States has led to a whole new world of spirits that have already added to the heritage and history of American whiskey.

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A straight bourbon has to be a minimum of 2 years old, aged in new oak casks and be 51% corn. They describe it as honeyed, buttery with plums and raisins. Sounds yummy.
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Rebel Yell
£23.50
Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey has a rye content believed to be just above the legal minimum of 51% which places it between a high-rye bourbon and a pure rye. Bottled at 100 US Proof (50% abv).
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Knob Creek
£39.95
Fritz Maytag is a legend, and if someone gets round to writing the book on the history of the current craft distilling boom he should get his own chapter. Why? He did it when no-one else was, back in ...
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Old Portrero
£84.95
A newly released bourbon from Wild Turkey which is a collaboration with master distiller Eddie Russell and iconic actor Matthew McConaughey (Wild Turkey's Creative Director). This has been filtered us...
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Wild Turkey
£37.95
Made at the Barton 1792 distillery in Kentucky, having a 'bottled in bond' status means a bourbon has to adhere to pretty strict guidelines, so any release from a distillery is a special occasion.
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1792
£49.95
A single barrel version of the high rye content bourbon 1792. Distilled at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, U.S.A. 
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1792
£44.95
Previously known as the Ridgemont Reserve, 1792 is a high rye content bourbon made at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, U.S.A. This is a slightly more spicier bourbon along with sweet...
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1792
£39.95
A special single barrel bottling of Barton Kentucky Bourbon. Bottled by Ian Macleod, this cask was selected by a group of whisky and cigar aficionados from around Europe, including RMW's very own Stua...
New American Oak
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The Benchmark Bourbon was created by Seagram's in the late 1960s and distilled at Four Roses Distillery but since the brand name was purchased by the Sazerac Company in 1989 production moved to Buffal...
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Benchmark
£19.95
Although you see a few of them around now, Bernheim was the first straight wheat whiskey released in the modern era and not only do we like it as a drink in its own right but we love how it shows you ...
New American Oak
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Bernheim
£64.95
This unaged, "barrel-strength" spirit is created according to Buffalo Trace's rye whiskey mashbill, but is bottled straight off the still rather than ageing in oak. This gives a great insight into the...
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Buffalo Trace
£24.95
Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon is produced by famous Buffalo Trace Distillery (well known by their Antique Collection or Van Winkle releases). Distillery is located at the banks of the Kentuc...
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Buffalo Trace
£27.50
This is high strength, unaged spirit made according to Buffalo Trace's Mashbill #1 (the same used in their flagship brand). So, you have the opportunity to taste the base spirit before it is filled in...
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Buffalo Trace
£24.95
Tom Bulleit decided in the late 1980's to release a rye heavy bourbon, so it's no surprise that they would eventually release a rye whiskey. This 95% Rye whiskey hit the market in 2011 and its big, co...
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Bulleit
£36.95
Distilled at Four Roses, this is a great bourbon brand founded by former Thomas E. Bulleit Jr in 1987 in homage to his great-great-grandfather Augustus Bulleit, who made a high-rye whiskey between 183...
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Bulleit
£26.95
An older but less well known name in bourbon, this is a straight bourbon with a good amount of rye spice. David Nicholson owned a retail shop in the 1840's, and bottled bourbon from that shop. Much li...
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David Nicholson
£48.95
A small batch bottling from That Boutique-y Rye Company of an 11 month old Rye from Distillery 291 in Colorado. The label features a sinister scene of Man Ray, Alfred Steiglitz and Halloween icon Mich...
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Distillery 291
£67.95
From Buffalo Trace Distillery and named after one of its former owners who was an early pioneer of this noble trade. Needless to say, as it is from a single barrel we don't have much! 
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E H Taylor
£94.95
A small batch straight rye whiskey from Buffalo Trace Distillery using a mashbill containing only rye and malted barley. Named after the famous Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor who was an early pioneer of...
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E H Taylor
£94.95
From Buffalo Trace Distillery and named after one of its former owners who was a pioneer of the bourbon industry. Bottled in Bond from a small quantity of carefully selected casks. In fact, it was Col...
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E H Taylor
£92.95
A very exciting bourbon aged for 10 years by Eagle Rare. It's certainly not the norm to have your American whiskey matured for this long, but the extra time in the barrel has added a huge rich, spicy ...
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A wonderfully well balanced and rich small batch bourbon. Rev. Elijah Craig has been credited as the distiller who first pioneered maturing bourbon in charred oak casks. A distillery with a heritage t...
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Elijah Craig
£48.95
This single barrel variant of Evan Williams straight bourbon has been a favourite of ours for quite a while now. Each vintage offers a slightly different character to the rich, robust bourbon. This re...
New American Oak
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Evan Williams
£51.95
The Bottled In Bond label on a bourbon tells a lot about the contents. To use this phrase, the whiskey has to be produced by a single distiller, at a single distillery, using spirit made in a single p...
New American Oak
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Evan Williams
£39.95
Made at Kentucky's Heaven Hill distillers, and they know a fair bit about making whiskey. Evan Williams was one of Kentucky's first commercial distillers, hence naming the whiskey in his honour.
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Evan Williams
£31.95
Ezra Brooks is a Kentucky straight bourbon using the traditional sour mash style of fermentation (a bit like sourdough in breadmaking). This creates a mellow but full flavoured bourbon made for easy s...
New American Oak
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Ezra Brooks
£27.50
A deliciously full flavoured straight rye whiskey from Ezra Brooks. A perfect base for all your classic cocktail needs, or smooth enough to enjoy as a simple sipping whisky.
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Ezra Brooks
£31.95
A bourbon composed of rye, malted barley and corn. FEW distillery is based in Evanston, Illinois. This bourbon has caramel and plenty of spice from the rye in the mashbill.
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Few
Few Bourbon 46.5% 70cl
£52.95
FEW is American whiskey distillery named after Frances Elizabeth Willard, a key figure in the Temperance Movement (social movement against the consumption of alcoholic beverages). They Rye whiskey has...
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Few
£62.95
This one is always a highlight when it arrives! Four Roses Master Distiller, Brent Elliot, selects three of their 10 unique recipes and blends them together to create a very special and very limited s...
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Four Roses
£240.00
Four Roses Distillery near Lawrenceburg Kentucky, owes its name to romance, or so the story goes. Their founder, Paul jones Jnr, fell in love with a Southern Belle, and when he proposed to her, she sa...
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Four Roses
£24.95
Only four casks go into each bottling of this consistently brilliant bourbon, and each cask contains a different recipe (Four Roses actually make 10 different recipes of bourbon at their distillery). ...
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Four Roses
£32.95
Made at the Four Roses Distillery using their OBSV recipe, which produces a flavour of delicate fruit, spicy, and creaminess. They have ten recipes at the distillery which are usually blended together...
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Four Roses
£46.95
The Tuthilltown distillery see this release as their 'easy drinking' whiskey. Made up of corn, rye, barley and maize, the cereals combine to create a full flavour and a delicious texture.
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Hudson
£41.95
A very intriguing and almost unique bourbon. Made with a 100% Corn mash it has a light, fresh character it has also been matured in smaller casks to concentrate the flavour.
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Hudson
£37.95
A single cask bourbon whiskey made in Indiana at an undisclosed distillery. This whiskey was distilled in May 2015 and matured for four years before it was bottled in 2019 unchilfiltered at 46% with n...
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Indiana Bourbon
£44.95
Jack Daniel's trademark smoothness is brought about by filtering the whiskey through charred maple wood. With this limited release they've tried to add even more mellow vibes by having the whiskey fur...
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Jack Daniels
£89.95
The spice of rye whiskey has captivated the world in the past few years and people have once again taken note of its many delicious characteristics. This release from Jack Daniels is a little differen...
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Jack Daniels
£39.95
A special edition to celebrate a century and a half of whiskey making. The barrels for this bottling have all been slow toasted and matured in what they consider to be their finest location: Angel's R...
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Jack Daniels
£144.95
A smaller version of the ever popular Gentleman Jack. The Gentleman Jack is even smoother than the famed Jack Daniels No. 7 as it undergoes a second filtration through maple-char after maturation.
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Jack Daniels
£5.95
Every year the Jack Daniel's distillery builds an iconic Christmas tree from barrels containing their famous Tennessee whiskey. This bottling has been made using the barrels used in the 2012 tree, whi...
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Jack Daniels
£184.95
The barrel proof version of James E Pepper's popular straight rye whiskey, which has over 90% rye in the mashbill. Bottled at 57.3% and un-chilfiltered.
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A subtle yet spicy bourbon. That sounds like a contradiction, but nearly a third of the mashbill is spice-inducing rye, yet the char on the casks is the subtle Number 1 leavel, so the maturation is no...
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Jeffersons
£56.95
They rather immodestly claim that this is the world's finest rye on the bottle, but we do like this 4 year old rye all the same.
New American Oak
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Jim Beam
£27.95
The iconic Jim Beam in its white phase.
New American Oak
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Jim Beam
£19.95
Kings County Bourbon is double distilled in copper pot stills using 80% New York state organic corn and 20% Scottish malted barley and then aged for two to five years in new charred oak barrels. This ...
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Kings County
£35.95
A small batch bourbon made to recreate the older pre-prohibition style of whiskey. All casks are deep-charred for a full and intense flavour, it is bottled at high strength, and we assume it has a sli...
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Knob Creek
£36.95
From the folks at Maker's Mark comes the Maker's 46, which was born when the 46th experiment to expand the range produced something of exceptional quality. Heavily charred French oak staves are added ...
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Makers Mark
£38.95
Unusually for a bourbon distillery - and rather delightfully - they only make one product at Makers Mark: Makers Mark. And what a product too! In its distinctive hand-dipped red wax bottle, it was won...
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Makers Mark
£31.95
Made at Heaven Hill Distillery, a high proportion corn whiskey, with sweet notes of marzipan and almond.
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Mellow Corn
£34.95
A revival of Michter's popular Sour Mash Whiskey previously created during the 1970s and 1980s. The 'Sour Mash' designation derives from the process of using prior fermented mash to start a new mash- ...
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Michters
£53.95

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