Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea 90 Proof

Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea 90 Proof

$72.99

The principal author of the Declaration of Independence and one of the greatest Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson was elected the third President of the United States in 1800. During his tenure, Jefferson authorized the purchase of the Louisiana Territory, dispatched Lewis and Clark westward in order to explore the remainder of the continent and repealed the Whisky Excise Tax. After Jefferson retired from public office in 1815, he often tended to the garden that he had cultivated on his Monticello estate. At the time, it was customary for wealthy farmers, including Jefferson, to distill the excess grains they harvested from their farms into spirits (George Washington was one of the country’s largest distillers of rye whiskey). As a result, each farmer’s spirits were unique and reflected the local terrior of their farm. Jefferson’s Ocean Aged At Sea Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey pays homage to Jefferson and the exquisite whiskey he distilled. Jefferson’s Ocean Aged At Sea Bourbon is matured in American oak casks for approximately seven to eight years on land, before the casks are placed on a ship and allowed to rest for another five to ten months at sea. At sea, the bourbon and oak casks are forced to mingle with each other as the ship rolls back and forth over the water. In addition, the temperature and barometric pressure fluctuations during the sea voyage cause the oak staves to expand and contract, and allow the bourbon to extract more of the tannins and flavor from the oak during its maturation. “This limited release whiskey aged beautifully,” says Trey Zoeller, Jefferson’s founder and master blender. As a result of this unique maturation process, Jefferson’s Ocean Bourbon has an aroma of vanilla, caramel and burnt matches. Thick notes of butterscotch, vanilla, brown sugar, and salted caramel dominate the palate, and lead to a finish accented by sweet hints of citrus.

James E. Pepper 1776 Rye

James E. Pepper 1776 Rye

$36.99

​Deep amber color. Delicately floral aromas of dried peach, nougat, creme brulee, and pepper with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a buttercream, orange spice cake finish. Rounds out nicely with a few drops of water.

Jack Daniels Black

Jack Daniels Black

$24.99

Sour mash whiskey made in Tennessee from natural corn, rye, barley malt and then charcoal filtered. Sweet with caramel, vanilla and charred wood. Pure, clean, and smooth. Classic. Enjoy on the rocks or in mixed drinks.

Blade & Bow 91 proof

Blade & Bow 91 proof

$54.99

The solera liquid is mingled with other fine whiskies aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller. Aged in new charred American white oak barrels, this bourbon has a subtle aroma of fresh fruit and a taste that includes hints of dried apricot, ripe pear and a sweet roasted grain. The finish has notes of charred oak and warm winter spices.

Eagle Rare

Eagle Rare

$99.99

Eagle Rare

$99.99

The nose is complex, with aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak. The taste is bold, dry and delicate with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa. The finish is dry and lingering.

Angel's Envy Bourbon

Angel's Envy Bourbon

$54.99

Notes of sweet caramel, raisins and toffee that fade into notes of cinnamon and a touch of vanilla. The long finish has hints of dark chocolate and caramelized fruit, with just a touch of cherry.

Benchmark

Benchmark

$9.99

Benchmark

$9.99

The nose bears caramel notes with a delicate stone-fruit backdrop. A robust and sturdy palate with some fine leather notes mingling with dry tobacco, a touch of oak and a hint of dried cherries. The finish is smooth and calming.

BIB & Tucker Bourbon

BIB & Tucker Bourbon

$54.99

This 12 year old Tennessee whiskey brings maple pralines and firewood to the nose. Vanilla, distant dark fruit and toasted almond tease the mouth. This whiskey lingers on the palate like a treasured memory.

Bulleit Rye

Bulleit Rye

$35.99

Bulleit Rye

$35.99

Nose: Big heaps of cherries and vanilla, with subtle notes of leather and tobacco. Palate: Rather hot at first, the spices coming to the forefront. This is followed by peaches, more cherries and a little bit of orange zest. Finish: A smoky finish, carried by cinnamon, allspice and a hint of sweeties.

EH Taylor Small Batch

EH Taylor Small Batch

$199.99

Nose: Caramel apples, fresh corn and cloves. Butterscotch sneaks in after a while. Palate: More corn sweetness, mixed with slight spiciness of rye and cinnamon. Finish: Medium and very rich with creamy vanilla.

Chicken Cock Straight Bourbon

Chicken Cock Straight Bourbon

$49.99

Originally established in 1856 in Paris, Kentucky, Chicken Cock quickly became one of the larger bourbon brands of the 19th century. Forced to move production to Canada when Prohibition started, Chicken Cock was smuggled across the border in tin cans, where it rose to fame as a popular serve at some of the era’s most famous speakeasies, including the legendary Cotton Club in Harlem. At the Cotton Club, when patrons ordered a “Chicken Cock,” waiters would present the tin can tableside and ceremoniously open it to reveal the bottle of Chicken Cock Whiskey inside. Duke Ellington writes about Chicken Cock in his memoirs, referring to the “brand that was served in a tin can.” At a rumored $15 per bottle Chicken Cock wasn’t for the light of pocket, but it was a small price to pay to secure a prime table near some of the greatest musicians of the era. After prohibition, multiple attempts were made to bring “the famous old brand” back to its former glory, but shifting drinking habits caused it, along with many significant American Whiskey brands of the 19th and early 20th centuries, to disappear. It is thus with great pride that we have the honor to reintroduce to the world this once famous (and we hope soon to be famous again) brand, paying homage to its great history while embracing the future with a bold new look and flavor. 

To help provide the necessary assistance and guidance toward resurrecting this high quality whiskey and re-establishing its once famous reputation, Grain and Barrel Spirits hired the services of long time industry veteran, Gregg Snyder, as the Master Distiller and Blender for Chicken Cock Whiskey. Through Gregg's years of vast experience and knowledge, not only with making high quality whiskey, but also with making high quality whiskey barrels, Chicken Cock Whiskey is once again being recognized as one of the  best whiskies available in the world.

Distilled, aged, and bottled in Kentucky, Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has a rich, elegant mahogany hue color, a nose with a nice balance of oak tones with sweet notes of dried fruit, caramel and vanilla, and a taste which offers soft tannin upfront, which dissipates into delightful toasted oak lactones.  At 90 proof, there is a slight bourbon heat that lets you know this is a real-deal, full-bodied bourbon.  On the tongue, it evolves with a creamy, almost buttery mouth feel with sweet butterscotch notes followed by a wonderful vanilla wafer finish.  The bourbon is bottled in a prohibition-era replica of the original Chicken Cock bottle.

Boone County Small Batch 375ml

Boone County Small Batch 375ml

$29.99

Appearance: Perfectly balanced colors of copper, chestnut, and caramel. Aroma: Light notes of aged oak, vanilla, almond, and sugar cookie. Flavor: An elegant roundness; with appropriate notes of sweet oak, caramel, vanilla, and almond biscuit. Finish: A dash of aged rye and a pinch of cinnamon. The finish is smooth, consistent, and satisfying.

Belle Meade Small Batch

Belle Meade Small Batch

$49.99

The Belle Meade Bourbon classic expression is made from a proprietary blend of two high-rye-content mash bills and two yeast strains, barrel aged for six to eight years. Each selection of our flagship whiskey consists of just four barrels, chosen from the nation’s finest distillers, ensuring the highest quality when creating our award-winning signature flavor profile. It's delicious sipped neat or on the rocks. Because its 90.4 bottling proof lets it stand up to mixers other Bourbons can’t, it’s also an ideal foundation for your favorite cocktails. Flavors of maple syrup with floral and citrus zest notes give way to caramel and vanilla with bold rye spice. Proudly bottled in the state of Tennessee. Please enjoy responsibly.

Bulleit Bourbon

Bulleit Bourbon

$29.99

Bulleit Blenders Select is a bourbon that selectively mingles 3 of the 10 distillates used in their flagship Bulleit Bourbon. Aged for a minimum of 9 years, it was crafted to achieve a unique taste profile. Notes of vanilla bean, honey, dried fruit, and toasted oak.