Old Forester Rye

Old Forester Rye

$26.99

A spicy, yet, complex flavor profile makes this is a versatile rye for connoisseurs and cocktail enthusiasts alike. Rich notes of burnt brown sugar hit you, spice awakens almost immediately integrated with distinct hints of black pepper and cinnamon, with some allspice lingering on the finish.

New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon

New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon

$49.99

A single barrel expression of the four year bourbon in toasted and charred new oak barrels. High-rye, full-bodied whiskey offering savory and spicy character. Flavors of vanilla, butterscotch, oak, and spice. Each barrel offers a slightly different flavor profile.

Michter's American Whiskey

Michter's American Whiskey

$49.99

Very fruity and sweet, this whiskey from Michter's positively drips with toffee and butterscotch, enlivened by toasty notes and a hint of vanilla and dried fruit. Technically not a bourbon due to its ageing in 'bourbon-soaked' barrels as opposed to new oak.

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.

Four Gate Outer Loop Orbit Batch #2

Four Gate Outer Loop Orbit Batch #2

$159.99

Appearance: Ruddy Amber with bright orange notes.

Nose: Initial burst of citrus and pine with underlying black pepper spices.

Taste: Tangy citrus greets the front palate with heavy cinnamon and baking spices on the mid palate. The rear of the palate gets pine needles and a slight nuttiness.

Finish: Medium-Long, the citrus lingers on the periphery while black pepper and cinnamon intermingle with gin notes of pine and juniper.

Tasting Notes from Four Gate's Chief Blending Officer

Old Elk Bourbon 88

Old Elk Bourbon 88

$47.99

Aroma: Sweet vanilla and caramel, clove spice, slight maple, and nutty almond. Taste: Maple syrup, almond, raw bran, chocolate, deep wood, and coconut. Mouthfeel: Smooth and coating with a lasting flavor.

Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch

Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch

$34.99

Appearance / Color: Light Amber. Nose: The aromas are ripe with toasted wood and honey. Palate: On the palate you’ll find a lighter bodied Spirit with vanilla and brown butter notes and a light burn on the back palate. Finish: The finish is crisp and lightly dry.

Maker's Mark 101

Maker's Mark 101

$39.99

Nose: Nutmeg, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee. Mouth: Sweet, toffee, vanilla, baking spice. Finish: Warm and medium length. Lingering nutmeg and caramel sweetness.

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.

Rebel 100 Proof

Rebel 100 Proof

$34.99

Classic Rebel Yell wheated Bourbon bottled at a generous 100 proof. On the nose, rich vanilla, caramel, and stone fruits with a touch of cinnamon and clove. On the taste, waves of vanilla, stone fruits, toffee, cinnamon sticks, and oak spice. The finish is pleasant with vanilla and fruit fading into a long lasting combination of cinnamon sticks, black pepper, and clove.

Boone County Small Batch

Boone County Small Batch

$49.99

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.

New Riff Single Barrel Rye

New Riff Single Barrel Rye

$64.99

New Riff Distilling's Single Barrel Rye expression is a full bodied whiskey offering vibrant, spicy character. Bottled at Barrel Proof Without Chill Filtration, and featuring a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted rye, this 100% rye whiskey represents a new riff on one of the most influential of modern whiskey traditions. Aged four years in 53-gallon toasted and charred new oak barrels, there are no shortcuts taken in our production. All New Riff whiskeys are made with the full sour mash Kentucky Regimen; all carry an age statement, and are always bottled without chill filtration. At New Riff, single barrel expressions are a way of life. As former Kentucky liquor retailers, we are intimately familiar with some of Kentucky's most famed single barrel Bourbon selections ever, and we bring that experience to New Riff. Each New Riff single barrel has been tasted and approved by our production panel. You may sample a New Riff Single Barrel knowing it was fully vetted for quality and character. Limited Availability.

Wilderness Trail Small Batch

Wilderness Trail Small Batch

$44.99

Our Rye small grain Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys are offered as a Small Batch, up to 12 barrels per batch, which was the result of one fermenter. The goal of the Small Batch is to capture the total essence of more complex notes from multiple barrels from distillate of the same fermenter. We’ve decided to release the Small Batch Bourbon as a Bottled in Bond so fans of our Wheated Single Barrel Bourbon can do a side-by-side comparison. What is the mashbill? Our Small Batch release mash bill is 64 percent corn, 24 percent rye and 12 percent malted barley using our yeast strains. We entered the cooper select, toasted and #4 char barrel at 110 proof after coming off the still around 137 proof. Aged in both our Rickhouse A at a mid- to upper-floor and in our Rickhouse B in the center of the warehouse.

Four Roses Small Batch Select

Four Roses Small Batch Select

$62.99

On the nose, Four Roses Small Batch Select offers raspberries, clove and nutmeg. As it hits the palate, it opens into flavors of apricot, ripe berries, vanilla and light oak. The finish lingers with notes of spearmint and a touch of cinnamon. Each of the Bourbons selected for Small Batch Select have been aged for six and seven years.

Legent Bourbon Whiskey

Legent Bourbon Whiskey

$43.99

Color: Golden with reddish undertones. Aroma: Balanced nose of mature cooperage with spicy notes. Palate: Soft oak on the palate with notes of raisin, date and spice. Sweet and sippable. Finish: Viscous finish with hints from wine and Sherry cask finish.

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.

Eight & Sand Bourbon

Eight & Sand Bourbon

$26.00

With an aroma of vanilla and freshly baked sweet buns, Eight and Sand is an inviting whiskey. It's soft and sweet, with flavors of apple, nutmeg, cinnamon, and treacle. It's pleasantly warming at its 88 proof. Affordably priced and very easy to like, it's positioned to be an excellent choice for a session whiskey.

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.

Russell's Reserve Rye Single Barrel

Russell's Reserve Rye Single Barrel

$69.98

Eye: Light caramel. Nose: A charge of rye and baking spice followed by strong notes of pepper, dill, vanilla and citrus. Lighter notes of citrus, nuts and fruit fade in and out. It’s a wonderful rye focused nose and I enjoyed it immensely. A great cask. Palate: Heavy rye and baking spices roll across the palate, forging the path for notes of citrus, dill, dark sweets and a bit of mint to come through. Like the nose the palate is rye centric and wonderful. Finish: Long spicy fade of wood, citrus and dark sweets.

Barrel House Select Bourbon

Barrel House Select Bourbon

$38.99

Barrel House Select Bourbon is distilled from corn, rye and malted barley using a heavy rye mash bill and is barreled at 120 proof in #4 char barrels, then the entire batch is cut to 90 proof using Appalachian Mountain Spring Water.