Whiskey Wednesday: Bottled in Bond Features

by Jonathan Gaby on December 13, 2017

Today is Wednesday, which means we highlight bourbons that we think you might want to try. We always want to help you in your quest for that next favorite bourbons. This week we are featuring bourbons bottled in bond! Come enjoy a flight for $20 from 5-8pm

Whiskey Wednesday - Bottled in Bond - Willet Old Bardstown, Old Grand-dad High Rye Mash Bill, Henry McKenna 10 Year, E.H. Taylor Small Batch

What exactly is “bottled in bond” bourbon? Well, the term denotes meeting special requirements, that the bourbon be:

  • the product of one distillation season (January-June or June-December)
  • produced by one distillery by one distiller
  • aged for a minimum of 4 years in a federally bonded warehouse
  • bottled at 100 proof

This is all part of the Bottled in Bond Bourbon Act in 1897 and was established to protect the quality of bourbons in America from poor quality and to provide a standard for bourbons.

Willet Old Bardstown
“The nose is “Fun Dip” candy, that sugary stick dipped into cherry flavoring. The palate is a cherry hard candy, an oily mouth feel, vanilla caramel candies and notes of oak. This is the best value in Bourbon for 2016.” – Willet Bourbon

Old Grand-dad High Rye Mash Bill
“Old Grand-Dad was a distiller named Basil Hayden who made his name by distilling a bourbon whiskey made with a higher percentage of rye. Basil Hayden passed along the art of distilling to his son and then, in turn, to his grandson. It was the third generation distiller, Colonel R.B. Hayden, who honored his grandfather by naming his justly famed whiskey “Old Grand-Dad.”” – Beam Suntory

Henry McKenna 10 Year
“This high proof, Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon was named for Henry McKenna, the Irish immigrant who adapted his family’s whiskey recipe to work the grains he found in Kentucky. Henry McKenna is the longest aged Bottled-in-Bond available today, resting in the barrel through 40 Kentucky seasons. Critics agree that this is perfectly balanced Bourbon.” – Heaven Hill Distillery

E.H. Taylor Small Batch
“As founding father of the bourbon industry, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. left an indelible legacy. His dedication to distilling began at the close of the Civil War when he purchased O.F C. Distillery. There, he developed innovative techniques that are still in use today. Made by hand, this Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey has been aged inside century old warehouses constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr.  Barrels are evaluated and selected to create a perfect blend of distinctive character that is like no other. This bourbon is a true sipping bourbon that honors the uncompromising legacy of E.H. Taylor, Jr.” – Buffalo Trace

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