A Bourbon Introduction
Whether you're new to American whiskey's most beloved style, or just itching to catch up with a few reliable old friends, this flight covers the three primary types of bourbon mash bills, sourced three classic Kentucky distilleries.
From Heaven Hill comes Larceny Straight Bourbon, carrying on the tradition of John E. Fitzgerald Bourbons with wheat as the secondary grain instead of the traditional rye. Its mash bill calls for one-third more than is standard, for a smoother tasting bourbon. Jimmy and Eddie Russell, the father-son master distiller team that have a combined tenure at Wild Turkey in excess of 100 years, are behind Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Bourbon, aged for at least 10 years and made from their single 13% rye bourbon mash bill. If you’ve ever wanted proof that mingling Bourbons is an art unto itself, you’ll find it in the perfectly balanced Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon. Four original recipes were selected to create this very mellow and perfectly balanced Bourbon, two with 20% rye mash bills and two with 35% rye. Enjoy these whiskeys straight up, on the rocks, or in your favorite cocktail.
Larceny Straight Bourbon
Fresh bread and toffee, butterscotch; buttery caramel, honeyed notes, rich mouthfeel, long and gently sweet finish
Russell's Reserve 10 Year Bourbon
Vanilla, caramel, graham cracker, and leather; more vanilla, tobacco, seasoned oak, slight rye spice, toasted marshmallow, warming finish
Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
Mellow spice, rich fruit, sweet oak and caramel; ripened red berries, dried spice, well-balanced, rich, soft, and pleasantly long finish