The state of Kentucky provides the world with 95% of its Bourbon. The original settlers in America brought with them distilling know-how and most importantly - their stills from Scotland, Ireland and Germany. They quickly discovered that Kentucky was the ideal location to make fantastic whiskey. Kentucky is the perfect place to grow corn, the main ingredient in Bourbon, and the thing that gives Bourbon its distinctive sweetness. Huge differences in temperature in Kentucky also cause the oak barrels to absorb and release whisky during the aging process which is desirable and helps the ageing process enormously.
Rye Whiskey dates back to the 1800’s, when saloons were pretending to just sell coffee and began to emerge on the streets of New Orleans. It was at the Sazerac Coffee House on Royal Street where local patrons were served toddies made with Rye Whiskey and Peychaud’s Bitters. This cocktail became known as the “Sazerac” and America’s first branded cocktail was born.
This is the whiskey that started it all.
Bottle Size: 70cl