So this is a list that changes quite frequently depending on my mood. I have recently, in the last 3 years or so, really started to love bourbon. So much so that it is usually my go-to drink (either on the rocks or in a cocktail). My two current favorites are:
While this first one might not be a bourbon (Spoiler: it’s a whiskey), it is smooth, sweet, and a little spicy. I usually don’t care for whiskey, but this one (the entire Cask and Crew lineup if I am being honest) is amazing. I love that they are a local business.
Cask and Crew – Ginger Spiced Whiskey*
Here is how they describe it:
Nose: lively ginger and spice with hints of citrus notes
Palate: kick of real ginger and a touch of earth spice for a complex yet smooth mouth feel
Finish: gentle, with flashes of spice reappearing brightly
The second bourbon (yes, it is actually a bourbon) that I have been loving lately is:
What they say about it:
“Sophisticated and complex. A distinctly different bourbon created with precise craftsmanship. Made from our signature “high rye” recipe and the marriage of select barrels carefully chosen by our Master Distiller. 1792 Bourbon has an expressive and elegant flavor profile. Unmistakable spice mingles with sweet caramel and vanilla to crate a bourbon that is incomparably brash and bold, yet smooth and balanced. Elevating whiskey to exceptional new heights, 1792 Bourbon is celebrated by connoisseurs worldwide.”
What I say:
I’m not going to lie….I totally bought this bourbon the first time because of the neat bottle. I am a sucker for bottles/labels. I was so pleasantly surprised by the great flavor of this bourbon. I typically buy the small batch version of this bourbon, but they do have other “limited edition expressions” which I have never tried. This bourbon is so smooth that it is easy to drink straight or on the rocks. Though I am sure it would be great in a bourbon cocktail of some sort.
*Purchased by me