Best Bourbons to Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage MonthEdit Post
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Welcome the start of the fall season with National Bourbon Heritage Month! This September, celebrate America’s native spirit with expressions from Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, Booker’s Bourbon, and Knob Creek.
Whether you’re a bourbon expert or novice, Beam’s Small Batch portfolio has something that everyone will enjoy. Sip these spirits neat, on the rocks, or even mixed into your favorite cocktail – there’s no wrong way to enjoy!
Basil Hayden’s Bourbon (SRP $39.99) uses a one-of-a-kind recipe with twice as much rye as traditional bourbons to create its trademark spicy finish. Artfully aged and bottled at 80 proof, Basil Hayden’s Bourbon is a light-bodied, smooth, super-premium whiskey. Sip it neat or on the rocks to appreciate its slight honey and pepper tasting notes, or mix it up in a classic or contemporary cocktail with family and friends. From its stylish packaging to the spicy yet smooth liquid inside, Basil Hayden’s Bourbon is a distinct and unexpected whiskey.
Booker’s® “Country Ham” Batch 2019-03 (SRP $79.99) honors 6th Generation Master Distiller Booker Noe’s love for the art of curing – and tasting!– country hams, a family tradition, and pastime that nearly rivaled his love of bourbon. Like all batches of Booker’s® Bourbon, Booker’s “Country Ham” is uncut and unfiltered and offers a sweet aroma with a subtle hint of vanilla mingled with brown sugar notes. The flavor is sweet at first with a long, smooth finish that warms your palate.
Little Book® Chapter 3, “The Road Home” (SRP $124.99) is a testament to Beam Eighth Generation Distiller Freddie Noe’s storied family legacy in the Kentucky bourbon industry and the innovative spirit that carries on that legacy today. Featuring the iconic flavors of the original Small Batch Bourbon Collection- vanilla, caramel, spices- Chapter 3 is a blend of 9-year-old Knob Creek® Bourbon, 9-year-old Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, 11-year-old Booker’s® Bourbon & 12-year-old Baker’s® Bourbon.
Knob Creek Bourbon (SRP: $29.99) Knob Creek Bourbon has set the standard for bourbon for more than 25 years, creating a full-flavored spirit that is patiently aged and made in small batches. It was created to reflect the flavor, strength, care, and patience that defined pre-prohibition style whiskey. The result is an undeniably big, full flavor that strikes your palate with layers of oak and caramel with a long, smooth finish. It is best enjoyed neat or in a spirit-forward cocktail, like an Old Fashioned.