Early Times Distillery Co., LouisvilleIt has a deep amber color with spicy aromas of sweet fruit, oak and fine hints of corn over a layer of vanilla and caramel. Its taste is spicy with the caramel and vanilla accents melting into a mixture of fresh fruit notes. The finish is warm with subtle hints of apple and corn.
Maker’s Mark Distillery Inc., Loretto
This iconic brand continues the family tradition of replacing rye with red wheat for a milder flavor. Its color is amber and the aroma highlights its honeyed notes, with caramel and toasted flavors from the barrel. The taste is sweet, warm and tasty, and it has an intense balsamic mint finish.
The Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles
This is super premium bourbon produced in the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, the smallest and oldest in the United States still in operation. Located in the picturesque farmlands of Kentucky, it is the only distillery that uses copper stills and ages the bourbon in a limestone winery. This bourbon shows a deep amber color with aromas of red fruits, caramel, honey, black chocolate and toasted oak. In the palate, it is warm and at the same time refreshing: fine, dry and tasty bourbon.
Blanton’s Distilling Co., Frankfort
Blanton’s is one of the most popular bourbons from Kentucky. With a reddish amber color, it has aromas of spices and dried citrus with a background of caramel and vanilla. On the palate, it leaves a mixture of burnt sugar, caramel, orange and clove accents. It has a balanced finish with hints of vanilla, honey and citrus. ■