The Holiday Season is the perfect time to spread joy and cheer. This year, surprise your friends by offering Holiday libations. It’s the spirit! Under the Christmas tree, amaze them with the gift of a luxury bourbon, perfect for any winter night. Here’s our recommended luxury bourbons to surprise that special someone on Christmas morning.
Baker’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Named after Baker Beam, grand nephew of the legendary Jim Beam, Baker’s Bourbon is seven-years-old and hand-bottled at 107 proof. The mix of grains, yeast, and seven soothing years in new oak combine to give this bourbon a deeply mellow, richly flavorful, medium-bodied taste with a delicious aroma full of fruit and vanilla. Baker’s is best served in a snifter with a splash of spring water.
Booker’s True Barrel Bourbon
In 1992, Booker Noe introduced his own signature bourbon, Booker’s True Barrel Bourbon. Inspired by a 200-year-old tradition, Booker’s is the first bourbon bottled straight-from-the-barrel, uncut and unfiltered.
Unlike anything you have ever tasted, Booker’s is one of the only uncut, unfiltered, straight-from-the-barrel, bourbons available today. It’s bottled at its natural proof of between 121 and 127, and aged between six and eight years. Booker’s Bourbon delivers a range of intense flavors from oak tannin and smoky vanilla to lighter tones of mocha and coffee. Add spring water to customize the taste and finish to your palate.
Knob Creek Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Named after Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home in Kentucky, Knob Creek is truly bourbon at its finest. Created to represent whiskey before it was mass produced, Knob Creek embodies the look, feel and taste of pre-prohibition bourbon. This full-bodied, flavorful bourbon takes classic cocktails to a new level.
Knob Creek Bourbon, bottled at an honest 100 proof like all good bourbons were a century ago, is aged nine years in charred American white oak which lends this bourbon its maple sugar aroma, distinctive sweetness and rich, full-bodied flavor.
Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
The recipe of this delicious bourbon dates back to 1796, when Basil Hayden himself was a master distiller. Hayden was born and raised in Maryland, where he learned to make whiskey from rye. When he came to Kentucky, Hayden began making whiskey from a base of corn, but added a higher percentage of rye than other distillers, resulting in a smooth, mild bourbon.
Basil’s Bourbon is aged eight years in Kentucky hillside rackhouses, then bottled at a gentle 80 proof. You’ll find Basil’s at its best when sipped straight or with a splash of branch water.