There’s just something special about sipping a glass of neat bourbon by a crackling fire—whether it’s one in your own home, a snowy bonfire with friends, or just a nine-hour YouTube fireplace loop.
Regardless of where you’re drinking your bourbon, we have a few recommended bottles to try out this winter.
The makers of this stunning bourbon are looking to have a little bit of Vermont in glasses nationwide. Their premier bourbon is made using a mash of Vermont corn and rye before being aged for five years in American White Oak barrels. The result is a buttery smooth spirit with notes of black pepper, toasted caramel, and a hint of sweetness.
Crafted from a blend of rare, rich bourbons, Widow Jane is a stunning expression with notes of orange, maple, cherry, and almond. It’s made in batches of five barrels and non-chill filtered before being proofed with mineral water drawn from the Rosendale Mines of NY.
If you’re looking for something a little different, Few Bourbons’ Cold Cut expression is brought to bottling strength with the addition of cold brew coffee. While the spirit drinks like a whiskey, the hints of coffee bring out the notes of cinnamon and clove.
Yellow Rose Outlaw Bourbon
Inspired by a Texas legend, Yellow Rose Distilling uses 100% Texas yellow corn before aging in American oak barrels. Thanks to the 15–20-degree temperature swings, the bourbon takes on unique characteristics and flavors. The nose opens with rich dessertand subtle floral aromas that lead in to a sweet, rich palate with notes of vanilla and caramel.
With notes of oak, raisin, caramel, spice and vanilla, this award winning bourbon has a smooth and long lasting finish. The brand was launched in 1870 and survived prohibition becoming a globally renowned spirit. In the 1950’s the spirit inspired a line of clothing and was a favorite on ocean liners.