Top Bourbon Picks for the Derby

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The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday. Don't forget to pick up some Bourbon for a Mint Julep or for just straight sipping! Here are a few of our favorites to "horse" around with.

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WE90+90–95 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/1/2007
The base aroma is buttered corn-on-the-cob with aeration bringing additional scents of vanilla and cinnamon. The palate entry showcases sweet breakfast cereal grain; at midpalate the corn dominates so thoroughly that you know that this could only be one of the best straight bourbons from Kentucky. Ends spirity and heated. One of America’s benchmark spirits.

United States | Kentucky

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Belle Meade Bourbon

NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 47948

WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2014
This addictive high-rye Bourbon, the first offering from the reincarnated Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, offers a pleasing caramel scent and dark, spicy flavors that evoke toffee and gingerbread, plus a citrusy tartness around the edges that leads into a mellower vanilla note.
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Jim Beam Bourbon

Aged 4 Years
NV / 1.75 L.

Item #: 2196

WE85+85–89 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/31/2008
A lovely, sophisticated bourbon bouquet comprising fruity, cornmeal aromas which are followed by a red fruit scent, all underpinned by an oaky vanilla quality. Entry is reserved, gently sweet and toffee-like; the midpalate features succulent tastes of light caramel, honey wheat bread, caramel corn and toasted almond. concludes fruity and corny. The best value American whiskey in the marketplace.

United States | Kentucky

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Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

2019 label
NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 19917

WE9292 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2014
Delicious but fiery, this nine-year-old small-batch Bourbon offers deep toffee aromatics and bold flavor. On the palate, look for relatively dry flavors: leather, cedar, dried orange peel. A splash of water softens the profile to bring out more vanilla, honey, even a touch of chocolate.
WE90+90–95 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 6/1/2005
Smells of sweet corn, buttered popcorn and pistachio nuts in the early stages; later whiffs pick up well-endowed scents of sautéed butter, oaky vanilla, beeswax and linseed oil. Palate entry is full-bodied, sweet and honeyed; at midpalate the taste profile turns drier, more intensely grainy-mashy and breakfast cereal-like. Finishes with notes of nougat, almonds, candy bar, and oak.
WHA9090 pts. - Whisky Advocate - Fall, 2014
Knob was one of the first bourbons I had when I started taking whiskey seriously, and it’s still a kicker. No-nonsense, flint-hard nose: slickly-polished oak furniture, cinnamon stick, cracked rye, wet cornmeal, hard candies. Bang! A lean whiskey that gets in your mouth and explodes with rye spice and cinnamon candy, a sharp wedge that opens you right up. The finish echoes: oak, a dying fire, clean and almost crisp. Emphatic, bright, and swift.

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WE9393 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2014
This tawny Bourbon has a rich, spiced scent reminiscent of fruitcake. On the palate, look for caramel studded with dried cherry, orange peel and clove, finishing quite dry. A great profile for classic cocktails, and not too precious to mix.
WE9292 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2010
Fragrant with cinnamon, floral clover honey, and sweet dried fruit notes. Flavorful: lots of oak, a generous dose of toffee, toasty nutmeg and allspice, finishing with a big bite. Reminiscent of dark gingerbread. Medium body, pleasant, a touch astringent.

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New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bottled in Bond Without Chill Filtration
NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 50226

WHA8989 pts. - Whisky Advocate - Winter, 2018
Fresh and delicate on the nose, with stone fruit — especially peaches — white pepper, orange Creamsicle, and spice. A generous oak backbone provides the foundation for plums, nectarines, black pepper, clove, chamomile tea, and piney cedar that sweeps into a dry oak, cocoa, iced-tea finish. Although a bit hot at times, the balance and array of flavors is an outstanding coup for this young distillery.

United States | Kentucky

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New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon

Barrel Proof Without Chill Filtration
NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 50227

United States | Kentucky

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Maker’s Mark Private Select

Oak Finishing Staves 13222
NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 50285

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Jeffers Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Aged 6 Years
NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 35208

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Knob Creek Single Barrel Select Bourbon

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 31571

United States | Kentucky

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Bulleit Bourbon

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
NV / 1.75 L.

Item #: 20567

WE9595 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 7/1/2013
Golden and bright, this straight Bourbon whiskey is one of the most versatile around. Though it starts with a sweet flavor profile with hints of vanilla and cookie dough, it finishes supple and dry, with notes of leather, black tea and cinnamon. Bracing alcohol levels.
OT9393 pts. - The Tasting Panel (Anthony Dias Blue) - June 30, 2011
Medium amber color; smooth, clean rye nose; spicy, toasted and rich with mellow, dense biscuity flavors and a deep, lush finish; balanced, seamless and quite lovely.
WHA8787 pts. - Whisky Advocate - Summer, 2013
Soft, elegant, and nicely rounded, with honeyed orchard fruit and gentle spice on a bed of vanilla and caramel. Very versatile; a pleasing, unchallenging bourbon to suit most moods and situations. I actually like it better than the new, older 10 year old expression (reviewed in this issue), because it is so beautifully balanced.

United States | Kentucky

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Top Bourbon Picks for the Derby | WineTransit.com

The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday. Don't forget to pick up some Bourbon for Mint Juleps or for just straight sipping! Here are a few of our favorites.