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BOURBON AND NORTH AMERICAN WHISKEY

USA whiskey is distilled from a fermented mash of cereal grain of which six major types of grain stand out. The individual mash must contain at least fifty one per cent of their named cereal grains. As well as the six major types of grain whiskey there are also three other styles permitted: Blended Whiskey, Grain Whiskey and Spirit Whiskey.

RYE WHISKEY……..made from mash that consists of a minimum of fifty one percent rye.

RYE MALT WHISKEY………made from mash that consists of a minimum of fifty one percent malted rye.

MALT WHISKEY…………made from mash that consists of a minimum of fifty one percent malted barley.

WHEAT WHISKEY………..made from mash that consists of a minimum of fifty one percent wheat.,/p>

BOURBON WHISKEY……….made from mash that consists of a minimum of fifty one percent maize corn.

CORN WHISKEY………….made from mash that consists of a minimum of eighty percent corn.

BLENDED WHISKEY……..is a blend which can utilise any of the above six straight whiskies. The blend may highlight on its label a dominant grain providing it contains over fifty one percent of that grain type.

GRAIN WHISKEY……….can be produced from any of the cereal grain with no minimum percentage.

SPIRIT WHISKEY………..is made from a variety of neutral spirits and a minimum of five percent of a controlled whiskey e.g. single grain.

The other and equally popular North American whisky with its own regulations and style is Canadian Whisky. The range and quantity produced and thus available in the UK is considerably less than that exported by its close neighbour. Most Canadian whiskies are blended from a variety of grain spirits, with a large percentage being corn. Most Canadian Whiskies have a reputation for being smooth, light and deliciously fruity on the tongue, although Canada does produce more robust and fuller flavour whiskies especially where the blend contains a good proportion rye grain.

Alexander Hadleigh Wine Merchants, Southampton, Hampshire, UK do offer a full and varied selection of Bourbon and North American whiskies, including Canadian. Our fine list of American Whiskies will match and suit most budgets and are available online or from our Southampton Wine Shop.

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McAfees Benchmark Straight Bourbon Whiskey,


Kentucky sour mash originating from a distillery surveyed in...

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700ml £20.85

Jim Beam Honey Kentucky Whiskey Liqueur,


A liqueur infused with the finest bourbon and real golden ho...

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700ml £22.66

Wild Turkey Bourbon 81 Proof American Whiskey,


Lots of spices with excellent oak integration. This really i...

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700ml £24.68

Shine On Georgia Moon, American Corn Whiskey


A wonderfully packaged treat from Kentucky. Just as old mons...

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700ml £24.82

American Honey Wild Turkey Bourbon,


An exceptionally smooth liqueur blended with honey and bourb...

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700ml £26.13

Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Tennessee American Whiskey


Smooth sipping well known whisky from Old Tennessee.

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700ml £26.73

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight American Bourbon Whiskey,


This traditional, handcrafted individual bourbon whisky has ...

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700ml £26.98

Jim Beam Black Label American Bourbon Whiskey 6


A weighty bourbon with oil and liquorice, soft vanilla and r...

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700ml £27.25

Evan Williams Extra Aged American Bourbon Whiskey


A genuine sour mash aged for a smoother more complex flavour

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700ml £27.35

Bulleit American Bourbon Whiskey,


Light and teasing, with hints of marshmallows roasting on an...

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700ml £27.42

Platte Valley Corn Whiskey Kentucky,


From 100% corn, aged for 3 years, full of honeycomb, dried p...

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700ml £28.75

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700ml £30.80

Makers Mark Kentucky Straight American Bourbon Whiskey,


Unique and full flavoured handmade Bourbon, each individual ...

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700ml £30.93

Jim Beam Rye Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey,


A difficult whiskey to make. A distinct, spicy flavour and a...

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700ml £31.65

Jim Beam Double Oak Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey,


First aged in charred American white oak barrels, then matur...

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700ml £32.25

Rittenhouse Straight Rye American Whiskey,


A Rye whisky distinguished for body and flavour, weighty and...

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700ml £32.98

Maker's Mark Gift Set, Kentucky Whiskey


Maker\'s Mark Bourbon Whiskey with a tumbler and ice mould

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Set £33.20

Temptation Bourbon, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey,


Aged over 3 years, Enticing flavours from blended 20% premi...

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750ml £35.25

Georgia Peach Flavoured Whiskey Leopold Bros,


Intense, unique flavours from Georgia Peaches are married wi...

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750ml £36.58

Knob Creek Kentucky Straight American Bourbon Whiskey,


Hand Bottled in limited quantity for superior taste and smoo...

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700ml £36.65

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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey


A single barrel bourbon, leathery and honied, astonishingly ...

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750ml £37.86

Woodford Reserve, Kentucky Straight American Whiskey


Contains carefully selected barreled whiskey. A special whis...

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700ml £39.50

Michigan Cherry Flavoured Whiskey Leopold Bros,


Montmorency cherries are juiced and blended with small batch...

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700ml £39.98

Rocky Mountain Blackberry Flavoured Whiskey Leopold Bros,


The balckberries are blended with small batch whiskey and ma...

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750ml £39.98

Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight American Bourbon Whiskey,


Honey roast nuts and citrus, with a wonderful smokey bitter-...

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700ml £42.73

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