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Holiday Gift Guide: Whiskeys at Every Price Point

Are you shopping for someone this year who loves whiskey but you have no clue what to buy? Well we’ve got you covered! Check out our holiday gift guide!

Rhetoric 21-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


Rhetoric 21-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the sixth release from the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company and the second in the Rhetoric series of progressively aged whiskeys. Aged one year longer than its counterpart, Rhetoric 20-Year-Old, this release is slightly more mature and carries a higher proof. The whiskey will continue to be progressively aged and re-released annually at a year older, allowing whiskey aficionados to collect the series and compare the whiskeys side-by-side.
90.2 proof, Suggested Retail Price $100

Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


Whiskey consumers will be able to take home piece of history with Diageo’s newest whiskey offering, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Paying homage to the artful passion and renowned craftsmanship of the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery with a unique solera aging system, each bottle contains some of the oldest whiskey stocks, including the last remaining bourbon ever produced at Stitzel-Weller before it shut its doors in 1992.
91 proof, Suggested Retail Price $50

  Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Limited Release Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


Winning “Best Straight Bourbon” and a Double Gold medal at the 2015 San Francisco Spirits Competition, Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a limited release whiskey that pays homage to the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old tastes smooth and smoky with good oak structure, accented with notes of torched sugar, sweet vanilla bean and a spicy dry rye finish.
92 proof, Suggested Retail Price $150

I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


The I.W. Harper brand is returning home for the first time in nearly 20 years, with the release of I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The unique offering commemorates the original whiskeys produced by the brand, as it’s reintroduced in the United States with a commitment to authenticity that only 142 years of experience can provide.

82 proof, Suggested Retail Price $35

 I.W. Harper 15-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


I.W. Harper 15-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey celebrates the brand’s homecoming to America with an aged bourbon tasting of oak, raisin, caramel, spice and vanilla. This iconic whiskey is recommended to be enjoyed on the rocks or neat to truly appreciate the full flavor profile.
86 proof, Suggested Retail Price $75

 Bulleit 10-Year-Old


Aged in charred American white oak, a select number of Bulleit Bourbon barrels were set aside to age for 10 years to see how the already award-winning bourbon would develop. Bulleit distillers were thrilled to find that the additional years resulted in a special expression of Bulleit bourbon that provides a rich, deep, incredibly smooth sipping experience that maintains the inherent character and high rye content for which the Bulleit brand is best known.
91.2 proof, Suggested Retail Price $45

George Dickel Rye Whisky


George Dickel Rye is a straight rye small-batch whisky, offering a 95% rye mash whiskey.  In order to provide consumers with the smoothest finish, George Dickel Rye is finished in its signature fashion – chill charcoal mellowing.  This stems from George Dickel’s belief that whisky was smoother in the cold winters than in the hot summers.
90 proof, Suggested Retail Price $25

-SDL Staff

George Dickel Barbecue

Did you guys see Kimmel last week? I can’t wait to try this when it warms back up here in upstate NY.

Last week, famed barbecue chef Adam Perry Lang appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to show viewers that whisky and barbecue go hand in hand.

Chef Perry Lang makes his barbecue handmade and with great intention, just like those down in Tullahoma, Tenn. who hand craft George Dickel Tennessee Whisky. A natural pair, George Dickel has the perfect depth and richness to incorporate into barbecue dishes and, since sauce can add so much flavor to barbecue, Chef Perry Lang shared how he created a glaze using George Dickel No. 12. See below for the recipe if you’d like to try the glaze on your own.

Additionally, Chef Perry Lang visited the George Dickel distillery to pick out a special holiday gift for Jimmy Kimmel Live! The gift, a barrel of George Dickel 9-Year-Old whisky, provided a one-of-a-kind whisky to Jimmy and members of the audience. Each barrel varies in taste and provides a unique experience, making this whisky exclusive to the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show.

See the segment here:Click here

George Dickel Whisky Holiday Roast Baste
1 cup George Dickel No. 12
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup Finely diced shallots
2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup cubed cold butter

– In a small pan over low heat, sweat shallots in butter until golden then add black pepper
– remove from flame and pour in whisky, light by tilting the pan, or with lighter. Be careful of the flame
– cook until the alcohol burns off. Remove from fire and swirl in cold cubed butter
– Add salt to taste

Adam Dulski