The Bourbon Gift Guide For Every Budget

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Heaven Hill 6 Year Old Offerings

Heaven Hill 6 year old – 90 Proof – $11.00

Heaven Hill 6 year old Bottled in Bond – $13.00

Is there anything better than six year-old Bourbon for 11 bucks that’s 90 proof? For two dollars more you can get it bonded.  Probably need to go ahead and buy one of each for yourself while you’re at it.  Well played Heaven Hill.  Well played.

Larceny Small Batch – Price: $24.00

Distiller: Heaven Hill

Know a “Maker’s Man” but don’t feel like getting him Maker’s Mark again this year?  This wheated Bourbon is what you should pull off the shelf then.  Great on the rocks or for holiday cocktails and punches.

Old Grand Dad Bottled in Bond – $25.00

Distiller: Jim Beam

One of the brands that helped kick off the Bottled in Bond trend, it has steadily risen in price over the last few years. This has a cult following especially amongst bartenders, so if you like high-rye Bourbons this is one to consider.

Evan Williams Vintage Single Barrel – $29.00

Distiller: Heaven Hill

A mainstay for gifting because of it’s price and upscale packaging, this 10 year-old single barrel Bourbon is a great value under $30.

Henry McKenna Single Barrel 10 yr BIB – $30.00

Distiller: Heaven Hill

Who says you can’t make a10 year-old single barrel bonded Bourbon for $30?  Those words were never spoken by Henry McKenna apparently.   Another great value Bourbon from Heaven Hill Distillery.

Bulleit 10 Year – $45.00

Distiller: Bulleit Distilling Company

It’s getting harder to find Bourbon with age statements on them.  This 10-year-old juice can stand up to any Bourbon that can be readily found on the shelf.

Woodford Distillery Series – $50.00

Distiller: Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve recently announced its plan to start releasing limited runs of experimental whiskies that will only be available to those who visit their distillery in Woodford County, KY. Double Double Oaked and Sweet Mash Redux were the first Bourbons of the Distillery Series to be released and are still available in a 375ml bottle.

Medley’s Private Stock – $60.00

Distiller: Medley Distilling Company

Another 10-year-old Bourbon to choose from, this time from the father and son team of Charles and Sam Medley who also own the brands Wathen’s and Medley Brothers.  Only 1,000 cases of this label will be available in 20 metro markets.

Maker’s Mark Cask Strength 750ml – $60.00

Distiller: Maker’s Mark

Know a “Maker’s Man” but don’t feel like getting him Maker’s Mark again this year?  Tell them it’s time they graduate to the Cask Strength.  Hovering around 110 proof, this is still a forward finishing Bourbon and is perfect for sipping neat or on the rocks.

I.W. Harper 15 Year – $75.00

Distiller: Diageo

A common brand in the foreign market, both I.W. Harper and I.W. Harper 15-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon was brought back to the United States this year.  Those new to Bourbon will enjoy its drinkability at 86 proof and classic perfume style bottle it comes in.  Those who have been drinking Bourbon for a while, should enjoy its slight oakiness and sharp vanilla notes.

Rhetoric 21-Year-Old – $100.00

Distiller: Diageo

The latest Orphan Barrel release from Diageo, is a continuation from last year’s Rhetoric 20-Year-Old Bourbon.  This juice was originally distilled at both the Old and New Bernheim Distillery in Louisville.  Not too many 20+ year Bourbons are on the shelf, so don’t hesitate to buy this one for someone special at $100.

Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 1838 Style White Corn – $100.00

Distiller: Woodford Reserve

This year’s Master’s Collection was designed to honor past distilling pioneers Oscar Crow and James Pepper, by using a recipe that could have been used during their era in the mid 1800’s.  This Bourbon could be polarizing, as the white corn that is substituted for the traditional yellow corn, makes this very sweet tasting on the front end of the palate and the grain dominates the nose.  Folks will either love or hate this years Master’s Collection, which will make it stand out in the crowd during a Bourbon tasting.  If you’re wondering, we love something different, hence approve of this year’s release.

Basil Hayden Drinking Accessories – $400.00

Know the ultimate Basil Hayden fan?  Well, now you know what to get them.  For a limited time, Huckberry.com will be selling a custom pair of Quoddy “Drinking Shoes” that are Basil Hayden branded, along with four leather-wrapped rocks glasses.  All are made from high-end Horween leather in a rich whiskey tint.   The Orphan Barrel Project – $125,000 Know a fanatic for the Orphan Barrel Bourbon releases that Diageo has been rolling out recently from its huge barrel inventory?  If you do and happen to also have 125-grand laying around, then  this gift has your name all over it.  Part of the 2015 Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gift Collection, the Orphan Barrel Project included a custom built bespoke whiskey cabinet that will come filled with 24 bottles of each Orphan Barrel that has been released which include: Old Blowhard 26-Year-Old, Lost Prophet 22-Year-Old, Rhetoric 21-Year-Old and 20-Year-Old, Barterhouse 20-Year-Old and Forged Oak 15-Year-Old.  The recipient of this gift will also be able to take five of their closest friends to the Stitzel-Weller distillery, for a special tasting of potential future Orphan Barrels.  It’s not over.  They’ll then get to create two custom Orphan Barrel Bourbons that will never be bottled for anyone else.

The Orphan Barrel Project – $125,000

Know a fanatic for the Orphan Barrel Bourbon releases that Diageo has been rolling out recently from its huge barrel inventory?  If you do and happen to also have 125-grand laying around, then  this gift has your name all over it.  Part of the 2015 Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gift Collection, the Orphan Barrel Project included a custom built bespoke whiskey cabinet that will come filled with 24 bottles of each Orphan Barrel that has been released which include: Old Blowhard 26-Year-Old, Lost Prophet 22-Year-Old, Rhetoric 21-Year-Old and 20-Year-Old, Barterhouse 20-Year-Old and Forged Oak 15-Year-Old.  The recipient of this gift will also be able to take five of their closest friends to the Stitzel-Weller distillery, for a special tasting of potential future Orphan Barrels.  It’s not over.  They’ll then get to create two custom Orphan Barrel Bourbons that will never be bottled for anyone else.  

Basil Hayden's_Quoddy Gift Set