A Journey into Bourbon Whiskey
Join us as we embark on an exciting exploration of our current favourite bourbon whiskies. As ardent whisky enthusiasts, we are enamoured by the intricate flavours, velvety textures, and captivating aromas that define these exceptional spirits. Join us on this delightful journey as we raise our glasses in celebration of the bourbon whiskies that have captured our hearts, tantalising our palates and igniting our passion for the golden elixir.
Mark Twain - Bourbon enthusiast.
Our current favourite Bourbon Whiskies
These are our current favourite bourbon whiskies, representing the epitome of excellence in their craft. Michter's, Rebel, and Woodford Reserve have captured our hearts with their distinct flavours, impeccable craftsmanship, and a commitment to the art of bourbon making. Each sip of these exceptional spirits takes us on a journey of exquisite taste and unparalleled enjoyment.
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Our Favourite Classic Cocktails
Here are our favourite 3 classic cocktails featuring Rifter's Gin - the Breakfast Martini, G&T, and Negroni. Each of these drinks has a unique flavour profile and history that makes them stand out.
Click on your favourite cocktail to learn more about its ingredients, history, and how to make it. Cheers to classic cocktails!
Gin & Tonic
Michter's Bourbon Whiskey is a brand that exudes craftsmanship and attention to detail. Established in Pennsylvania in the 1750s, Michter's has a long and storied history in the world of whiskey. Their commitment to quality is evident in every bottle they produce.
Michter's Bourbon is known for its rich and complex flavour profile. With a focus on small-batch production, they meticulously select the finest grains and age their bourbon in charred American white oak barrels. This process results in a smooth, full-bodied whiskey with notes of caramel, vanilla, and spice.
Michter's has gained a reputation for consistently delivering exceptional bourbon, making it a beloved choice among whiskey enthusiasts and connoisseurs worldwide. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a classic cocktail, Michter's Bourbon Whiskey is a true testament to the artistry and tradition of American whiskey-making.
Bourbon Cocktail Recipe #1
50 ml Premium Bourbon
Dash of Walnut Bitters
150 ml East Imperial Dry Ginger Ale
Garnish: Brambles / Blackberries
Build in a chilled stemless wine glass, add a dash of walnut bitters then stir gently. Top with East Imperial Dry Ginger Ale and garnish with 3 blackberries.
Looking to try Michter's?
Then look no further than these fine establishments:
- Hawthorn Lounge, Wellington
- Deadshot, Ponsonby
- Lodge Bar & Dining, Auckland & Queenstown
- Wonder Horse, Hamilton
- Tokki, Milford - Auckland
Rebel Bourbon is a captivating brand that embodies a rebellious and adventurous approach to bourbon whisky. Hailing from Kentucky, Rebel pushes boundaries and challenges conventions with its innovative expressions while staying true to the rich traditions of bourbon-making.
With its distinct flavour profile, Rebel Bourbon stands out in the crowded whisky landscape. It offers a range of expressions that cater to different tastes, from their flagship Rebel Straight Bourbon to special limited edition releases. Each bottle is carefully crafted to deliver a smooth and balanced experience, with notes of caramel, oak, and subtle spice that tantalise the palate.
Rebel Bourbon captures the spirit of those who dare to go against the grain and embrace their individuality. It appeals to whisky enthusiasts who seek bold flavours and unique expressions that break free from the norm. Whether savoured neat or enjoyed in imaginative cocktails, Rebel Bourbon invites you to embrace the rebel within and embark on an exciting bourbon journey that defies expectations.
Bourbon Cocktail Recipe #2
50 ml Premium Bourbon
Dash of Orange Bitters
150 ml East Imperial Yuzu Lemonade
Garnish: Fresh Lime Slices
Add bourbon, bitters & East Imperial Yuzu Lemonade to a highball glass. Pack with cubed ice and garnish with fresh lime slice.
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey is a distinguished brand that epitomises the artistry and craftsmanship of American bourbon. Situated in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass Region, Woodford Reserve distillery upholds a rich heritage that dates back to the early 1800s. Renowned for their meticulous attention to detail, Woodford Reserve produces bourbon that embodies elegance, complexity, and a true sense of tradition.
Crafted using traditional methods, Woodford Reserve Bourbon undergoes a meticulous production process, from carefully selecting the finest grains to ageing the whisky in charred oak barrels. The result is a bourbon of exceptional quality with a rich, full-bodied character and a smooth, long-lasting finish. Woodford Reserve is known for its balanced flavour profile, showcasing notes of dried fruit, vanilla, toasted oak, and a hint of spice. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the base for classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Woodford Reserve Bourbon is a testament to the timeless art of bourbon-making.
Woodford Reserve's commitment to excellence has garnered numerous accolades, solidifying its reputation as one of the premier bourbon brands in the world. With a combination of tradition, innovation, and unwavering dedication to quality, Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey continues to captivate whisky enthusiasts with its timeless charm and exceptional taste.
Bourbon Cocktail Recipe #3
Fuisce & Tonic
50 ml Premium Bourbon
Dash of Chocolate Bitters
150 ml East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic Water
Garnish: Fresh Orange Slice
Add bourbon, bitters & tonic water to a chilled highball glass. Pack with cubed ice and garnish with a slice of fresh orange.
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