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internettop40.com follows products & services sold thru online retailers. Some people said you cant buy liquour online and have it delivered, to which we said it depends on what state you live in and we live in Kentucky. So we thought we would include this in our Top40 Ranked lists more information we gathered online and brought it here for you. Most of these whiskeys are expensive and hard to find. If you do find any of them, buy them and if you want to try them come to Louisville, Ky. and Go to The “Silver Dollar” on frankfort ave. best whiskey and rye in all of the land or so they say. I will say they have most of the whiskeys on our list and then some. Any way you cut it, pour it and shoot it Cheers to you! BTW Vote for your favorite and don’t you have to be 21 to drink or purchase these beverage’s We recommend you check your local laws.

#1 Jefferson’s Ocean

Jefferson’s Ocean is bourbon that is uniquely barreled at sea.  The process is thought to replicate many original types of bourbons that were shipped via boat and thus unknowingly aged at sea.  Today the folks at Jefferson take the barrels around the world to 5 different continents, crossing the equator 4 times during the journey.  The bottle I tasted here is from Voyage #3, released in October 2014.

The nose is full of dried fruit with hints of citrus.  The taste is sweet with dried fruit which is balanced by a nice heat and more spice than you would expect from a 90 proof bourbon.  The spice gives way to a sweeter taste in the finish.

All-and-all a good tasting bourbon but tough to taste any noticeable change in flavor profile from the aging at sea.

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#2 Willett 8 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey

The longer aged 8 Year Rye is cask strength and bottled at an 58.3% ABV.  This particular tasting is from the barrel labeled 01A, note that each barrel will have different flavor profiles.

The nose is full of spicy rye with some underlying sweet notes.  The taste is again spicy with fresh hints of mint.  The finish is long, warm and herbal.  As expected it has a much deeper depth of flavor than the younger 2 year sibling.  These specific tasting notes are without adding any water, adding water opens up more of the underlying sweet notes.

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#3 Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition

This particular bottle is from a single barrel, 47-3D; and bottled at barrel proof, 118 proof.

The nose is spicy with a nice amount of orange and a little bit of honey – a very nice overall balance.  The taste is smooth but the spicy with orange flavors shining through.  The finish is long and warm with robust spice notes.

This is a solid bourbon, I look forward to tracking down the 2015 version later this year.

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#4 Johnny Drum Green Label

The Jonny Drum Private Stock is a great bourbon and for the price it is an exceptional bourbon.  Jonny Drum, distilled by Willett, also makes a more entry level Green Label bourbon that is aged for four years.

The nose is spicy with woody hints, you can tell it is a youthful bourbon.  The taste is sweet with a little rye balance.  The finish is smooth with the sweetness shining through.

This is not a bourbon that I would sip neat or on the rock but it is an excellent bourbon for mixing a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned, so mix, shake, pour and enjoy.

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