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Bourbon Brands, Age, Proof

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Brands Age* Proof 2 Distiller Comments
1792 Ridgemont Reserve 8 93.7 Sazerac Small batch named for the year Kentucky became a state
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A. H. Hirsch Reserve 16   Made in Pennsylvania. The distillery closed in 1988 so, probably, the last was bottled in 2002. If you come across a bottle, save it. If you get two bottles, open one and send us a report!
Ancient Age 6 90 Sazerac "Rye Recipe" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Ancient Ancient Age 10 86 Sazerac "Rye Recipe" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Aristocrat 4 80 Heaven Hill  
         
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Baker's 7 107 Jim Beam Brands Small Batch
Barclay's        
Basil Hayden's 8 80 Jim Beam Brands Small Batch
Benchmark Old No.8 4 80 Sazerac "Rye Recipe" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Benchmark XO     Single Barrel
Black Maple Hill      
Blackstone American 100 ?   Blaskstone American Bourbon Whiskey probably distributed by Hiram Walker & Sons, Limited, sealed in a tin can with a key twist entry on top, it has a bold "W" trade mark under a crown, I believe it states 100 proof

The can this bourbon is stored in is like the old spam cases with a turn key twist open to gain access, this can has not been opened, the key is missing, however the can itself is in good to fair shape.
Blanton's Single Barrel 93   Single Barrel
Booker's 6 to 8 121-127 Jim Beam Brands Typically 7 y.o. and 126.3 proof
Bourbon Supreme 4 80 Luxco Comes as both a Blended Bourbon and a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Age varies.
Bowman Brothers   Made in Virginia. Also see John J Bowman
Buffalo Trace  
Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection   Barreled in 1987. A few barrels occasionally available. Very rare. Each bottling is different.
Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey 90 Diageo
         
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Cabin Still  
Colonel Lee 80 or 100   Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Corner Creek Reserve 8 88  
Country Gentleman   80 Heaven Hill  
         
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Daniel Stewart  
         
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Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10 90 Sazac "Rye Recipe" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Eagle Rare 17 year old 17 Sazac "Rye Recipe" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Early Times 3 80 Brown-Forman  
Echo Springs  
Elijah Craig 12 94 Heaven Hill
Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 90 Heaven Hill No longer available. Replaced with the 23 year old
Elijah Craig Single Barrel 23 90 Heaven Hill Like to give this a try but it's not currently available in NC. $200/bottle I probably couldn't justify it anyway.
Elmer T. Lee 90   "Rye Recipe" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Evan Williams 1783 10 86 Heaven Hill Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Evan Williams Black Label 7 86 Heaven Hill  
Evan Williams Cherry Reserve   70 Heaven Hill Clear label. Bourbon and Cherry favoring. Sweeter.
Evan Williams Holiday Egg Nog   70 Heaven Hill Bourbon and Egg Nog
Evan Williams Green Label   80 Heaven Hill  
Evan Williams Honey Reserve   70 Heaven Hill Bourbon and Honey is a traditional couch and sore throat remedy. Sometimes with a bit of lemon juice. Anything below 80 proof is technically not a bourbon.
Evan Williams White Label   100 Heaven Hill Limited distribution
Evan Williams Blue Label   107 Heaven Hill Not available in US
Evan Williams Red Label   101 Heaven Hill Not available in US
Evan Williams Vintage 10 86.6 Heaven Hill Vintage. Bottled from a single year's barreling. Age may vary. The 2000 vintage was released in 2010.
Ezra B Single Barrel 99 Luxco Single Barrel
Ezra Brooks 12 Year Japan Export 101 Luxco Only available in Japan
Ezra Brooks 7 Year Japan Export 101 Luxco Only available in Japan
Ezra Brooks Blended Whiskey 80 Luxco
Ezra Brooks KSBW 80 or 100 Luxco Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Ezra Brooks KSBW Export 80 or 100 Luxco Not available in the USA
Ezra Brooks KSBW Japan Export 90 Luxco Only available in Japan
Ezra Brooks Old Ezra Rare Old Sippin' Whiskey Luxco
         
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Fighting Cock 6 103 Heaven Hill
Four Roses Four Roses Distillery The distiller is the Japanese Beer Brewer, Kirin Brewing Co.
Four Roses Black 80 Four Roses Distillery Only available in Japan
Four Roses Limited Edition 2009 Barrel Strength 11 113.8 to 116.9 Four Roses Distillery Barrel Strength simply means the whiskey is not diluted with water when bottled. Since the amount of evaporation varies, so will the proof.
Four Roses Mariage Collection Vintage 107.8 Four Roses Distillery Mariage is French for Marriage and is spelled that way by the distillery on purpose.
Four Roses Single Barrel 100 Four Roses Distillery Available in USA, Europe, and Japan
Four Roses Small Batch 90 Four Roses Distillery Available in USA and Europe. A blend of four four straight Kentucky bourbon whiskeys.
Four Roses Super Premium 86 Four Roses Distillery Only available in Japan
Four Roses Yellow 80 Four Roses Distillery
         
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George T. Stagg KSBW 15  
Green River Whiskey     A Sour Mash Whiskey but not a bourbon. The distillery in Owensboro, KY burned before Prohibition 1919 and they now distill at a new location in Martinsville, Ohio (www.GreenRiverWhiskey.com). Marketed from 1885 until Prohibition as the Whiskey without a Headache and is still available along with the original Mountain Dew he Distilled beginning in 1885 Cheers. Rob McCulloch (semi Retired Master Distiller)
         
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Hancock's Presidents Reserve   Single Barrel
Heaven Hill Heaven Hill
Heaven Hill Very Rare Old 10 100 Heaven Hill Single Barrel. Charcoal Mellowed.
Henry Clay Rare   No longer in production
Henry McKenna 80 Heaven Hill
Henry McKenna Single Barrel 10 100 Heaven Hill
Hirsch Reserve        
Hudson Four Grain Bourbon Whiskey    A non-Kentucky make in New York with Corn, Rye, Wheat and Malted Barley mash.
Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey)   A 100% corn recipe make in New York
         
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I. W. Harper  
         
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J.T.S. Brown  
J.W. Dant  
Jacob's Well  
James E. Pepper  
Jim Beam 4 80 Jim Beam Brands Probably the most common brand to find in a bar.
Jim Beam 7 Year 7 80 Jim Beam Brands
Jim Beam Black 8 86 Jim Beam Brands
Jim Beam Choice 5 80 Jim Beam Brands
Jim Beam Red Stag 4 80 Jim Beam Brands  
Jim Porter   80 Heaven Hill  
John J. Bowman   Made in Virginia. Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Charcoal Filtered – Bottle in Bond. Also see Bowman Brothers.
Johnny Drum 80 and 86  
Johnny Drum Private Stock 101  
         
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Kentucky Delux  
Kentucky Gentleman 4 80, 86 or 100 Sazerac A blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Kentucky Tavern 80 or 100 Sazerac Straight
Kentucky Supreme 80 Heaven Hill
Kentucky Vintage 90  
Knob Creek 9 100 Jim Beam Brands Small batch bourbons
         
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Larceny
(Craig Beam, Master Distiller)
6 ? 92 Heaven Hill Larceny is a small-batch Bourbon that marries the flavor complexities of a higher-proof whiskey with the unmistakable smoothness of a wheated whiskey. Bottled at 92 proof, www.larcenybourbon.com/
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Maker's 46   94 Jim Beam Brands  
Maker's Mark 90 Jim Beam Brands Distillery
Mark Twain  
Mattingly & Moore Heaven Hill
Most Wanted (KS)   A Kansas bourbon.
         
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Noah's Mill 114.3  
         
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Old Bardstown Black Label 8  
Old Bardstown Estate Bottled 101  
Old Bardstown Gold Label 80  
Old Charter 10 year old 10 86 Sazerac
Old Charter 101 101 Sazerac
Old Charter 8 year old 8 80 Sazerac
Old Crow 3 80 Jim Beam Brands
Old Crow Reserve 4 86 Jim Beam Brands  
Old Ezra KSBW 101  
Old Fitzgerald  
Old Forester
4 86 Brown-Forman
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 12 97 Brown-Forman Proof varies e.g. The 2009 vintage is 97 proof since it was barreled in 1997.
Old Forester Classic 86 Proof 4 86 Brown-Forman
Old Forester Signature 100 Brown-Forman
Old Grand-Dad 4 80 or 100 Jim Beam Brands Bottled in Bond
Old Kentucky  
Old Kentucky Straight  
Old Rip Van Winkle Family Selection 23 114  
Old Rip Van Winkle Handmade Bourbon
10 107  
Old Rogue  
Old Taylor 6 80 Sazerac
Old Van Winkle 10  
Old Weller 7 107 Sazerac
         
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Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15 15 107   Wheat
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 20 94   Wheat
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 23 95.6   Wheat
Parker's Heritage Collection  
Prichard's Sweet Lucy   70 Prichards' Distillery  
Pure Kentucky  
Pure Kentucky XO   101  
         
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Rebel Reserve 4 90.6 Luxco  
Rebel Yell   80 Luxco
Rock Hill Farms Single-Barrel 100  
Rowan's Creek 100.1  
Russell's Reserve 10 90   Rye
         
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Sam Houston  
Sam Cougar   Made in Indiana for export only.
         
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T.W. Samuels 80 Heaven Hill
Ten High 80 Sazerac
Tom Moore 4 80 and 100  
Town Branch   80 Alltech Brewing and Distilling Company

The name is taken from the steam of the same name that runs under downtown Lexington, KY. The bourbon was first released in October of 2011. Alltech broke ground for the distillery in September of 2011.

A reader's review:

Very "oaky" and smooth, Nice aroma of "oak" and a hint of "char" , good grain flavor and nice medium finish. Need to find the age of this "new to the market Bourbon".

         
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Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 90.4   "Wheat"
Very Old Barton 6 80, 86, 90, 100 6 80, 86, 90, 100   Straight
Vintage Bourbon 17  
Virgin Bourbon 7 101 Heaven Hill  
         
Virginia Gentleman 6 90 6 90   Rye
Virginia Gentleman 4 80 Sazerac
         
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W.L. Weller 12   KSBW Wheat
W.L. Weller 170 Antique 7 100   KSBW Wheat
W.L. Weller Centennial 10 100   KSBW Wheat
W.L. Weller Special Reserve 7 107   KSBW Wheat
Wathen's  
Wild Turkey   101 Skyy Spirits
Wild Turkey 12 year old 12 101 Skyy Spirits
Wild Turkey 8 year old 8 101 Skyy Spirits
Wild Turkey 80 80 Skyy Spirits
Wild Turkey 86.8 83.8 Skyy Spirits Available in Australia and New Zealand
Wild Turkey American Honey 71 Skyy Spirits Bourbon and Honey is a traditional couch and sore throat remedy. Sometimes with a bit of lemon juice. Anything below 80 proof is technically not a bourbon. Light on the honey, Make your own to your taste.
Wild Turkey American Spirit 18 99 Skyy Spirits
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit 101 Skyy Spirits
Wild Turkey Rare Breed 108.4 Skyy Spirits A blend of 6, 8, and 12 year old varieties and bottled at barrel proof.
Willett  
William Larue Weller   Uncut and unfiltered KSBW
Woodford Reserve   86.5 to 90.4 Brown-Forman Small batch. Labrot & Graham Distillery
Woodstone Creek   Ohio.
         
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* All bourbon must be aged at least 2 years. If the age isn't specified it probably close to 2 years old. Generally if it's aged for 4 or more years it will be specified on the label.

2. US proof is twice the percent of alcohol by volume. Canada and the EU use a different method. An brand listed at less than 80 proof is technically a Liqueur and not Bourbon.

Both Age and Proof can vary between States and at the whim of the distiller.