There are strict laws governing just what a Bourbon must be to be labeled as such. For example, at least 51 percent of the grain used in making the whiskey must be corn (most distillers use 65 to 75 percent corn). Bourbon must be aged for a minimum of two years in new, white oak barrels that have been charred. Nothing can be added at bottling to enhance flavor, add sweetness or alter color. 
Bourbon takes its name from Bourbon County, located in the central Bluegrass region of Kentucky. It was formed from Fayette county in 1785 while still a part of Virginia and named to honor the French Royal Family and was once the major transshipment site for distilled spirits heading down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. Barrels shipped from its ports were stamped with the county's name, and Bourbon and whiskey soon became synonymous. 

See below just some of the highly rated bourbons we carry at The Wine Sellar!

Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir

Buffalo Trace
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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Buffalo Trace Awards!

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled, aged and bottled at the most award-winning distillery in the world. Made from the finest corn, rye and barley malt, this whiskey ages in new oak barrels for years in century old warehouses until the peak of maturity. The taste is rich and complex, with hints of vanilla, toffee and candied fruit. The smooth finish lingers on the palate. This will never change


Angels Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyAngels Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels
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Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon is finished in port wine casks for an award winning spirit.  It’s typically aged for up to 6 years. 

Appearance is gold color laced with reddish amber hues, nearly copper in tone.  On the nose, you’ll detect notes of subtle vanilla, raisins, maple syrup and toasted nuts.  On the palate is vanilla, ripe fruit, maple syrup, toast and bitter chocolate finishing clean and lingering sweetness with a hint of Madeira that slowly fades.


Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Eagle Rare 
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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Eagle Rare Awards

Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. The rareness of this great breed of bourbon is evident in its complex aroma, as well as the smooth and lingering taste. Eagle Rare is a bourbon that lives up to its name with its lofty, distinctive taste experience.

On the nose, it's complex aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak.  The taste is old, dry, oaky flavors with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa.  The finish is dry and lingering.


Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon, a masterful fusion of flavors from seventh-generation distillers, Paul and Steve Beam. It features a hand-picked blend of sweet, spicy, and smoky bourbons, each selected to give this exclusive whiskey a taste that celebrates its deep, family origins.  On the palate, spicy rye with a whisper of dried cherries fading to smoked caramel.

Blade and Bow Blade and Bow BourbonBourbon

Nice notes of red fruit and pit fruit along with notes of caramel, butterscotch, leather, grains and baking spices (anise, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg). Light vegetal underpinning.

On the finish...medium paced with notes of cinnamon toast, vanilla and wood.

James Pepper 1776 BourbonJames Pepper 1776 Bourbon

Established in 1776, at the dawn of the American Revolution, and distilled over 3 family generations through 1958, the Pepper family brand of whiskey is the oldest & most legendary whiskey brand in both Kentucky and American history. 92 Proof - Not Chill-Filtered - Over 38% Rye in the Mash Bill. Rich & Full Bodied, a classic old bourbon; honey, chocolate & toasted oak.



Filibuster Dual Cask BourbonFilibuster Dual Cask Bourbon
92 Points-Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of red fruit and Black fruit notes (Cherry, Black Cherry, Plum are evident in a well-integrated nose of vanilla, spice and caramel.  Taste is caramel, vanilla, and cocoa carry through from entry to exit, with a flash of heat on the end. Spicy notes of Tobacco and toasted oak notes linger.  The finish is elegant, slightly dry, and very long.



Elijah Craig Single Barrell Aged 23 Years Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyElijah Craig Single Barrel
Aged 23 Years
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Oak is definitely the lead aroma out of the glass and it reads as dusty old oak with a touch of varnish. On the nose, Elijah Craig 23 Year Old isn’t just an oak bomb: beyond the oak there’s cinnamon, shortbread cookie, marzipan, and dried orange peel. On the entry, this whiskey also has a little more to offer beyond oak with vanilla, caramel, and cinnamon. The oak spice does ramp up pretty quickly, though, and by the time we get to the midpalate, it’s become undeniably strong oak.


Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 22 Year Old BourbonOrphan Barrel Rhetoric
22 Year Old Bourbon

The mash bill for Rhetoric Whiskey is 86% corn, 8% barley and 6% rye. Beginning with hints of toasted grains, cherries and oak wood, Rhetoric 22-Year-Old tastes of toasted oak and dark chocolate with ripe banana and baking spices of clove and anise, while the finish is long and woody ending with dark chocolate notes.