The Bourbon Family Tree (via GQ): Kentuckians like to tell you that 95 percent of the world's bourbon comes from their state. What they won't tell you is that pretty much every last drop of that bourbon comes from a handful of conglomerate distilleries. Chart excerpted from The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining.
Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year The #1 rated Bourbon Whiskey in the world with a 99 out of 100 rating by the World Spirits Championship. This bourbon is aged 20 years and bottled at 90.4 proof for a wonderfully smooth and rich profile. Pappy Van Winkle was a true character and like its namesake, this bourbon whiskey is full of character – quite a remarkable whiskey.
Eagle Rare bourbon 90 proof. Rare was originally a 101-proof ten-year old Kentucky Eagle Rare was among the last new bourbon brands introduced prior to the current era of 'small-batch bourbons'. The Sazerac Company, an American family owned producer and importer based in New Orleans Buffalo Trace Distillery. 6/7/14 having my first sip at the Peabody in Memphis. It is charred oak barrel with a sweet taste and a little burn the first sip then mellows out.