BOURBON SMASH - 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries; 1 tbsp. sugar; 1 lime wedge; 3 mint leaves; 1/4 cup bourbon; Crushed ice - Chill a glass and place berries, sugar, lime and mint inside. Muddle the ingredients at the bottom. Fill the glass with ice and bourbon and stir.
Knob Creek - 9 year - 100 Proof Oaky nose, smells yummy. Equal taste with a slow swell of a burn but not enough to discard the tannins and woody flavor. This is as close to scotch as bourbon gets. Strong, warm, delicious.
JTS Brown 100 proof. Noteable for being Paul Newman's bourbon in The Hustler. Oaky and hot on the nose, delicious caramel splash on first taste that immediately explodes from front to back. Like setting a fire on your tongue, but one that has flavor. If you like em hot, you'll love this.
Big Ass Bourbon - 90 proof - Under 2 years aged. Small Batch. Surprisingly smooth and sweet for under two years aged and 90 proof. Likely a wheat bourbon. Not as much caramel or vanilla tones as I prefer but damn smooth. Nice bourbon. Distilled in Indiana. Lovely name, of course.
Smooth Ambler Old Scout 10 year. 100 proof. Easy on the nose. Syrupy aroma. Has an immediate feel of a thick, heavy bourbon, but settles nicely. Strong wood flavors with sweet hints. Even burn and nice lingering warmth. Good belly burn to boot.