Till mid-1800s, whiskey typically wasn’t sold in bottles. Rather, it was served up straight from taps put into barrels at pubs, general stores, pharmacies, etc. Then, in 1870, the folks at Old Forester, who was a renowned whiskey brand, started selling them in sealed glass bottles. Hence, they started a trend that would continue up through the present. But the question is what Bottled-in-Bond whiskies are. Basically it is an act of law to ensure the quality of the whisky.
It’s pretty likely that the world will start to see a lot more bottled-in-bond whiskeys popping up in the next few years. Especially from those famous makers, who are best in the business.
Catoctin Creek Rabble Rouser Bottled-In-Bond Rye
The Catoctin Creek’s Rabble Rouser Bottled-in-Bond Rye is a much smoother and gentler drink than its name might suggest. As perfect in classic cocktails as it is on its own, this whiskey has a deep caramel color, both spice and sweetness on the tongue, and a finish that tapers off smoothly without lingering for too long.
Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon
This distilled spirit from Henry McKenna just made some major waves in the whiskey industry. And has made a pretty excellent case for granting it the title of best whiskey of 2019. As an offering from the legendary Heaven Hill distillery, this should come as no surprise.
Kings County Bottled-In-Bond Straight Bourbon
In fact it allows the whiskey inside their bottles speak for itself. Perhaps nowhere is that truer than with their Bottled-in-Bond Straight Bourbon. However, this is an alarming whiskey if there ever was one. Smooth enough to sip neat; the depth of flavors might surprise you for an offering.
New Riff Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon
New Riff is an attractive newer brand that operates on a unique premise: all of their offerings are said to be bottled-in-bond. This bourbon is distilled specifically to meet the stringent rules and regulations laid out by the Bottled-in-Bond Act. On the taste side, this is extremely high-quality bourbon that is just begging to be enjoyed.
McKenzie Bottled-In-Bond Wheaten Bourbon
McKenzie Bottled-In-Bond Wheaten Bourbon is little different from the list of bottle in bond. Because, it features wheat mash, rather than corn, barley, or rye. What that means is that this whiskey has an almost bread-like quality to it. It is light and drinkable but sweet and deep in its flavor.