Craving a cold glass of bourbon this weekend? The Melbourne Wine Store carries all your favourite bourbons available to buy online, from the standards like Jack Daniels and Jim Beam, to top-shelf items like Woodford Reserve.
If you’re keen on big, bold and warming whiskeys that burst on the palate, Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a favourable choice. With more than a decade of distilling experience under his belt, Jimmy Russell’s iconic bourbon is matured in heavily charred casks under the Kentucky sun.
For a more refined taste, we recommend Woodford Reserve. You’ll be met with rich dried fruit aromas along with hints of mint and orange, tobacco spice and faint vanilla on the nose. Woodford’s flavour is best described as rich, chewy, rounded and smooth – followed by a silky smooth finish with a prolonged warm tail.
Any selection from our range of bourbon whiskeys online makes the perfect gift – either for someone else or for yourself! Depending where you live, The Melbourne Wine Store can even arrange same-day delivery right to your door.
Bourbon whiskey vs. scotch whisky
If you’re a fan of scotch and you’re considering trialling a few bourbons to see how they compare, here’s a brief guide to the subtle nuances between the two heart-warming spirits.
While bourbon typically delivers sweeter and mellower flavours to the palate (i.e. vanilla, oak and caramel), your tastebuds will be met with a sharper and more distinct flavour from scotch. There’s also much more variety in the aromas and flavours that a bottle of scotch will provide, depending on whether it’s single-malt or blended, peated or unpeated and so on.
To enhance your bourbon experience, try pairing your next glass with grilled steak, pan-seared salmon, bacon-wrapped sweet potatoes or chocolate mousse, if it’s dessert time.
Fun facts about bourbon whiskey
While 95% of the world’s bourbon is distilled in Kentucky (aka the “Bluegrass State”), there’s no law that states the spirit must be produced there.
By law, bourbon barrels can only be used once.
There are more barrels of bourbon in Kentucky USA than there are people.
Where to buy quality bourbon online
The Melbourne Wine Store carries an eclectic range of bourbon whisky – some of our bestsellers are Woodford Reserve, Maker’s Mark and Jack Daniels. Shop with us in person at our boutique store on St Kilda Road near Fawkner Park, or shop online and we’ll arrange home delivery. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our friendly team on (03) 9820 8889 and we’ll be happy to help.