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Searching for the world's best drinks and what makes them extraordinary.

Searching for the world's best drinks and what makes them extraordinary. EZdrinking is a drinks blog by Eric Zandona that focuses on distilled spirits, wine, craft beer and specialty coffee. Here you can find reviews of drinks, drink books, articles about current & historical trends, as well as how to make liqueurs, bitters, and other spirit based drinks at home.

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Exploring Bottled in Bond Whiskey

Not that long ago I read Bernie Lubbers' book Bourbon Whiskey - Our Native Spirit.  In the book he wrote fondly of bonded bourbon whiskey.  For those unfamiliar with the term bonded whiskey, also labeled as bottled in bond, refers to whiskey that has been: aged for at least 4 years, bottled at exactly 100 proof (50% alcohol), the product of one single distillery, and the product of one distilling season. To be honest, before reading his book, I hadn't thought much of bonded whiskeys. Most of what I saw seemed to occupy the bottom shelf in the liquor store or back bar of my local watering holes so I assumed they weren't as good as the whiskeys higher up on the shelf.  But, as I discovered in my blind tasting of inexpensive whiskies, price and enjoyment are not always correlated.

Inspired by Bernie's passion for bottled in bond whiskeys I've decided to search them out and allow myself to have an open mind.  According to Bernie's website there are now 17 commercially available bonded whiskeys, up from 13 just three years ago, and two others only available at the Jim Beam Visitor Center and the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center.

To the best of my knowledge all of these Bottled in Bond Whiskeys are available for retail purchase somewhere in the US. Updated: 7/3/16, 12/30/17, 06/12/19

California

Spirit Works Distillery

  1. Wheat Whiskey B.I.B.

Colorado

Laws Whiskey House

  1. A.D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon B.I.B.

  2. A.D. Laws Secale Straight Rye B.I.B.

Spirit Hound Distillers

  1. Straight Malt Whiskey B.I.B.

Georgia

Old Fourth Distillery

  1. B.I.B. Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Kentucky

Brown-Forman

  1. Old Forester 1897 B.I.B.

  2. Early Times B.I.B.

Heaven Hill Distilleries

  1. Old Heaven Hill B.I.B.

  2. Heaven Hill 6 Year Old B.I.B.

  3. Evan Williams B.I.B

  4. Rittenhouse Rye B.I.B.

  5. Mellow Corn B.I.B.

  6. Old Fitzgerald B.I.B. (Discontinued)

  7. Old Fitzgerald B.I.B (Decanter Spring)

  8. Old Fitzgerald B.I.B (Decanter Fall)

  9. J.W. Dant B.I.B.

  10. J.T.S. Brown B.I.B.

  11. T.W. Samuels B.I.B.

  12. Henry McKenna 10yr Single Barrel B.I.B.

  13. William Heavenhill B.I.B. (Bourbon Heritage Center Only)

Jim Beam

  1. Jim Beam Bonded B.I.B.

  2. Old Grand Dad B.I.B.

  3. Old Tub B.I.B (only at Beam Visitor Center)

New Rift Distilling

  1. Bourbon B.I.B.

  2. Rye Whiskey B.I.B.

Sazerac Company: Buffalo Trace Distillery

  1. Very Old Barton 6 Year Old B.I.B.

  2. Colonel E. H. Taylor Small Batch B.I.B.

  3. Colonel E.H. Taylor Straight Rye B.I.B.

  4. Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel B.I.B.

  5. 1792 B.I.B. Bourbon

The Old Pogue Distillery

  1. Old Maysville Club B.I.B. Kentucky Straight Rye Malt Whisky

Wilderness Trail Distillery

  1. Small Batch Bourbon B.I.B.

  2. Bourbon Single Barrel B.I.B.

Willett Distillery

  1. Old Bardstown B.I.B.

New York

Coppersea Spirits

  1. Bonticou Crag Straight Malt Rye Whiskey B.I.B.

Breuckelen Distilling

  1. 77 Whiskey Bonded Rye

  2. 77 Whiskey Bonded Rye & Corn

Finger Lakes Distilling

  1. McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey B.I.B.

Kings County Distillery

  1. B.I.B Straight Bourbon Whiskey

New York Distilling Company

  1. Ragtime Rye B.I.B.

Ohio

Tom's Foolery Distillery

  1. Ohio Straight Bourbon B.I.B.

Oregon

Oregon Spirit Distillers

  1. B.I.B. Bourbon Whiskey

  2. B.I.B. Wheat Whiskey

  3. J. Becher Straight American Rye Whiskey B.I.B.

Pennsylvania

Mountain Laurel Spirits

  1. Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Straight Rye Whiskey B.I.B.

Wigle Whiskey

  1. Deep Cut B.I.B. Organic Straight Rye Whiskey

Tennessee

Brown-Forman

  1. Jack Daniels B.I.B. (Travel Retail Only)

Diageo: Cascade Hollow Distillery

  1. George Dickel TN Whisky B.I.B.

H Clark Distillery

  1. Tennessee Bourbon B.I.B.

Virginia

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

  1. Rabble Rouser® Bottled In Bond Rye Whisky