Saturday, January 23, 2010

New arrivals: Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit, Rare Breed

Wild Turkey originally began as a wholesale grocer called Austin Nichols in 1855. In 1869 they opened their first distillery then called the Ripy Family Distillery. Their reputation as a premium Bourbon producer began to grow over the next few decades, culminating in its selection to represent Kentucky in the 1893 world's fair. Many years later, post prohibition, a group of wild turkey hunters tried some of the Bourbon brought by one of the distillery's executives. It became such a favorite they asked if he could bring that "Wild Turkey" Bourbon along on each annul hunt. As a tribute to his friend's good taste the Wild Turkey brand was formed in 1940.

Here are some of the fantastic Wild Turkey Bourbons you can find at Health Spirits:

 -Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel Bourbon:  Hand selected at the peak of maturity this rich full bodied bourbon shows a complex layering of vanilla, almonds, honey, toffee, blackberries and leather.

-Rare Breed Barrel Proof Bourbon: A unique blending of 6, 8, and 12 year old bourbons. This ultra smooth bourbon has flavors of caramel, orange, mint, sweet tobacco, roasted nuts, hot peppers and whole wheat bread.

-Russell's Reserve 10 year Bourbon: Show casing what the master distiller believes to be a "wonderful stage of maturity for a bourbon" we have this 10 year entry. Rich notes of vanilla, toffee, oak, almonds, chilli peppers, cumin and leather.

-Russell's Reserve 6 year Rye: A bright and robust rye offering with notes of caramel, toffee, pepper corns, chillies and cedar.

-Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon: Jimmy Russell likens his 101 bourbon to a great soup, low and slow is key. In this case the bourbon is distilled closer to bottling proof, which retains more of the flavor and doesn't require as much dilution. Notes of honey, caramel, vanilla and oranges with a spicy kick at the end.

Come and get it!


Saturday, January 9, 2010

San Francisco's Best Bourbon Shop

Welcome to Healthy Spirits Bourbon Blog. Here we will be keeping you up to date on the lastest Bourbon arrivals at our store, feature a special Bourbon every month and do our best to explain and inform you about everything Bourbon! For starters here's a list of everything we carry to date:

Pappy Van Winkle's 23yr Bourbon 
Pappy Van Winkle's 20yr Bourbon
Pappy Van Winkle's 15yr Bourbon
Pappy Van Winkle's 23yr Glassware and Decanter set 

Van Winkle Special Reserve 12yr Bourbon
Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr barrel proof Bourbon
WoodFord Reserve Master's Collection 

Parker's Heritage Golden Anniversary Collection
George T. Stagg barrel proof 16yr Bourbon
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac 7yr barrel proof Rye Whiskey
W. L. Weller 15yr barrel proof Wheat Bourbon
Eagle Rare 17yr Bourbon
Eagle Rare 10yr Single Barrel
Sazerac 18yr Rye Whiskey  currently out of stock
Sazerac 6yr Rye Whiskey
Old Petrero Straight Rye Whiskey
Old Petrero 18th Century Style Rye Whiskey (uncharred oak barrels)
Old Petrero Hotaling's 14yr Single Malt
Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon
Jefferson's Reserve Very Old Small Batch Bourbon
Jefferson's Very Small Batch Bourbon
Sam Houston Rare Old Bourbon
Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon
Elijah Craig 18yr Single Barrel Bourbon
Elijah Craig 12yr Bourbon
Russell's Reserve Small Batch 10yr Bourbon
Russell's Reserve Small Batch 6yr Rye Whiskey
Ezra B. Single Barrel 12yr Bourbon
Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon
WoodFord Reserve Kentucky Derby 134 Bourbon
WoodFord Reserve Distiller's Select Bourbon
Old Pogue Master's Select Bourbon
Michter's Small Batch Bourbon
Michter's Single Barrel Rye Whiskey
Baker's Small Batch 7yr Bourbon
Basil Hayden 8yr Bourbon
Booker's True Barrel Bourbon Wooden Box Set
Hirsch Selction 20yr American Whiskey (Bourbon Mash)
Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon
Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Henry McKenna Single Barrel 10yr Bourbon
Old Forester Birthday Reserve Bourbon
Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Double Barreled

Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Maker's Mark Bourbon

Hudson Baby Bourbon
Hudson Four Grain Bourbon
Hudson Manhattan Rye
1792 Ridgemont Reserve Barrel Select 8yr
Knob Creek Small Batch 9yr
Bulleit Bourbon
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Whiskey

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Bourbon
Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon
Fighting Cock 6yr Bourbon
Old Overholt Rye Whiskey