Winter weather conjures up images of cosy evenings with a warming beverage in hand. American Whiskeys hit all the right notes at this time of year, thanks to their toasty caramel, vanilla, honey and grain flavours and the famous ‘Kentucky Hug’ effect – that warm sensation you feel after a sip of good American Whiskey.

 

The cold is lifting, flowers are in bloom, longer days are heading our way and the promise of warmer weather is in the air, that’s right, spring is officially here. There’s no doubt about it—spring is a time of renewal, there’s a lot to love about this time of year including delicious bourbon cocktails.

 

Bourbon is enjoying an upswing in the premium spirits market with the dispersing notion that the drink is favoured by men only. The question on everyone’s tongues is, are females fuelling the bourbon renaissance?

 

South Africa offers an abundance of juicy citrus fruits, perfect to enjoy in citrus-forward classic cocktails like the Blinker and the Daiquiri. By adding fresh in-season local citrus juices, cocktail lovers can serve up a taste sensation on a sunny day.

 

Jim Beam recently celebrated the filling of its 17 millionth barrel of bourbon since prohibition, and remarkably, noted the filling of one million barrels during 18 months of the pandemic.

 

Jim Beam has achieved a pandemic-era production milestone by filling 1 million barrels during the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

The bourbon giant said it has filled one million barrels since the pandemic began last March.

 

Will the new Basil Hayden Toast appease the whiskey snobs among us?

 
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Don?t deprive yourself of the chance to try this cask-finished bourbon from the Beam Suntory family.