Bitter Pops Taproom Whiskey Menu

BOURBON

Weller Special Reserve Bourbon Whiskey

  • Proof | 90
    Origin | Kentucky
  • From the Distiller | The Original Wheated Bourbon Whiskey features an exceptionally smooth taste, substituting wheat for rye grain. Bottled at 90 proof, this bourbon stands out with its burnt orange color. Its softer flavor notes make this bourbon great for sipping or making cocktails.
  • Tasting Notes | A sweet nose with a presence of caramel. Tasting notes of honey, butterscotch, and a soft woodiness. It's smooth, delicate and calm. Features a smooth finish with a sweet honeysuckle flair.

E.H Taylor Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • Proof | 100
    Origin | Kentucky

  • From the Distiller | As founding father of the bourbon industry, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. left an indelible legacy. His dedication to distilling began at the close of the Civil War when he purchased O.F C. Distillery. There, he developed innovative techniques that are still in use today. Made by hand, this Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey has been aged inside century old warehouses constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrels are evaluated and selected to create a perfect blend of distinctive character that is like no other. This bourbon is a true sipping bourbon that honors the uncompromising legacy of E.H. Taylor, Jr.
  • Tasting Notes | Tastes of caramel corn sweetness, mingled with butterscotch and licorice. The aftertaste is a soft mouth-feel that turns into subtle spices of pepper and tobacco.

E.H Taylor Barrel Proof Uncut & Unfiltered

  • Proof | 127.3
    Origin | Kentucky
  • From the Distiller | Crafted from hand-selected barrels, this bourbon is bottled directly from the barrel; uncut and unfiltered at more than 125 proof. It reflects the way whiskey was produced in the days before Prohibition, when Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was the owner of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Drawn from barrels aged in warehouses constructed over a century ago under Taylor's watchful eye, the taste is smooth, yet powerful and uncompromising, just like its namesake.
  • Tasting Notes | The aroma of cooked berries meets the nose, followed by a rich caramel and slightly floral smell. The taste is bold and full of spice that fills the mouth with a distinct flavor of toasty vanilla, dried oak and pepper. The finish is long and satisfying with a powerful rye character and lingering hints of fruit.

Eagle Rare 10 Year Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • Proof | 90
    Origin | Kentucky

  • From the Distiller | Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. Every barrel is discriminately selected to offer consistent flavor but with a seemingly individual personality. Eagle Rare is a bourbon that lives up to its name with its lofty, distinctive taste experience.
  • Tasting Notes | The nose is complex, with aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak. The taste is bold, dry and delicate with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa. The finish is dry and lingering.

Hancock’s President’s Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • Proof | 88.9
    Origin | Kentucky

  • From the Distiller | This Single Barrel Bourbon is deep amber in color, the nose is light and sweet, with traces of mango and papaya. The body is full, and the palate shows a nice, if simple, balance of honey, clover, a slight fruitiness, and a dash of spices. The finish is long and warm.

Blanton’s Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • Proof | 93
    Origin | Kentucky

  • From the Distiller | In the winter of 1881, Albert Bacon Blanton was born into one of the first families of bourbon history. At the age of sixteen, he started work in the Distillery as an office boy and quickly became a leading pioneer in the development of bourbon. From the time he was made company president in 1921 until his retirement in 1952, his Distillery expanded from 44 to 144 buildings to become the largest Distillery of its day. During that period Colonel Blanton created his very special and limited supply of bourbon - his private reserve - handpicked and stored in what now is known as the famous Warehouse H. Although Colonel Blanton died in the spring of 1959, his legacy lives on. Introduced in 1984, Blanton’s namesake bourbon was the first ever Single Barrel Bourbon sold commercially. The Single Barrel Bourbon is the first of its kind.
  • Tasting Notes | A deep, satisfying nose of nutmeg and spices. Powerful dry vanilla notes in harmony with hints of honey amid strong caramel and corn. A medium finish composed of returning corn and nutmeg flavors.

Willett Family Potstill Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • Proof | 94
    Origin | Kentucky

  • Tasting Notes | Nose is vanilla lemon cake. The palate is a balance of caramel, vanilla, spices and citrus.

Calumet Farm 15 year Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • Proof | 105
    Origin | Kentucky

  • From the Distiller | Calumet Farm Single Rack Black 15 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey is the pinnacle of the Calumet Farm Bourbon family. It represents the premium quality our brand is known for, as well as the hard-earned badge of patience. Allowing our bourbon to age slowly in Kentucky-only rick houses is a testament to doing things the right way - the way bourbon should be done. All barrels used to craft these rare batches are aged in a single, center cut rack. This expression of the Calumet Farm Bourbon family is our most aged and highest proof to date. It is Non-Chill Filtered for added depth of character and color.
  • Tasting Notes | Deep amber throughout with shimmering highlights of copper and sun-yellow. Bold flavors of oak, aged spice and toasted grains are present while toffee and a subtle smoky-sweetness roll across the palate. Finish: a lingering finish mellows, leaving sweet tobacco and rye flavors with a slightly dry mouth feel.

Heaven's Door Redbreast Bourbon

  • Proof | 100
    Origin | Kentucky

  • From the Distiller | This first ever such collaboration for both brands was created in tandem by Master Blenders, Ryan Perry of Heaven’s Door and Billy Leighton of Redbreast Irish Whiskey and has been aptly named, “The Master Blenders’ Edition”. Marrying the best of American and Irish whiskey,
  • Tasting Notes | Full and complex- body by way of Rich Ripe Fruit, Red Apples, Figs & Dates, as well as an unmistakable nutty note of Marzipan and Ground Nut, especially in the finish.

Old Elk Small Batch #2

  • Proof | 105
    Origin | Colorado

  • From the Distiller | Old Elk Sour Mash Reserve is crafted with experience, passion and zero compromises. Our distillers took our award-winning flagship high-malt mash bill, and began the journey to discover what would chnge if we experiemented with a different yeast. Our travels resulted in the unique Strait Bourbon Whiskey held in this bottle. The robust foundation that is our flagship high-malt mash bill anchors the heady complexities from the unique yeast. The result is a thirty barrel small batch whiskey that transports you. We hope you sip back, relax and enjoy.
  • Tasting Notes | The flavors crescendo, with a brief eruption of baking spice and chocolatey caramel notes. The mild intensity quickly dissipates, leaving traces of brown sugar and maple syrup sweetness against rye spice.

Joseph Magnus Bourbon

  • Proof | 100
    Origin | Indiana

  • From the Distiller | A marriage of straight bourbon whiskey aged in white oak barrels and finished in Oloroso sherry, Pedro Ximénez sherry, and cognac casks.
  • Tasting Notes | Rich deep flavors with notes of orange citrus, dried dark fruits, and vanilla

Murray Hill Bourbon

  • Proof | 103
    Origin | Indiana

  • From the Distiller | A true bourbon blend crafted using the same techniques Joseph Magnus used to create this original pre-Prohibition spirit more than 100 years ago. Artfully marries 18 and 11-year-old bourbon with 9-year-old light whiskey to deliver notes of butterscotch, honey, toffee, autumnal baking spices, vanilla, and char, with a hint of black pepper that lingers through a softly spiced and toasted finish.
  • Tasting Notes | Toasty, buttery notes of vanilla and char, with layers of spiced, dried fruits through the finish

Booker's Small Batch Bourbon

  • Proof | 127.9
    Origin | Kentucky

  • From the Distiller | The batch is made up of barrels from three production dates that were aged in six different rackhouse locations. The deep rich color of Tagalong Batch comes from the mid-to-high rackhouse floor locations where these barrels have matured. With pronounced aromas of caramel and vanilla, balanced with the “sweet brown” wood sugar flavor notes from the charred white oak barrels, this batch carries a bold flavor with a surprisingly clean finish - making you want to come back for another sip.
  • Tasting Notes | Aromas of vanilla, caramel and “sweet brown” wood sugar flavorsTaste: Unique, yet unmistakably Booker’s® BourbonFinish: Pleasant, warm finish, both sweet and spicySipping Suggestions: Sip neat or with water to open up the flavors

Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend Bourbon

  • Proof | 127.9
  • From the Distiller | Artfully blended to enjoy with a fine cigar. A combination of award-winning Joseph Magnus Bourbon and 11 and 18-year-old whiskeys to assume bold, rich aromas of tobacco, spice, leather, vanilla, blanched almonds, and toffee. The Armagnac cask finish lends fruity notes of fig, prune, and dried apricot.
  • Tasting Notes | Bold, rich aromas of tobacco, spice, vanilla, fig, prunes, and dried fruit

Copper Tongue Orphan Barrel

  • Proof | 89.8
    Origin | Tennessee

  • From the Distiller | Copper Tongue hails from the historic Cascade Hollow Distillery in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Nestled in a beautiful valley next to a spring fed creek, Cascade Hollow’s unique style is inspired by both American and Scotch whiskies, bringing together traditions of each craft. Copper Tongue has a surprising mellowness uncommon of a cask strength 16-year-old straight bourbon whiskey.
  • Tasting Notes | Aromas of almond and toffee give way to reveal a delicate floral perfume. The palette offers a surprising softness with juicy bursts of candied orange and hints of cedar that carry through to the long finish.

Elmer T. Lee

  • Proof | 90
    Origin | Kentucky 

  • From the Distiller | Named after Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee, this whiskey is hand selected and bottled to the taste and standards which were set forth by Elmer T. Lee himself. Perfectly balanced and rich, as declared by the man who knew how great bourbon should taste.
  • Tasting Notes | The nose brings notes of clove, vanilla, and old leather. The flavor balances fruit, honey and vanilla with a light spiciness. A long and warm finish.

Larceny Barrel Proof

  • Proof | 121
    Origin | Kentucky 

  • From the Distiller | Whiskey of the year 2020. Barrel Proof beat out hundreds of whiskeys from around the world in a blind taste test conducted by the best palates in the industry.
  • Tasting Notes | Rich molasses coats the tongue, with notes of fig and hazelnut

Kentucky Owl Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • Proof | 118.8
    Origin | Kentucky 
  • From the Distiller | Every batch of Kentucky Owl Straight Bourbon Whiskey encompasses its artisan traditions and heritage from Charles M. Dedman, using modern-world techniques to ensure the product remains outstanding, through the of time. 
  • Tasting Notes | Notes of gardenia, banana bread, toasty sourdough bread crust, and red apple on the nose. The taste is of graham crackers, citrus, toffee, and muted sweet cinnamon spice, balanced with white grape notes, and a hint of cayenne on the finish.

Few Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • Proof | 93
    Origin | Illinois 
  • From the Distiller | This three-grain Straight Bourbon recipe unabashedly infuses generations of southern tradition with the spiciness of Northern Rye and a touch of malt for smoothness. Handcrafted in small batches and aged in charred oak barrels, it is a straight bourbon of uncommon complexity. 
  • Tasting Notes | Cloves, vanilla and caramel form a rich and spicy aroma

Stellum Bourbon

  • Proof | 114.9
    Origin | Kentucky 
  • From the Distiller | Stellum Bourbon finds its flavor in the tension of three Indiana Bourbon mash bills, two of which are high-rye, with the third being almost exclusively corn. Older barrels from both Kentucky and Tennessee are folded in slowly, through a multi-step blending process. This brings added layers of depth and complexity, ultimately allowing us to round out a uniquely Stellum flavor profile.
  • Tasting Notes | The spiciness of the palate carries over into the finish with candied ginger and more black pepper before slowly fading into a syrupy sweet honey.

Whiskeys are limited and availability is subject to change.

RYE

E.H Taylor Straight Rye Whiskey

  • Proof | 100
    Origin | Kentucky

  • From the Distiller | Straight Rye Whiskey has experienced a strong resurgence in the American whiskey landscape, yet Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was making this style more than 100 years ago. This small batch, Bottled-in-Bond 100 proof straight rye whiskey, pays tribute to the former Distillery owner with a unique rye whiskey reminiscent of days long past.
  • Tasting Notes | An altogether different recipe and profile than Sazerac Rye, this recipe contains just rye and malted barley, no corn. The result is an aroma full of dried fruit, black pepper, and a touch of fresh dill. A small sip brings an array of flavors both sweet and savory with a terrific balance of dark spices and subtle caramel overtones. The finish is especially pleasing with an oaky dryness that lingers just long enough.

Willett Straight Rye Whiskey

  • Proof | 101.2
    Origin | Kentucky

  • From the Distiller | The barrels that went into this small batch combined to make an amazing drinker.
  • Tasting Notes | A robust rye with dark cherry, burnt vanilla, and spices for days. It's a delicious rye with a weighty mouthfeel. The finish is long and the spices dominate this batch, while the cherry does punch its way through to the surface.

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Full Proof Straight Rye Whiskey

  • Proof | 130.9
    Origin | Tennessee

  • From the Distiller | This historic creation marries the smoothness of Jack Daniel’s with a unique 70% rye grain bill. Complex flavors of ripe fruit mingle with light toasted oak notes to create a taste rich with spice and a pleasant lingering finish. This is a big, bold rye that does not overpower.

Kentucky Owl 10 Year Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #4

  • Proof | 112.8
    Origin | Kentucky

  • From the Distiller | The Last Rye is the fourth and final release of this premium series, a 112.8-proof blend of Kentucky straight rye that has spent 10 to 13+ years in new charred oak barrels.

Little Book Chapter 5 "The Invitation"

  • Proof | 116.8
    Origin | Kentucky 
  • From the Distiller | This year’s release is both a prompt to fans of American whiskey, as well as a reflection on Freddie’s experience blending and innovating chapters of Little Book over the last five years. Little Book Chapter 5: “The Invitation” invites whiskey fans to explore new and interesting blends, ages and flavors in the ever-evolving world of whiskey, specifically from the Beam family. The Invitation offers a chance for any curious drinker to expand their palette - both seasoned connoisseurs and newcomers alike. The year’s release is also Freddie’s personal reflection on the diverse influences that have shaped his style as a distiller, leading him to create a diverse, yet cohesive, story for Little Book over the years. In addition to the spirit of curiosity and exploration that inspires the Little Book Whiskey series, each annual release features a blend of uncut and unfiltered1 liquid streams carefully chosen by Freddie Noe himself and meticulously blended until it meets his vision. Each liquid brings something unique to the final whiskey.
  • Tasting Notes | Flavors of caramel and toasted bread, with brown sugar undertones and a touch of sweetness.

Whiskeys are limited and availability is subject to change.

Tequila

Don Julio 1942 Primavera

  • Proof | 80
    Origin | Mexico

  • From the Distiller | Introducing Tequila Don Julio Primavera – A Limited Edition. In his true innovative spirit, Don Julio González was a pioneer in creating ultra premium tequila and believed reposado tequila was tequila at its finest. Embracing the legacy of its founder’s innovative spirit, Tequila Don Julio Primavera features a deliciously smooth expression that takes the brand’s traditional Reposado and finishes it in orange wine casks, which previously held wine made from macerated orange peels, striking the balance of citrus and honey. This unique reposado tequila is made for moments spent outdoors, in the daytime, with friends.
  • Tasting Notes | Featuring a flawless balance of notes including honeyed agave, a hint of spice and a light, citrus finish, Tequila Don Julio Primavera is best enjoyed on the rocks with an orange wheel or in our signature drink of the summer: the Primavera Sunset. Simply top Tequila Don Julio Primavera with club soda and garnish with a cara cara orange wedge – it’s the perfect cocktail for any outdoor daytime get together.

Casa Komos Tequila Anejo Cristalino

  • Proof | 80
    Origin | Mexico

  • From the Distiller | It is with great pleasure that we invite you to experience this most delicious and special ultra luxury tequila. We craft Komos with the greatest care using one of a kind production methods. Those of you that know me know that I don't say it lightly when I tell you this is the very best tequila I've ever made or drunk.
  • Tasting Notes | The Tequila offers notes of agave along hints of vanilla and spice from the French oak.

Whiskeys are limited and availability is subject to change.