BOURBON IS WHISKEY, BUT NOT ALL WHISKEY IS BOURBON


BENCHMARK OLD #8
Aroma~Vanilla, honey and orange peel.
Taste~Oak and cherry with a slight taste of rye.
Finish~A sustained moderate burn.


OLD GRAND DAD
Aroma~Big notes of raw corn, vanilla and caramel with subtle notes of citrus, dusty spice and fruit.
Taste~Raw corn, vanilla and caramel dominate with a bit of spice.
Finish~Medium and corn driven with light notes of vanilla and spice.

JIM BEAM
Aroma~Corn, light fruit.
Taste~The #1 selling bourbon in the world has typical bourbon flavors of caramel and vanilla with a tiny amount of fruit and honey.
Finish~Smooth, mellow, medium length with corn and vanilla.

REBEL YELL
Aroma~Bold aroma of honey, butter and raisins.
Taste~Honey, butter and raisins along with notes of ripe plums.
Finish~Semi-sweet with a slight spiciness and a hint of candy corn.


REBEL RESERVE
Aroma~Wheat with notes of dense caramel, black cherries and brown sugar.
Taste~A bourbon with a higher-than-usual percentage of wheat, which tends to soften and smooth a flavor profile.
Finish~Medium long, very sweet with cherry notes.


 WILD TURKEY
Aroma~Soft with sweet raisins, cinnamon, toffee popcorn and a touch of black pepper.  Also, rich sweetness in         the form of vanilla, honey and caramelized bananas.
Taste~Rich in vanilla and caramel with notes of toffee and light smoke.
Finish~Long, rich, and full bodied .

 BUFFALO TRACE
Aroma~Likable and pleasant with notes of caramel, honey, orange & vanilla and an underlying layer of oak & mint.
Taste~Nice and spicy with clove and nutmeg picking up the honeyed fruit. Not too sweet and a good solid punch of spicy fruit.
Finish~Soft honey and vanilla notes sit well with the spice.

 BULLEIT
Aroma~Gentle spiciness and sweet oak.
Taste~Known as the "Frontier Whiskey" this mid palate is smooth with tones of maple, oak and nutmeg.
Finish~Long, dry and satiny with a light toffee flavor.

MAKERS MARK
Aroma~Notes of vanilla, caramel, brown sugar and strawberries.
Taste~Toffee, vanilla and oak with fainter hints of toasted nut and cinnamon.
Finish~Long dry finish of oak, caramel and a hint of corn. 

OLD WELLER 107
Aroma~Lots of spice with hints of vanilla, caramel and butterscotch + wiffs of nutmeg and cinnamon.
Taste~A hot and full flavor affair with moments of sweetness countered with an alcohol bite.
Finish~Oak shines through with a combination of char and spice, a blast of heat and a semi-dry finish.

KNOB CREEK
Aroma~Toasted nut, grain, oak.
Taste~Rich, sweet, woody, full-bodied, almost fruity.
Finish~Long, rich and glowing.

OLD GRAND DAD 114
Aroma~Cinnamon, brown sugar and rye heat with fainter hints of orange peel and spice.
Taste~Fruity but very firm and the rye character is present along with a decent amount of alcohol.
Finish~One of the stronger tasting bourbons. Full bodied, long finish reveals a candied aftertaste with red hot cinnamon very present.
 

EAGLE RARE
Aroma~Hints of toffee, orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak.
Taste~Bold, dry and delicate with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa.
Finish~Dry and lingering.
 

1792 SMALL BATCH
Aroma~Sweet honey and vanilla tones balanced with orange and spice, hinting at the relatively high rye content.
Taste~Quite tannic and fairly peppery with a heavily woody flavor and a hint of maple. 
Finish~Long, but drying, nearly hot finish, while vanilla peeks through this predominately oak end.

EVAN WILLIAMS   Single Barrel Vintage
Aroma~Oak, vanilla and a hint of butterscotch.
Taste~Oak, vanilla and cinnamon.
Finish~Doesn't linger long with a hint of orange at the end.

HENRY MCKENNA 100
Aroma~Carmel & vanilla with a backdrop of seasoned oak.
Taste~Vanilla & seasoned oak balanced by rye, spice, burnt brown sugar & caramel.
Finish~Medium length with a balanced tapering of spicy burn, a hint of leather, oak and vanilla.
 

TRAVERSE CITY
Aroma~Rose petals and sweet corn give way to savory spices.
Taste~Sweet at first, followed by spicy rye, pecan, orange, caramel & cinnamon.
Finish~Sweet first on the tongue tip, bitter for a moment then moves to the side of the tongue for a lingering salty & slightly sweet finish.


RUSSELL'S RESERVE
Aroma~Cinnamon raisin bread, sweet vanilla and honey.
Taste~Cinnamon raisin bread, sweet vanilla and honey give way to notes of orange, cloves and oak, complemented by subtle undertones of maple and caramel.
Finish~Slightly warming, with a well-balanced complexity.

WOODFORD RESERVE 
Aroma~Heavy with rich dried fruit, hints of mint with oranges, a dusting of cocoa, faint vanilla, tobacco and spices.
Taste~Rich, chewy, rounded and smooth with complex citrus, cinnamon, cocoa, coffee, caramel & spices.
Finish~Silky smooth, almost creamy at first with a long, warm, satisfying end.


BASIL HAYDEN

AROMA~Spice, tea and a hint of peppermint.
TASTE~Spicy, light bodied with a gentle bite.
FINISH~Dry, clean and brief.


HIRSCH SMALL BATCH RESERVE
Aroma~Rye base with spice, cinnamon, toffee, honied cornbread, dark fruit, leather, oak and cocoa. 
Taste~Notes of brown sugar, cinnamon, dates and maple.
Finish~Slightly sweet, with touches of citrus, balanced against notes of brown sugared spices.


ROD & RIFLE
Aroma~Smooth marzipan and tea rose.
Taste~Silky texture; smooth, rich with balanced spice, vanilla and oak.
Finish~Extremely smooth at first, then ends with a smokey camp fire finish.
 

MICHTER'S US 1 SMALL BATCH
Aroma~Butterscotch, over ripe bananas, crème brulee & cinnamon.
Taste~Rich caramel with balanced vanilla, stone fruit notes, smokey depth, and an oak finish.
Finish~Calm and sensual with a dusty wood and brown sugar balance.

FOUR ROSES SINGLE BARREL
Aroma~A soft bouquet of cork, dried raisins, vanilla and fresh picked flowers.
Taste~A heavy dose of rye followed by honey, peaches and subtle hints of brown sugar and light oak.
Finish~Long, lingering finish with a delicious spicy heat layered in between the rye spiced flavors of leather, mint, dried raisins, cherries and vanilla coated peaches.
 

BLACK SADDLE

Aroma~Spicy nougat, creme brûlée and sarsaparilla.

Taste~Nice intensity of pepper spices, toasted cinnamon and hints of vanilla.

Finish~Dry, medium to full bodied, fruity and warm peppery spiced.


KNOB CREEK SINGLE BARREL RESERVE
Aroma~Robust vanilla and carmel notes; slightly smoky.
Taste~Deep and complex flavors of vanilla, nuts and oak.
Finish~Long and full; perfect for easygoing sipping.


ANGEL'S ENVY
Aroma~Corn, malty sweet, spice, candies citrus and cocoa.

Taste~Corn, dried dark fruit, caramel, spice and vanilla taffy.

Finish~Long, corn, dusty spice, and grapefruit leather


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HANDCOCK'S RESV
Aroma~Traces of mango and papaya, floral notes, vanilla, sweet corn, light toasted pecan, and light cedar.
Taste~Full with a nice balance of honey, clover, plum, cherry, pepper and a dash of cinnamon.
Finish~Long and warm, slightly dry with light caramel, pepper and oak notes.


LUSTY CLAW
Aroma~Mint, corn, green apple & leather.

Taste~Corn, leather, cherry & orange.

Finish~thin, tannic finish & a short-medium length.


COL. E.H. TAYLOR SMALL BATCH BOND
Aroma~Butterscotch, caramel and  baked bread with hints of licorice and dried raisins.
Taste~Dried raisins, lightly charred oak, vanilla and somewhat floral; perfectly balanced.
Finish~Vanilla, light tobacco, and leather with a hint of white pepper & apricot; ends with a pleasant burn.

BOOKER'S
Aroma~A very complex and intense nose that runs from oak, leather, caramel and hints of fruits.
Taste~Not for the weak. It comes full strength from the cask without cutting.  The aroma continues on the tongue with a very pleasant burn, giving way to more leather, oak, vanilla and spice.
Finish~Ridiculously long finish opens up hints of cherry, along with more oak and leather.


​BLANTON'S SINGLE BARREL

Aroma~Notes of citrus & toffee followed by clove and caramel.

Taste~Citrus, balanced with sweeter notes of vanilla and caramel, followed by very light floral.

Finish~Sweet notes dissipate and it finishes on a dry, slightly bitter tone, with toasted nut and oak joining the floral and citrus notes.


BIB & TUCKER

Aroma~Strong, very earthy scent with notes of leather, barley, chestnut and grass.

Taste~Floral & herbal profile with hints of cinnamon, but its licorice stands out most.

Finish~Earthy notes of pine and grass with licorice dominate and stay with you for a medium length semi-dry finish.


GRASS WIDOW- "THE SPIRIT OF DETROIT"

Aroma~Finished in Madeira wine barrels to give a uniquely sweet, almost bubble gum nose.

Taste~Nice levels of spice, high rye content with hazelnut, dried raisin and sweet notes.

Finish~Dry with solid rye spices and fresh oak.


GEORGE T. STAGG JR. BARREL PROOF

Aroma~Wood, dark sweets, spice, vanilla, herbal and dark fruits.

Taste~Dark sweets, wood, cinnamon, heavy spice, vanilla, cocoa, fruit, leather and sweet tobacco.

Finish~Long, oaky with notes of cinnamon, vanilla & dried fruit.


VALENTINE'S MAYOR PINGREE 10 YR. SINGLE BARREL (Double Gold Winner)

Tasting notes unavailable, but this bourbon won the most prestigious double gold award at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition in April, 2017 among 2100 entries. This 10 yr. aged, Blue Label, single barrel, straight bourbon is bottled full proof and non-chill filtered from a single cask right here in Ferndale, MI by Valentine Distilling Company.



Jimmie's Smokehouse is proud to serve a wide variety of fine bourbons to enhance your dining experience. We hope that you will find your favorite brand as well as experiment with new ones over time. We would love to hear your feedback, comments and questions or anything we can do to keep you coming back to Jimmie's.