Community Favorite: High Proof Whiskeys

These whiskeys are high proof and huge favorites of the Distiller users. They won't cost you an arm and a leg, either. Pick one up next time you're at the store!
Feb 08, 2017
  • 10
    10 Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch B519
    4.25
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 170 )
    Sweet & Rich
    Elijah Craig Barrel Proof 12 Year bourbons are bottled without any dilution or chill filtering. The batch numbers provide specific information about the release: The first letter indicates which of that year's releases the bottle was a part of starting with "A", while the second digit is a number that determines the month of the year the bottle was released. The third and fourth digits indicate the year.
  • 9
    9 Ardbeg Corryvreckan
    4.3
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 1321 )
    Peaty & Full Bodied
    Cauldron of the speckled sea (aka Corryvreckan) is a whirlpool, the 2nd largest in the world, located between the Isles of Islay and Jura. It is also the name of this whisky. Here are some more facts for you, kid. It is, at its base, Ardbeg 10 with whisky added that spent its life exclusively in French Limousin Virgin Casks. At least it did until it was married with the 10 year old and into your bottle.
  • 8
    8 Booker's Bourbon Batch 2016-05 "Off Your Rocker"
    4.32
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 169 )
    Vanilla & Rich
    The fifth 2016 release from Booker's Bourbon is dubbed Off Your Rocker. It's a title in homage both of Booker Noe's penchant for lounging in the rocking chair, but also his big personality. Off Your Rocker is aged for exactly six years, seven months, and 23 days, and the uncut cask-strength bourbon is bottled at 129.7 proof.
  • 7
    7 Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon
    4.34
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 1724 )
    Rich & Full Bodied
    Released for the first time in the March 2013, each batch is a an uncut, unfiltered selection of Elijah Craig 12 Year. Each batch will vary both in flavor and in proof as is the nature of such releases. The "code" for the batches is as follows: The first letter of each batch indicates the order of the release for that year beginning with the letter "A" for the first batch, "B" for the second, and so on. Next is a number which reflects the month of the release, so "1" for January for example. The third and fourth digits reflect the year of the release. This batch number is printed on the front of each bottle along with the proof.
  • 6
    6 Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch A119
    4.39
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 167 )
    Rich & Oily
    Elijah Craig Barrel Proof 12 Year bourbons are bottled without any dilution or chill filtering. The batch numbers provide specific information about the release: The first letter indicates which of that year's releases the bottle was a part of starting with "A", while the second digit is a number that determines the month of the year the bottle was released. The third and fourth digits indicate the year.
  • 5
    5 Belle Meade Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon 9 Year
    4.39
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 181 )
    Herbal & Floral
    Aged 9 years, this offering comes in at a hefty 122.4 proof (61.2% abv). Each barrel for this range was hand-selected for its superior flavor profile. As this is a single barrel offering, there will be variations among each individual barrel. This review is specific to barrel number 356, filled on February 28th, 2006.
  • 4
    4 Booker's Bourbon Batch 2017-04 Sip Awhile
    4.46
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 183 )
    Full Bodied & Vanilla
    Batch 2017-04 Sip Awhile is the final batch for 2017. As always, Booker's Bourbon is bottled uncut and unfiltered which for this batch is 128.1 proof. The whiskey was produced on four different production dates. It was stored in five different locations within three storage warehouses. Booker's Bourbon was originally produced as Christmas gifts for Booker's close friends and family. Today, Fred Noe selects each batch.
  • 3
    3 George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2019)
    4.59
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 227 )
    Spicy & Tart
    George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2019) is an uncut, unfiltered Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and is one of the five bottlings in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. Due to many of the barrels having matured on the lower levels of the warehouses, this year's edition is the lowest proof release of Stagg to date. However, it is still a healthy 116.9 proof.
  • 2
    2 George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2018)
    4.6
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 308 )
    Vanilla & Full Bodied
    George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2018) is an uncut, unfiltered Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and is one of the five bottlings in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. This year's edition was distilled in spring 2003 and matured in Warehouses C, H, I, K, P, & Q. This batch yielded 284 barrels, not quite as much as 2017 but significantly more than previous years. Bottled at 124.9 proof.
  • 1
    1 William Larue Weller Bourbon (Fall 2018)
    4.65
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 155 )
    Spicy
    William Larue Weller (Fall 2018) is an uncut, unfiltered wheated bourbon and is one of the five whiskey releases in Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. This year's batch was distilled in winter 2006 and aged in Warehouses C, I, K, L, M, & Q. It is bottled at 125.7 proof.