Kentucky - First Call Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey boasts vanilla and butterscotch aromas, with hints of dark fruit and light oak. This complex whiskey offers a sweet and warm finish, creating the perfect julep, cocktail, nightcap or toast.
Fresh from the heart of Kentucky Bourbon Country is a frontrunner for your new go-to Whiskey: First Call. Perfection for celebrations of any size, First Call makes a proper cocktail. Serve it neat or on the rocks and let those hints of dark fruit, light oak and butterscotch shine.
Aged for a minimum of 3 years, this Whiskey is pure triumph from the inside out. It’s made from a unique blend of rye, corn, and barley malt that gives it a slightly sweet, warm finish. The bottle itself is so finely crafted, you’ll be proud to pull it out for special occasions--or just a regular Tuesday evening. First Call is a sure bet. Welcome to the Winner’s Circle.
Bourbon, America’s native spirit, traces its heritage to immigrants who brought their whiskey-making skills to the American colonies in the 18th century. Rye was the crop of choice for them, because it was easier to establish than the traditional barley. But when settlers pushed west to Kentucky, which had gained a reputation for fertile soil and pure spring waters, corn became the base material for their whiskey, and it established a style that Kentucky could call its own.
Some say this whiskey became “Bourbon” because it was shipped from Kentucky in barrels bearing the name “Bourbon County.” But Michael Veach, author of “Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage,” says that’s simply a legend and that the origins are unknown. In any case, Kentucky whiskey-makers gained a reputation for this fine quality spirit, and business grew until the rise of the temperance movement. Prohibition essentially dismantled the Bourbon industry for several years. By the time the 21st Amendment ended Prohibition in 1933, Americans no longer had a passion for the robust, flavorful whiskey of yore; instead, they preferred lighter versions of the spirit. It was not until decades later that Americans once again looked for bigger, richer Bourbons.
Although it’s historically affiliated with Kentucky, Bourbon today may be made anywhere in the United States, so long as producers follow a recipe and process that is set by law.