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The Whiskey Hotline team is on a never ending mission. We scour the world for the most interesting, unique and best barrels of whiskey we can find. This can take us to Scotland, Taiwan, Washington, Tennessee, Kentucky... Wherever there’s good whiskey to be found, we’ll find the best of it and bring it to you at the best price we can.

New handpicked single barrels from Wild Turkey

When you’re one of the biggest whiskey brands in the world consistency is the name of the game. We all know and love Jack Daniel's, and part of that love is that it seems to ALWAYS taste the same. This is great for everyday Jack but leaves us a bit longing in our continued quest to find the most interesting single barrels of spirits.

This past Spring, we were tasting through a flight of Jack Daniel's single barrel samples and discussing how remarkably consistent they were. All were great whiskies but the lack of variety was noticeable, and when we choose multiple barrels a variety is key. So, we did the reasonable thing and planned a trip to the distillery the following month to unearth some real gems. Fast forward to a hot June day in Lynchburg, Tennessee and we were greeted with a lineup of barrels that stretched down the room and finally had our pick of the litter with this iconic brand.

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select #19-03898 Binny's Handpicked Tennessee Whiskey

750mL

$49.99

On the nose vanilla, lanolin, peach compote, dried banana, roasted corn and oak spice. The tastes highlights the sweeter notes as vanilla and toffee trumpet in the arrival of baked peach and red berry with a healthy splash of cinnamon and clove. The finish is tingly with cardamom and pepper fading into sweet fruit sugars.

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select #19-03897 Binny's Handpicked Tennessee Whiskey

750mL

$49.99

Toffee drizzled with vanilla icing on peach slices, sautéed banana slices and a dusting of brown spice on the nose. On the palate peach nectar and baked banana move with a quick pace into cardamom, black pepper and oak. The finish is soft and pleasant with spice fading into residual sweetness.

Jack Daniel's Select Single Barrel #19-03893 Binny's Handpicked Tennessee Whiskey

750mL

$49.99

On the nose oak spice and banana bread, vanilla candy, toasted almond, dried pear, cinnamon candy and anise. Fruit leads the way at palate entry with a solid dose of caramel sauce underneath with vanilla wafers and spicy oak. The finish is long with sweet fruit flavors lingering after a splash of baking spice. .

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select #19-03891 Binny's Handpicked Tennessee Whiskey

750mL

$49.99

Ripe red apple and pear, corn on the cob, mesquite wood, red berries, vanilla, cinnamon sticks and anise. The palate has lush waves of peach and pear with a fat back of vanilla syrup, toffee, cinnamon powder and oak spice. The finish is soft and persistent with spice and sweet fading together in unison.

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select #19-03902 Binny's Handpicked Tennessee Whiskey

750mL

$49.99

Aromas of baked peach and vanilla, toasted oak, cinnamon redhots and black pepper. A balanced mouthful of spice and fruit with a lovely interplay between baked banana and oak spices. The finish is long and pleasant with fruit winning in the end over a solid base of cinnamon, pepper and oak.

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select # 19-03904 Binny's Handpicked Tennessee Whiskey

750mL

$49.99

A confectionary nose of butterscotch candy, vanilla soaked peach slices, dried coconut flakes, toffee bar, dark cocoa powder, cardamom and baking spice. The sweeter notes continue to the palate which shows baked peach and pear, butterscotch sauce, vanilla syrup and cinnamon. The robust finish again highlights the baked orchard fruits which outlast the initial burst of spice.

New handpicked single barrels from Wild Turkey

This past March the Whiskey Hotline team once again sat down with Wild Turkey Master Distiller Eddie Russell and tasted through a few dozen barrels of Turkey to find the next batch of Binny’s handpicks. Over the past 16 years, we’ve had the good fortune of selecting barrels with three different generations of Russells. Mr. Russell brought us quite a selection to taste, and thanks to a generous allocation we walked away from the tasting with a whopping 14 barrels on order. This also marks the first time we can remember receiving barrels aged in the rickhouses at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County, Kentucky. The first 9 have arrived and these gobblers are golden. Get them while you can, they are sure to go quickly.

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Barrel #19-0022 Binny's Handpicked

750mL

$54.99

Sweet oak, coconut, caramel apples, vanilla and underlying rye spice greet the nose. More caramelized fruit flavors develop on the round and rich palate with a long, spice-laden finish of cinnamon, clove and oak.

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Barrel #19-0026 Binny's Handpicked

750mL

$54.99

More of the classic Turkey spice on the nose here with a hefty dose of oak and baking spices. Sweet vanilla bursts onto the scene on the palate with some red cherry notes and provides a nice balance to all the spice. The finish lingers with mint and pepper.

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Barrel #19-0029 Binny's Handpicked

750mL

$54.99

Caramel corn, cherries, peaches and sweet oak give the nose a welcoming softness. The sweet notes of toffee, cherry and milk chocolate make for a round and plush palate that gradually builds to the expected spice in the lingering finish.

Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve Bourbon Single Barrel #19-0230 Binny's Handpicked

750mL

$59.99

Chocolate, cherries, peach tart and whiff of coconut on the nose. The sweet and fruity qualities are spiked with a blast of cinnamon and herbal mint through the palate into the finish.

Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve Bourbon Single Barrel #19-0205 Binny's Handpicked

750mL

$59.99

Cinnamon, pepper and rye spice mingle on this faithful Wild Turkey nose. The palate brings in some sweet caramel and butterscotch notes as well as fruity apple and pear flavors to balance things out but the spice again steals the show in the enduring finish that shows a touch of mint as well.

Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve Bourbon Single Barrel #19-0109 Binny's Handpicked

750mL

$59.99

Caramel-soaked orchard fruits spiked with cinnamon and nutmeg burst out of the glass. The mouthfeel is round and soft which amplifies the sweet caramel notes. The spice comes roaring back in the finish that lingers with red hots candies for minutes. A world class bourbon.

Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve Bourbon Single Barrel #19-0035 Binny's Handpicked

750mL

$59.99

On the nose, sweet caramel and vanilla nougat, baked apricot and peaches with a kiss of brown spices. The palate is soft and easy and shows more oak character and spice than one would assume from the nose. The finish is well balanced between the sweet and spice and lingers endlessly.

Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve Bourbon Single Barrel #19-0033 Binny's Handpicked

750mL

$59.99

Sweet brown sugar and butterscotch on the nose. The taste follows suit but with more oaky notes of vanilla and peppery spice. This makes for a very well-balanced finish that lasts and lasts.

Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve Bourbon Single Barrel #19-0028 Binny's Handpicked

750mL

$59.99

Oak spice, vanilla, and a bit of savory mint add up to a satisfyingly complex nose. The palate is soft but richly layered with caramelized fruits, baking spice and herbal notes. The finish highlights the spice but keeps a layer of ripe orchard fruits beneath it. Big, bold, spicy, breathtaking bourbon.

Handpicked from Hotaling

When craft brewing visionary Fritz Maytag of Anchor Brewing decided to venture into distillation in the early 1990’s there were very few others in America making anything on traditional pot stills, much less whiskey. Fritz wanted to bring back an old school style rooted in the distilling traditions of the nation’s past. This meant small batch pot still productions, rye grains, and quality oak barrels. Old Potrero single malt straight rye whiskey is the answer to that equation. Made from 100% malted rye and aged in lightly toasted and #3 charred barrels and aged for 3.5 years. Of course, the standard stuff isn’t what we’re looking for with a Binny’s handpick. We love the standard stuff, so when we managed to ferret out some 6-year-old barrels on a cold, damp trip to the bay area this past winter that show the dynamic range of this beautiful whiskey we jumped.

Old Potrero Cask Strength Straight Rye Single Cask #7 Binny's Handpicked

750mL

$99.99

Bold confectionary flavors dominate on the nose followed by cinnamon candy, brown sugar, caramelized peach, red currants and oak spice. On the taste a pleasant spike of oak arrives with pepper and cinnamon to balance the sweetness on the nose. The finish lingers with drying oak spice giving way to bittersweet chocolate and baked pear. Bottled at cask strength, 62.82% abv.

Old Potrero Cask Strength Straight Rye Single Cask #8 Binny's Handpicked

750mL

$99.99

On the nose red rope licorice, cinnamon, lanolin, dried peach and clove are layered. Dark chocolate arrives to complement the licorice and spices on the palate. The finish is wonderful as baking spice and licorice slip directly into a long-lasting dark chocolate finish. Bottled at cask strength, 63.72% abv.

Old Potrero Cask Strength Straight Rye Single Cask #9 Binny's Handpicked

750mL

$99.99

Ripe fruits, mint and baking spice on the nose backed by sweet, caramelized oak, vanilla and red licorice candy. The palate is soft and chewy with an initial burst of red fruits and citrus that turns to spicy and minty rye notes, oak and lingering baked orchard fruits. The finish highlights these spice notes that grow in intensity throughout but still maintains a soft fruit presence. A fantastic rye whiskey.

A Cask Strength Beauty From Bourbon Country

Bourbon Country in Kentucky is also some prime Horse Country. Each yearly batch from Pinhook is named for an up-and-coming racehorse. The “Bourbon Country” batch was so exceptional a select amount of cask strength single barrels were offered. The cream of the crop, and a horse that doesn’t lose.

Pinhook 'Bourbon Country' Full Proof Single Barrel Bourbon Binny's Handpicked

750mL

$69.99

On the nose red cherry, baked apples and peaches, vanilla nougat, cinnamon candy and clove. On the taste, red cherry jumps forward alongside a burst of cinnamon and black peppercorn with the baked orchard fruits lingering underneath. The finish fades from tingling pepper and spice into baked pear and apple, cherries, vanilla and spicy oak.

Straight from Galena - New Straight Rye from Blaum Bros. Distilling

After 4 long years resting in #2 charred oak barrels the first straight rye whiskey from the Blaum brothers has hit the shelves of your local Binny’s. A great all around whiskey for classic cocktails or sipping, it highlights the spice inherent in rye without being overly dry or out of balance, despite the mashbill of 92% rye, 5% smoked barley and 3% malted barley. All of the rye used was grown within 40 miles of the distillery. Non-chillfiltered, 100 proof and worth the wait.

Blaum Brothers Straight Rye

750mL

$49.99

Ripe fruits, mint and baking spice on the nose backed by sweet, caramelized oak, vanilla and red licorice candy. The palate is soft and chewy with an initial burst of red fruits and citrus that turns to spicy and minty rye notes, oak and lingering baked orchard fruits. The finish highlights these spice notes that grow in intensity throughout but still maintains a soft fruit presence. A fantastic rye whiskey.

Handpicked Single Barrel Cognacs

Cognac personifies “the blender’s art” more than any other spirit. Vintages, regions and barrels are all combined to create consistent quality and flavor. That doesn’t mean beauty can’t be found in a single barrel or a single vintage, but oftentimes the incentive to bottle something unique is outweighed by the need to bottle something consistently. So when Maison Park offered some single vintage, single barrel goodies the Whiskey Hotline wasn’t going to pass on an opportunity to turn Cognac convention upside down.

Maison Park has always been a Hotline favorite. Park Cognacs hail from the Tessendier and Fils distillery in the heart of Cognac. Tessendier sells most of their production to some of the big brands but have always set aside their finest distillate in their own expansive cellars, with the Park label reserved for their very best. Not only are our new handpicked casks single vintage distillations, they are fully mature and bottled at higher proof than the traditional 80. This keeps the body of the eau de vie full, round and whiskey-like.

Park Cognac Cellar No. 8 10 year old Fins Bois Binny's Handpicked Single Cask

750mL

$74.99

The Fin Bois is the largest cru in the Cognac region and is known for producing round and supple eaux de vie with fresh grape aromatics that reach maturity relatively quickly. The nose presents some of that ripe grape sweetness but is layered with notes of dried apricot, citrus oil, honey and sweet spices. The palate brings more sweet oak flavors of vanilla and caramel that add depth to the bright fruits. The fruit complexity carries into a finish that is seemingly endless. Tasting this blind we would guess it was at least twice as old and lower proof.

Park Cognac Cellar No. 8 10 year old Borderies Binny's Handpicked Single Cask

750mL

$84.99

The Borderies is the smallest cru in Cognac and produces smooth and floral brandies that also reach optimum quality at a younger age. A slightly more rotund nose with some butterscotch, ripe stone fruits, anise and oak. Round and soft on the palate with peaches, fruit jelly and lingering baking spice and toffee. Poached pears, golden raisins and delicate spice highlight the finish. Bottled at 43% abv and an absolute steal.

Beat the Heat with a Spritz

With summer is in full swing, chances are you’re in need of a refreshing cocktail, and nothing beats the heat quite like a spritz. This classic apéritif is equally quenching and refreshing. Best of all, the spritz is one of the easiest cocktails you can make. Your favorite bitter liqueur, some club soda, and a citrus garnish. If you want to dial it up, add some prosecco as well. Here are our picks for the best aperitivi for your perfect spritz.

Aperol

750mL

$21.99

You have to start with the classics. We wouldn’t be talking about the perfect summer cocktail right now if it wasn’t for Aperol. It has a sweet orange peel and floral nose, is soft and easy on the palate and has a mild bitterness in the sweet finish. Well balanced and lower in alcohol than most other options, perfect for a multi-cocktail day on the patio.

Campari

750mL

$28.99

Aperol’s burly older sibling. More pronounced herbal bitterness all around. Bitter orange rind on the nose, a balanced bittersweet palate and a long and increasingly bitter finish. Do your spritz a favor and temper some of this herbaceous goodness with an ounce or two of prosecco.

Cappelletti

750mL

$18.99

Unlike the others listed here Cappelletti’s alcohol base is wine and not a distilled spirit. This does come through with a softer, gentler mouthfeel and some dried fruit vinous notes. The nose is still herbal and bitter but a kiss of vanilla keeps it in check. More bittersweet citrus peel builds in flavor across the palate before that hint of vanilla returns to liven up the finish. As this has a wine base, be sure to keep it refrigerated after opening.

St. George Spirits Bruto Americano

750mL

$29.99

This wouldn’t be a Whiskey Hotline without a worthwhile option from a talented American craft distiller. Bruto Americano brings a woodsy character to the bitter herbal game. There’s a complex array of herbal and spice notes including mint that really shines in the long and bittersweet finish highlighting the more earthy and piney bitter flavors.

Luxardo Bitter Bianco

750mL

$27.99

A good aperitivo doesn’t have to be red in color. Luxardo’s Bianco Bitter uses the same herbs and fruits as its red counterpart but it actually gets distilled with these botanicals. This gives it a softer profile that then gets amped up with an addition of wormwood post-distillation. What starts as a soft and sweet spirit turns increasingly bitter across the palate and finish.

Cocchi Americano

750mL

$18.99

Like the Cappelletti above, Cocchi Americano uses a base of fortified and aromatized wine and is best kept refrigerated after opening. Gentian is the star of the show, with a supporting cast of cinchona, wormwood and bitter orange peel. The complex flavor moves from sweet and citrusy to woody and herbaceous through the long finish. Spice up the spritz by using 1 part Cocchi Americano and 2 parts Cappelletti.

Dolin Vermouth de Chambery Blanc

750mL

$12.99

The original blanc vermouth. Blanc, or bianco, vermouth is sweet vermouth that has the color filtered out. If you’re looking for a spritz with some herbal and citrus notes with a toned-down bitterness this is the pick. Soft, easy drinking and lower in alcohol than some aperitivo counterparts. Great over ice with a citrus slice or in a white negroni.

Canned Cocktails - Pre-Mixed for Your Party

Whether you’re toasting this July 4th at home, on a beach or on a boat we’ve got you covered with high quality, ready-to-drink cocktails in cans. Less time preparing cocktails means more time for grilling, lounging, and actually enjoying the cocktails themselves.

The Copper Can Moscow Mule

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

$12.99

One of the best pre-mixed mules on our shelves. The ginger is firm and snappy but balanced nicely by a touch of sweetness and crisp lime juice.

Chicago Distilling Gin & Tonic

4 Pack of 200ml Cans

$12.99

One of the Whiskey Hotline’s favorite local gins is Chicago Distilling’s Finn’s Gin so it’s not surprising that this is so good. Making one of the simplest cocktails even easier, that’s a win.

Chicago Distilling Bees Knees

4 Pack of 200ml Cans

$12.99

Lemon juice and honey add complementary sweetness and some acidity to the citrus forward gin. Another winner from Chicago Distilling. Check out their other canned cocktails as well.

Two Brothers Artisan Spirits Blackberry Lime Vodka Soda

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

No added sugar, under 100 calories and delicious. Sign us up. Available in meyer lemon and mango pineapple as well.

Cutwater Spirits Lime Margarita

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $13.99 Special Price $12.99
with Binny's Card

You’d be hard pressed to make a better margarita from scratch. There’s even a little bit of sweetness and a hint of orange. Cutwater also make a fantastic Paloma, as well as other cocktails.

Blue Marble Cosmopolitan

4 Pack of 200ml Cans

Regular Price $11.99 Special Price $9.99
with Binny's Card

The cosmopolitan has gotten a bit of a bum rap over the years as a sugary mess. Blue Marble does it justice with natural juices and without killing it with sugar. In fact they make a variety of cocktails using natural flavors.

New Holland Spirits Blueberry Gin Lemonade

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

$11.99

Gin made with Michigan blueberries balanced by a sweet and tart lemonade. They make a fantastic gin mule too.

Clark & Sheffield Small Batch Bourbon

Introducing the newest member of our Clark & Sheffield family, Small Batch Bourbon. Clark & Sheffield Small Batch bourbon hails from Sazerac’s Bardstown, KY distillery and is 5 years old and 90 proof. A versatile whiskey equally at home on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail and is maybe the best deal in our ever-expanding bourbon aisle. A gentle and flavorful sipper, and a full flavored but budget priced mixer, this bourbon does it all. At only $24.99 for a 1.75 liter this is our new home bar staple.

Clark & Sheffield Small Batch Bourbon

1.75L Bottle

Regular Price $29.99 Special Price $21.99
with Binny's Card

Cherries, brown sugar, pepper and vanilla are all layered throughout the robust nose. The soft and round palate brings a touch more sweetness with strong vanilla, caramelized sugars and sweet corn. Cinnamon and clove build gradually giving balance to the sweeter flavors throughout the long finish.