Bourbon Stories for the Holidays

There is no better way to celebrate with family and friends than with the gift of super premium bourbon. This season, you can gift your loved ones with a bottle of bourbon that they will love, or even mix up a holiday cocktail just for them. Here are some options for the perfect gift:


  • FOR THE CHEF- KNOB CREEK® For more than 20 years Knob Creek – the #1 selling super premium bourbon in the world – has set the standard for bourbon, creating a big, full flavored spirit that is made in small batches to pre-prohibition standards. Its rich and hearty flavor lends itself to craft cocktails and the most delicious food dishes, which is why Knob Creek has partnered with Celebrity Chef Michael Symon (The Chew) to create full flavored dishes that are perfect for grilling and tailgating – whether it’s one of Chef Symon’s creations or dad’s secret family recipe, Knob Creek® is perfect for the cook at heart. The Knob Creek portfolio also includes Knob Creek Rye, Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve and the newest edition, Knob Creek Smoked Maple.

 Bourbon Stories for the Holidays

  • FOR THE BOURBON AFICIONADO – BOOKER’S® 25th ANNIVERSARY BATCH: Inspired by a 200-year-old family tradition, Booker Noe, Jim Beam’s grandson and 6th Generation Master Distiller, first created Booker’s Bourbonas a Christmas gift for his close friends and family. Twenty five years later, and in honor of that anniversary, we’re celebrating Booker’s namesake bourbon with a first-ever, limited-edition batch – an exclusive and extremely limited bottling that offers the most unique liquid released to date. Booker’s 25th Anniversary is bottled uncut and unfiltered and is extra aged to bring out the true flavor profile of the bourbon. It’s perfect for any bourbon lover – whether you want to collect the commemorative case and “Bookerisms” or sip and savor the liquid itself this holiday season.

 Bourbon Stories for the Holidays

  • FOR THE CIGAR BUFF- BAKER’S®: If you prefer a little smoke with your bourbon, Baker’s makes the perfect drink to pair with your favorite cigar. With a flavor that is reminiscent of cognac, it is aged seven years in new oak barrels, giving it a silky smooth flavor. For a unique gift, pair a bottle of Baker’s Bourbon with your favorite cigar – the warm vanilla and caramel overtones can be enjoyed over ice or with a splash of water.


  • IF YOU’RE A MIXOLOGIST AT HEART.. then Basil Hayden’s is the perfect choice this season. Made with twice as much rye as traditional bourbons, Basil Hayden’s spicy trademark finish makes it the perfect addition to any bourbon cocktail. The Basil Hayden’s® Cinnamon Sleigh Bell Sip is a great way to keep warm with the chilly weather. It’s the perfect cocktail to whip up and enjoy with family and friends!

 Bourbon Stories for the Holidays

Basil Hayden’s® Cinnamon Sleigh Bell Sip

Created by Natasha David (New York, NY)



2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon

1 part Dry Red Wine

1 part Lillet® Rouge

¾ parts Cinnamon Syrup

½ part Lemon Juice


Orange Crescent

Grated Nutmeg



  1. Combine all ingredients in a wine glass with ice.

  2. Stir and garnish with grated nutmeg and an orange crescent.