This bourbon basket is the perfect gift for whiskey lovers. The BroBasket has lots of different booze baskets with different options, but this particular one is called a Bite of Bourbon and has 6 bourbons, 2 Popcornopolis, 2 pretzels, a rocks glass, a recipe card, a Coke, and a reusable tin basket. Not only is this a great gift, but you can also use it as a fun bourbon-tasting activity with your friends.
I’ve never been a fan of bourbon (I’m more of a vodka connoisseur), so I was a bit scared to dive into the deep flavors of whiskey, but I was pleasantly surprised. I assumed they all tasted the same, but I learned that all bourbons are not created equally, and they all have a unique taste.
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I convinced two of my friends to do a bourbon tasting with me as we unboxed this basket and here were our thoughts….
Bulleit Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
Our first tasting was Bulleit Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey. It wasn’t too strong or smokey and went down smoothly for my bourbon-drinking friends. As a non-whiskey drinker, it had a bit of a bite to it for me. Or maybe it was because it was the first time that I’d had bourbon in about 20 years. Anyway, my friends enjoyed the nice, smooth, easy flavor.
Balcones Texas Bourbon
I don’t know why Balcones Texas Bourbon isn’t more famous all over the world. All three of us were shocked at how delicious it was and couldn’t stop talking about it for days. Even though I am not a fan of whiskey, I immediately went out and bought a big bottle to enjoy later. It was a delicious sipping bourbon and we all agreed that you could pair it with many different foods. It could be the bourbon talking, but I was ready to pour it on ice cream and make a bourbon float. I’m not sure if that is a thing, but it should be.
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon
Woodford Reserve is a great bourbon for an old-fashioned. It had lots of flavors upon flavors and almost a creamy taste. For some reason, I wanted to put this one on pancakes too.
Larceny Kentucky Bourbon
Larceny smells really smooth and the aroma is almost like butterscotch or toffee. It was a little strong for me but my bourbon-loving friend really liked it. By this point, the alcohol has really kicked in, and giving a good description of the flavors is getting harder. But we will prevail with the next two bourbons.
Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey
When whiskey lovers speak about their go-to bourbon, they usually reach for Maker’s Mark. It is smooth and goes down easily so no wonder most whiskey drinkers have it in their home. Even as an amateur dark liquor drinker like me, it is enjoyable.
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
By this point, we are a bit sad that this is our last bottle to taste, but we are eager to give it a go. Elijah Craig is a smooth-sipping bourbon that doesn’t have a strong bite at the end. It is something you can kick back and enjoy.
After you’ve had a few cocktails, you will surely get the munchies, and this basket has you covered. It has 2 bags of pretzels and 2 different flavors of Popcornopolis. I’ve never heard of Popconopolis but it was delicious with the bourbon and hit the right spot. It also comes with a Cocoa Cola so you could mix a cocktail in the included rock’s glass.
Doing a bourbon tasting with this basket was so much fun. The variety of bourbons was fantastic, and we discovered some new brands that we never knew existed. The Balcones Texas Bourbon was a stand-out favorite for sure and we would have never discovered it without doing this tasting.
It would be a great gift for bourbon lovers,!Or if you can’t celebrate with your loved one due to distance, send it to them so they can have a tasting. Better yet, get one for both of you and do a tasting over Zoom.
BroBasket has baskets with all types of alcohol and lots of different sizes to fit any budget. And you can even customize a basket for the perfect gift!