Love Bourbon? Your Virtual Education Starts Here

Who’s ready to shake things up at your next happy hour? Learn more about bourbon and educate yourself about amazing brands like Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s and Maker’s Mark. Plus, you can stock up on your favorites and get cash back with Ibotta

First thing first: a little bourbon knowledge.

The most important thing to know about bourbon is it’s American-made, and proudly known as the only spirit that’s uniquely American. It’s also made with at least 51% corn and must be aged in new oak barrels that are charred.

Bourbon’s color ranges depending on age but is usually warm tones like a deep red or amber. The color itself invites you to take a hug of a sip. Once you take that sip, bourbon can range in sweetness and pepperiness. Other common notes include chocolate, oak (of course!), nutty, or warm spices like vanilla and clove. Now we’re getting thirsty!

Your Additional Host, Adam Harris

Meet Adam Harris, Senior Ambassador for the James B. Beam Distilling Company. They’ve been making bourbon for 225 years, and Adam knows his stuff. He’s the kind of guy who knows that while bourbon is whiskey, not all whiskey is bourbon.

How to Make Jim Beam Highball Cocktails

Jim Beam Ginger Highball:

  • 1 part JB White
  • 4 parts Ginger Ale 
  • Build over ice in a mug or highball/Collins style glass 
  • Garnish with a lemon twist

Jim Beam Black Highball:

  • 1 part JB Black
  • 4 parts club soda 
  • Build over ice in a mug or highball/Collins style glass 
  • Garnish with an orange twist

Introducing the Small Batch Collection

Two of the original four Bourbons from the Small Batch Collection include Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, originally released in 1992.

How to Make a Knob Creek Old Fashioned

  • .25 parts simple syrup
  • 3-5 dashes angostura bitters
  • 2 parts Knob Creek Bourbon or Rye 
  • Build over ice in a mixing glass and stir
  • Strain over fresh ice in an old fashioned glass
  • Garnish with an orange twist 
  • Cherry garnish optional 

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