Spirit Ice Vice Explains the Top Brands of Bourbon to Buy

Spirit Ice Vice Bourbon Ice Ball

Bourbon is one of our favorite spirits. It’s a classic drink that dates back hundreds of years, and connoisseurs have different takes on how to enjoy bourbon. At Spirits On Ice, we prefer our bourbon chilled. 

The quick chill and slow melt of a 2-½ inch ice ball bring out different notes compared to a neat bourbon. In today’s blog from Spirit Ice Vice, we take a look at the top brands of bourbon to buy for your signature cocktails.

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Buffalo Trace

Buffalo Trace is a great, everyday bourbon for lovers of a classic American brand. Manufactured in Kentucky, Buffalo Trace comes in several varieties. The brand’s straight bourbon whiskey has strong notes of nutmeg and caramel. It also has hints of hay and apricot for a well-rounded bourbon. Buffalo Trace is perfect for serving with a Spirit Ice Vice ice ball and nothing else. 

Four Roses

Four Roses is excellent for cocktails. This brand is spicy with notes of cinnamon. Elevate this bourbon by adding spices and herbs to the mix, or go with something sweeter. A bourbon ice ball from Spirit Ice Vice makes the flavors of this liquor dance.

Maker’s Mark

Maker’s Mark is great to serve with food because of its depth of flavor. Simply pour a few finger fulls over an ice ball and enjoy with barbecue, meats, fish, and cheese. Complex aromas of dried apricot, chocolate, coffee, and corn give way to a flavor of caramel-apple, pumpkin pie, and bread pudding. 

Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve bourbon is also a Kentucky favorite. Small batches are hand-crafted, and they present aromas of spicy wood, sweet grain, and fruit. An ice ball from Spirit Ice Vice brings out the peppery taste once it hits your tongue.


Get ready for a real treat. Michter’s is based in Louisville, and its US*1 Kentucky straight bourbon blends sweet and spice in the same flavor palate. Discover notes of sweet, spice, vanilla, and cocoa from the first sip to the last. An ice ball from Spirit Ice Vice makes all of these flavors sing.

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Spirit Ice Vice: The Ultimate Bourbon Accessory

Enjoy your bourbon on the rocks thanks to the Spirit Ice Vice ice ball machine from Spirits On Ice. For a quick chill and slow melt, nothing beats our perfectly round 2-½ inch ice balls. Contact Spirits On Ice or call (513) 932-1250 for more information.

Owners of Spirits On Ice

Meet the Owners of Spirits On Ice

Kent & Kim Coomer are the husband and wife team behind Spirits On Ice. The Coomers purchased D&E Machine Company in 1990 before turning it into Spirits On Ice, the manufacturer of the Spirit Ice Vice ice ball press. Kent’s background is in custom-machining items out of metal, while Kim has decades of management and relationship-building experience. Together, Kent and Kim engineer a high-quality machine that quickly and efficiently creates customizable ice balls for drinks. The ice ball delivers more than a clear way to chill a beverage. It provides an experience for your guests, whether at home, in a restaurant or bar, or at the 19th hole of the golf course.

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