Bourbon has been my drink of the month for quite some time now. It has a good smoky flavour that comes from the charred oak barrels it is aged in. The hot, sticky Kentucky air speeds up this ageing process, so the bourbon ends up being a relatively young drink. This gives it a beautifully smooth and mellow taste. As you can tell, I am quite into it! In this delicious hot drink the star anise, cinnamon and cloves accentuate the taste of the bourbon, and the orange and honey provide the classic accompanying flavours. This is advanced hot-toddy drinking, people!