Bourbon whiskey lovers know that this barrel-aged distilled spirit, made mostly from corn, is more than a drink – its an American pastime. Originally from France, bourbon has made a name for itself in the American South, and particularly in Kentucky (and on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, of course). Different bourbons have different compositions, intensities, flavor profiles, depths, and textures owing to the duration of their aging and the ingredients and processes of distillation. While each one has its own character, its hard to say that one is better than the next. Why not be fair, then, and give all of the ones on our list a try? (Just maybe not all at the same time).
This highly rated heritage bourbon means business. With an oaky aroma and clean finish, this super-dry drink is definitely worth a shot.
This 115 proof bourbon from Old Forester is hard to beat at this price point. This bottle is dubbed “prohibition style” since its recipe reflects what bourbons from the early probation era tasted like, i.e. strong.
Known as much for its durable stainless steel can as what’s inside of it, this award-winner is filtered through charcoal and infused with roasted coffee beans for a flavor you won’t taste anywhere else.