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The 9 Best Bourbons You Can Buy for $50

Signup Sent! Please check your email for a link to reset your password. Personalize your experience Date of Birth Thanks! Beginner's Guide to Buying Bourbon : Bourbon : DrinkWire. DrinkWire is Liquor.com's showcase for the best articles, recipe and reviews from the web's top writers and bloggers.

Beginner's Guide to Buying Bourbon : Bourbon : DrinkWire

In this post, Drizly offers tips for shoppers who are new to the world of bourbon. Bourbon: A type of American whiskey with a strong connection to the South, especially Kentucky. Over the past 10 years, bourbon has become increasingly popular, with people even going as far to “flip” rare bottles for extreme profit. A delicious and complex spirit, it can be served neat, over ice, cut with water or mixed into cocktails. For many, bourbon is considered America’s “native spirit,” with tradition and legacy deeply rooted in our nation’s history. There are six primary categories that aficionados use to classify this beloved spirit. Single Barrel. 9 Best Bourbons Under $50. Login I forgot my password Don't Have an Account?

9 Best Bourbons Under $50

Signup Sent! Please check your email for a link to reset your password. 8 Of The Best Bottles Of Barrel Strength Bourbon. In the Old West (we’re guessing), if a bartender tried to water down your whiskey, you’d probably hoist him onto the bar before shoving his head through a cartoonishly thin wooden wall.

8 Of The Best Bottles Of Barrel Strength Bourbon

(That was basically the bad Yelp review of the Wild West.) Review: Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon 2004. Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2004 While other American whiskey producers get a lot of attention, like Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, and Buffalo Trace, Heaven Hill Distilleries often flies a little under the radar of most consumers. Although they may not get the same level of attention, Heaven Hill consistently produces exceptional products including Parker’s Heritage Collection, Larceny Bourbon, and their flagship Evan Williams Bourbon. Blanton’s Single Barrel Wins Chairman’s Trophy in Bourbon Category. Taste Test: Mackmyra Whisky, Sweden's First Scotch-Style Booze. Any good whisky lover (this includes the inimitable Brian Cox) will tell you that Scotch whisky can only come from Scotland.

Taste Test: Mackmyra Whisky, Sweden's First Scotch-Style Booze

But we never want to keep other countries with brave whisky-leaning souls from giving their own version a shot. Which is why we absolutely could not be happier about Sweden's first whisky, Mackmyra. According to company legend, it all started with a skiing trip in 1998. Guide to Rare Bourbons. Call it the Pappy effect if you want, or just plain business savvy, but most distilleries saw an opportunity in limited, premium bourbons in the early 2000s.

Guide to Rare Bourbons

They’ve done wonders to help to fuel the boom and raise the profile of the entire industry. We took a pilgrimage to one of Lexington’s best bourbon bars, the Blue Grass Tavern, to pay our respects and lay eyes (and a camera lenses) on one of the most impressive gatherings of bourbon in the world. The bottles below represent a portion of the supposed crème de la crème in the marketplace today, at least from a perception standpoint. Like with Pappy, you’ve got better shot at colonizing Mars than finding a bottle at your local shop without some careful planning and perhaps a kickback or two. Most are allocated in the fall each year and spoken for before ever leaving the box.

The Complete Guide to Pappy Van Winkle. ‘d say that Pappy Van Winkle is a brand that needs no introduction — except that it does.

The Complete Guide to Pappy Van Winkle

The truth is that most people don’t know anything about “Pappy,” other than that it’s supposed to be the best of its kind. So let’s set the record straight by getting a couple of facts out of the way. The name Pappy Van Winkle refers to Julian Sr. 10 Best Bourbons Not From Kentucky. Have Your Pappy and Your Dickel Too Anyone who talks bourbon talks water.

10 Best Bourbons Not From Kentucky

Kentuckians talk about their limestone karst that filters out the bitter effects of iron; Coloradans talk about pure snowmelt. The rest of us downplay the natural trickles and talk about reverse osmosis and the perks of our own filters. Whatever the talk, the proof comes in the pouring, and as craft distilleries continue to win over tastebuds and awards panels, the more the mindset shifts that Kentucky’s the only place where you can get a good bourbon. 5 Best Independent Scotch Distilleries. Big is almost always bad in the current consumer culture, particularly when it comes to food and drinks.

5 Best Independent Scotch Distilleries

We want local, natural and small batch; we want to meet farmers and know the names of the animals we’re eating. For whisky drinkers, this presents some problems: while the very idea of Scotch denotes integrity and brings to mind old men sharing stories around a weathered bar, much of the industry is owned by faceless multinational companies. Barrell Bourbon Batches 1, 2, and 3. When a whiskey producer puts their whiskey in a barrel, they are making an informed bet.

Barrell Bourbon Batches 1, 2, and 3

Coolmaterial. No other drink is as American as bourbon. Eastern Europeans can carry the vodka flag, the Scottish can bring their peaty single malts, we’ll take a bottle of bourbon and a pigskin-loving bald eagle. And when you’re stocking your home bar with some Kentucky classics (though not always from Kentucky), there are bottles that deserve a spot on a shelf. Not all of these are hard to find (though many are), but they’re all extremely tasty, interesting, and worthy of a sip once in your life. This Video Will Make You Think Twice About What's In Your Bottle Of Bourbon.

When you buy a bottle of bourbon, you're buying 750 mL of an intoxicating, delicious liquid. But you're also buying a story. It's a story that stretches back to the dawn of America, a tale of backwoods ingenuity and grit producing one of the finest liquors ever to grace the lips of man. In many cases, it's also a story that's specific to the brand of bourbon you're drinking: It was crafted by one family, or one group of friends, who have a gift for distilling and a mastery of using oak barrels to turn a harsh, fiery spirit into something wondrous.

More and more, though, that story is a lie -- at least according to a terrific video on bourbon put out by Bloomberg this week and embedded above. Bloomberg's Sam Grobart reveals that the 200-plus brands of bourbon on store shelves today all come from fewer than 20 distilleries, so the brands aren't nearly as different as you might expect. 11 Best American Whiskies - Greatest Bourbons In The USA.

The Complete Guide to Pappy Van Winkle. Bourbons. It might seem like blasphemy, but technically bourbon can be made in other states besides Kentucky. There’s even a well-known dispute as to whether the name comes from Bourbon Street in New Orleans or Bourbon County in Kentucky. Obviously, most of the best bourbons come from Kentucky—this is where Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, Maker’s Mark and Woodford Reserve are located—but legally, the whiskey only needs to be made in the United States to be categorized as bourbon.

It also must be made from a minimum of 51% corn in new, charred American oak casks. Although the folks who make Buffalo Trace, Bulleit and Four Roses make excellent bourbon, there are many other great bourbons made all over the country. The 10 Best Bourbons Not From Kentucky.