Bourbon whiskey is a type of American whiskey, a barrel-aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn. A quite interesting fact is that the word “bourbon” cannot be used to describe any whiskey or whiskey-based distilled spirits which is not produced in the United States’. The federal standards governing the identity of bourbon says that it is a ‘distinctive product of the United States.
1. Buffalo Trace
Good as a sipper and in cocktails, Buffalo Trace’s namesake bourbon is the perfect do-it-all whiskey. What’s more, each bottle is a kind of lottery. Given Buffalo Trace’s lineage of excellent whiskeys from W.L. Weller, George T. Stagg and Van Winkle, there’s a chance you stumble upon something special.
2. Four Roses
Four Roses is a highly regarded distillery, with a high mash bill that produces an extra spiciness and a concentration on yeast that has been “eye-opening” for the bourbon world.
This has an incredible sweetness to it,” Minnick says. “It’s not complex, but the sweetness is really nice — the way it hits the palate. It’s a good, inexpensive, wheated everyday sipper.”
4. Knob Creek
Knob Creek’s 100 proof is the perfect expression of the flavor. It is one of the best bourbon drinks out there. One should definitely try it.