13 Best Bourbon Brands on the Market

Bourbon is American whiskey that is made from fermenting and distilling corn. Americans have been producing bourbon since the 18th century.

bartender pouring a glass of premium bourbon

Usually, people associate the bourbon-making process with Southern states like Kentucky or Tennessee.

For a spirit to be bourbon, distillers must meet a few requirements; for instance, it must be made from a grain mixture of at least 51 percent corn.

Bourbon should be aged in charred oak barrels, but there is no aging requirement besides straight bourbon, which should be aged for a minimum of two years.

Best Bourbon Brands


Bourbon is one of the staple American spirits. It is an amber-colored spirit that is usually distilled in the American South. Is your favorite bourbon on the list? If not, leave us a comment below.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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