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Top 10 Bourbons

Cheers to the American Spirit

Basil Hayden's, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Bourbons

Best Bourbon Whiskey

In 1963, Congress declared bourbon “a distinctive product of the United States,” but since long before that, bourbon has been as synonymous with America as baseball and apple pie. The no-fuss drink can be enjoyed in a line dancing bar on a hot summer night, or ordered up at a posh lounge in the middle of the big city. For 50 years, bourbon has been recognized as a reward for hard work and a celebration of individuality with its unique blends of corn, rye, barley and wheat. Cheers to the American spirit.


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