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Top 10 Bourbons

Raise a glass to a Kentucky classic

Four Roses Small Batch, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Bourbons

Best Bourbon Whiskey

While some will happily argue over and dissect the differences between single-malt Scotch whiskies, we have a taste for Bourbon. Maybe it's because this brown liquor is strong but sweet, and makes us feel better about ourselves. Perhaps it's because it's an American whiskey that binds us to our pioneer forefathers. Could its brown sugar, vanilla and caramel flavors make it a psychological dessert substitute with an adult kick? Whatever the reason, we're always happy to try new varieties, and share the results with you.

Expand your knowledge by checking out our selections of the best this misunderstood spirit has to offer. We can't say we've tried every Bourbon out there, but these are our ten choices at different price points among the many we have had the pleasure of sippin'. If there are any you feel we should try, drop us a line. Who knows...our favorite Bourbon of all time could be resting comfortably in a charred oak barrel right now high in a Kentucky warehouse, waiting to be discovered! In the meantime, enjoy our selection of top ten Bourbons.


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