The upgraded design included a wooden and cork topper as well as the Four Roses logo embossed in the glass bottle. This one is for the lovers of high proof, high rye, high spice, and high value. Hop in the car with that special someone on your Christmas shopping list and hunt down a bottle for you both! The Dants were one of the earliest distilling families in Kentucky, and their name lives on in this bottled-in-bond bourbon. Back in the s, Joseph W. Dant used a hollow log instead of the copper or stainless steel stills of today, and by the s he had opened his own distilleries. This bottle bearing his name rings in at the most economical on our list, but the price is hiding a drinkability neat or in cocktails. Lovers of this Bourbon were horrified this summer when a rickhouse at the distillery collapsed , and while thankfully no one was hurt, many barrels did not survive.
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Low Price, Big Flavor: 16 Great Bourbons That Cost $30 or Less
For those looking to buy a bottle of bourbon, the category offers a diverse range of styles to enjoy, from single- barrel offerings to cask-finished expressions to high-ABV barrel-strength bottles. With such diversity, choosing which bourbon to buy can be confusing. We limited inclusion to only one expression per brand and have listed average prices based on data from Wine-Searcher. Cinnamon and light caramel lead the nose, followed by baking spices and a hint of charred oak on the palate. Owned and produced by Brown-Forman, this wonderfully concentrated bourbon holds its own in cocktails but is just as enjoyable sipped neat.
Finding a great bourbon is easy these days. That renewed love of bourbon has led to a full-on revitalization of the industry. Below are 20 of the best Kentucky bourbons on the market right now. Evan Williams is the perfect mixing bourbon. But those edges are easily worn down with some ice, bitters, and a little sugar.
Mike Waldron. Category: Vices. Where does this leave us? And for the price point, this bourbon displays a complexity of bourbons typically twice its value.