By definition, bourbon is a type of American whiskey made from at least 51% corn, along with malt and rye. The American Bourbon Association also points out that it must age in charred new oak barrels and include no color or flavor additives. Other qualities distinguish bourbon as well, including sweetness from the corn. Those elements help make it different from Scotch and other popular types of whiskey like Canadian and Japanese whisky.
With origins in Kentucky, bourbon production has since expanded across several states with bottles of various flavors and price points available. Here are the best bourbons to drink today.
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