I started collecting whiskey the way most people do, focusing mostly on single malt Scotch whisky and Japanese whiskies. Bourbon was an afterthought, at best. At the time, the only thing that truly piqued my interest were the obvious choices of Pappy Van Winkle and the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. But those days have come and gone, and there is now so much collectible bourbon that it is truly overwhelming.
Over the last several months, the majority of my collection attention has turned to bourbon and rye. While people are still coveting Highland, Islay, and Japanese whiskies, America is just starting to hit its stride, and it has a long way to go before it starts to top out.
Here’s a list of some incredibly rare favorites.
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