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LIQUOR.COM: The 12 Best Bourbons to Drink in 2021

Take a sip of America's classic spirit.

Written by Mark C. Anderson


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.

Region: Tennessee | ABV: 45% | Tasting Notes: Pepper, Cinnamon, Honey


Created in partnership with Bob Dylan, Heaven's Door is an award-winning line of stylish Tennessee straight, double barrel, and straight rye whiskey. They all stand out for their looks and appropriately lingering finish.


The 90-proof Tennessee bourbon proves the most memorable thanks to a big, round mouthfeel, strong butterscotch, cherry, and honey notes. It also spends a minimum of eight years in American oak barrels for a smooth, lasting taste.


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