Best Bourbon

Contrary to popular belief bourbon doesn’t need to be made in Bourbon County, Kentucky. In fact, my favorite bourbon of the moment is produced just outside Austin, Texas. Any whiskey can be called a “bourbon” if it meets the following criteria:

  • Produced in the United States
  • Made from a mixture of grains that is at least 51% corn
  • Aged in new production charred oak barrels

Surprisingly, there is no aging requirement to be called a “bourbon.” However, the designation “Straight Bourbon” means that the alcohol has been aged in the barrel for a minimum of two years.

This list catalogs all of the whiskey that we have reviewed so far, ordered by rating and price.

Dennings Point Distillery - Beacon Small Batch

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, New York

Rating:(5) -
$59.49

Tahwahkaro - Four Grain

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(5) -
$54.99

Few Spirits - Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Illinois

Rating:(5) -
$51

Tuthilltown Spirits - Hudson Baby Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, New York

Rating:(5) -
$46

Still Austin Whiskey Co. - Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(5) -
$45

Still Austin Whiskey Co. - Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(5) -
$44.99

Balcones - Texas Pot Still

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(5) -
$?????

Four Roses - Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4.5) -
$28.99

Garrison Brothers - Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(4) -
$73.65

Old Forester - 1910 Old Fine Whiskey

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4) -
$54.99

Yellow Rose - Outlaw Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(4) -
$52.99

Ranger Creek - .36 Caliber Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(4) -
$49.99

Fire Oak - Texas Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(4) -
$44

Kooper Family - Sweetheart of the Rodeo Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(4) -
$39.99

Still The One - 914 Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, New York

Rating:(4) -
$39.99

Legent - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4) -
$36

Woodford Reserve - Distillers Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4) -
$33.99

Iron Wolf - Select Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(4) -
$33.99

Makers Mark - 46

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4) -
$30.99

Buffalo Trace - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4) -
$30

Redemption - High Rye Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States

Rating:(4) -
$25.99

Devils River - Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(4) -
$24.99

Alamo Distilling Co - Alamo Bourbon Black Label

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(4) -
$20.49

Old Forester - 86 Proof

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4) -
$19

Jim Beam - Double Oak

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4) -
$18.99

Jim Beam - Devil's Cut

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4) -
$18.99

Evan Williams - White Label

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4) -
$16.99

Evan Williams - Black Label

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4) -
$12

Traverse City Whiskey Co. - XXX Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Michigan

Rating:(3.5) -
$45.99

Ironroot Republic - Promethean

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(3) -
$44.99

Woodford Reserve - Double Oaked Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$44

Mitcher's - US1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$40

Bulleit - 10 Year Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$39.99

Witherspoon - Texas Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(3) -
$38.92

Woodinville - Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Washington

Rating:(3) -
$38.49

Belle Meade - Sour Mash Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$34.99

Basil Hayden's - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$32.99

Catskill Distilling Co - The Most Righteous Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, New York

Rating:(3) -
$29.99

Bulleit - Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$27.99

Makers Mark - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$25.99

Evan Williams - Single Barrel Vintage

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$25.99

Old Forester - 100 Proof

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$21.99

Early Times - Bottled-In-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States

Rating:(3) -
$20.49

Jim Beam - Black

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$18.49

Old Grand-Dad - 80 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$16

Oak Cliff - Texas Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(3) -
$15.49

J.T.S. Brown - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$13

Ezra Brooks - Kentucky Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$11.99

Balcones - Texas High Rye

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(3) -
$?????

Treaty Oak - Ghost Hill Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(2.5) -
$43.99

Still Austin Whiskey Co. - Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(2) -
$90

Widow Jane - 10 Year

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, New York

Rating:(2) -
$69.99

Old Forester - Statesman

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(2) -
$54.99

Black Dirt Distillery - Crown Maple Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, New York

Rating:(2) -
$41.45

Clyde Mays - Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States

Rating:(2) -
$37.99

Knob Creek - Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(2) -
$35.99

Red River - Red River Pinot Noir Finished

Bourbon Whiskey

Rating:(2) -
$34.99

3 Howls - Backbeat Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Washington

Rating:(2) -
$29.99

Elijah Craig - Small Batch

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(2) -
$26.99

Wild Turkey - Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(2) -
$23

Two Stars - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(2) -
$19.99

Luxco - Rebel Yell

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(2) -
$18

Paddleford Creek - Small Batch Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Minnesota

Rating:(2) -
$17.99

Jim Beam - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(2) -
$16.49

Hayes Parker - Reserve Original Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, South Carolina

Rating:(2) -
$10.99

Black Eagle - Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Minnesota

Rating:(2) -
$10.99

Coville - Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(1) -
$40

Old Crow - Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(1) -
$14.49

McAfee - Benchmark Old No. 8 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whis

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(1) -
$14

Barton Brands - Colonel Lee Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(0) -
$8.99