Best Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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

For a “straight bourbon” the whiskey must be aged for a minimum of two years in those charred new oak barrels.

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


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Still Austin Whiskey Co. - Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(5) -
$45

Four Roses - Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4.5) -
$28.99

Old Forester - Single Barrel Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4) -
$83.99

Garrison Brothers - Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(4) -
$73.65

Kings County Distillery - Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, New York

Rating:(4) -
$69

Blanton's - Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4) -
$66.99

Kooper Family - Sweetheart of the Rodeo Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

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

Buffalo Trace - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4) -
$30

Evan Williams - 1783 Small Batch

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(4) -
$13.99

Tuthilltown Spirits - Hudson Bright Lights, Big Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, New York

Rating:(3.5) -
$46

Traverse City Whiskey Co. - XXX Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Michigan

Rating:(3.5) -
$45.99

Joseph Magnus - Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, District of Columbia

Rating:(3) -
$99.99

Still Austin Whiskey Co. - Cask Strength Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(3) -
$65

Rabbit Hole - Cavehill

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$59.99

Belle Meade - Reserve Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$59.99

Blade & Bow - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$50

Michter's - US1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$40

Black Ridge - Port Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight 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

Wild Turkey - Longbranch

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$35.99

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

Agitator - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, California

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

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

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States

Rating:(3) -
$20.49

First Call - Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$18.99

Old Grand-Dad - 80 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$16

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

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(3) -
$13

Jefferson's - Reserve Very Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(2.5) -
$49.99

Jefferson's - Ocean Aged at Sea Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States

Rating:(2) -
$69.99

Willett - Pot Still Reserve Bourbon

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(2) -
$42.99

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

Black Ridge - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(2) -
$29.99

Firestone & Robertson - TX Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Texas

Rating:(2) -
$29

Two Stars - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(2) -
$19.99

Jim Beam - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | United States, Kentucky

Rating:(2) -
$16.49

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:(1) -
$8.99

W.L. Weller - Special Reserve

Review In Progress
Author: Dan Trares

Garrison Brothers - Balmorhea

Review In Progress
Author: Nick Leghorn

Barrell - Craft Spirits Bourbon

Review In Progress
Author: Nick Leghorn

Barrell - Bourbon Single Barrel

Review In Progress
Author: Nick Leghorn

Hirsch - The Horizon

Review In Progress
Author: Dan Trares