Let’s get this straight off the bat: all Bourbons are Whiskey, but not all Whiskey is Bourbon. To be called Bourbon, Whiskey must adhere to a set of strict rules. Most importantly, it must be produced in the United States and it must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn and matured in new and charred American white oak barrels. No colorings, flavors or other additives can be added to Bourbon and it must be bottled at 40% ABV or more.
Additionally, the spirit does not have to be expensive. Browse our selection of Bourbons under $100! To go easy on your wallet, we also have a selection of Bourbons under $50.
There are few things that say 'Merica louder than Bourbon and there are many great choices available from the big names as well as many craft producers.
Then there's Rye. Starring in many classic cocktails, it's been making a big comeback in the past years. Made from at least 51 percent rye (a grass-grown as a grain), Rye Whiskey is drier and less sweet than Bourbon and has a knockout blend of fruit and spice components — often with dashes of vanilla and leather thrown in — that make any Rye-based cocktail more complex.
Try before you buy. Discover Bourbon & Rye flavors with these Whisky Tasting Boxes. By the way, for true Bourbon lovers, Flaviar offers Bourbon-themed subscription boxes with hard-to-find Bourbon & Rye brands. Turn yourself into a confident sipper, get exclusive tips of the trade, connect with a like-minded community and explore the contents of your Tasting Box with Flaviar-Exclusive guided tasting called Unboxing Flavors.
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