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The best 6 Bourbons

There are many different varieties of bourbon whiskey ranging in taste and characteristic. Bourbons vary from light and smooth, to a more crisper, stronger taste. If you ask most people about bourbon whiskey they’ll mention the smooth taste of Jack Daniels or Jim Beam, but there are so many others brands worth tasting, like these 6 best bourbons:

1. Springback 1967

A 1967 vintage Springbank from independent bottlers Murray McDavid. This was aged in bourbon cask 1314 before being bottled in August 1998 at 31 years of age and received 90 or more points from 5 of the Malt Maniacs on their monitor.

2. Blanton’s Gold Edition

Undoubtedly one of the greatest bourbons on the planet, Blanton’s Gold is hand-bottled from the best casks at the distillery. Profoundly full-flavoured.

3.  Garnheath 41 Year Old

1974 vintage Lowland single grain Scotch whiskey. Distilled at the Moffat distilling complex inAirdrie which closed in 1986. Matured in a single cask bourbon barrel ##313235bottled June 2015 byCàrn Mòr for theCelebration Of The Cask series. 144 numbered bottles.

4. Buffalo Trace

A really classy bourbon from the eponymous distillery that has been responsible for some truly outstanding products in recent years. A must-stock for any bar worthy of the name and probably the best all-rounder around twenty quid.

5. Woodford Reserve Classic Malt

released at the end of 2013 as part of the brand’s Master’s Collection. Made from 100% malt and aged in bourbon barrels, this is a creamy and honeyed whiskey. 

6. Bulleit

Packaged in an old-style bottle, Bulleit whiskey has developed a loyal following in the UK. The high rye content (around 30%) gives this bourbon a spicy kick.

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