What Are the Best Bourbons on the Market?

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Bourbon is a uniquely American whiskey, with a look and flavor that suggests refinement and gracefulness. Congress even declared bourbon a "distinctive product of the United States" in a 1964 resolution. Legally, the name bourbon can only refer to a type of whiskey that originates in the United States and that is made with certain specifications, much in the same way true champagne only comes from the Champagne region in France.

When you’re looking to try different varieties of bourbon, you’ll find various brands at multiple price points. But no matter what your budget is, you can find a bourbon that will suit your taste buds. Use this primer to learn what bourbon is and take a look at the best bourbons for your wallet.