Pappy Van Winkle is a great bourbon but it is not the only bourbon around. I will start by listing some bourbons that you can probably find at your local liquor store to enjoy immediately at an affordable price.
Created from corn, barley & wheat. It has a smooth sweet taste compared to other bourbon and whiskey drinks. It will cost you around $20 to $25 a bottle.
It is created in Shivley, Kentucky and is a fine bourbon to drink. It has a dark orange color. You can find it for around $30.
Evan Williams Single Barrell
A very versatile whiskey with vanilla custard & honey. The ABV is 43% and will set you back about $30.
Glenfiddich 15 Year
Although it is a scotch, it will not disappoint you. It is aged in European oak sherry casks and features warm spicy flavors. It has an ABV of 40% and will run you aprox $60.00 a bottle.
Now if you are the one of the 1% of the population who can not only find rare bourbons but be able to afford them as well, here is a list below of some other comparable high-sought after bourbon whisky.
George T. Stagg Straight Bourbon Whiskey George T Stagg for 2014 comes to us from a lengthy slumber in Buffalo Trace’s Warehouses C, H, I, K, L, P, and Q. So, a wide number of barrels, even though nonetheless extremely constrained quantity of bottles. The great news, nevertheless, is beginning with this year’s release there ought to be much more bottles to go about as Buffalo Trace ramped up production of George T Stagg beginning in 1997. Obviously, demand is disproportionately greater, so it is most likely nonetheless a net unfavorable. This batch was distilled within the spring of 1998, which tends to make it officially 16 years old, but a minimum of 17 summers old.
A.H Hirsch Reserve 16 Yaer Old Straight Bourbon A. H. Hirsch Reserve holds the crown for many costly bourbon around the marketplace. The 16-year old spirit was distilled in Michter’s Distillery in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania, in 1974, then, as will be the tradition of numerous parents, left it within the distillery to mature till bottled in 1990. A. H. Hirsch is really a staple in American bourbons - legend has it that the day prior to Prohibition struck, the line of individuals waiting outdoors Michter's Distillery wanting to fill something that could hold liquid using the final rations of legal whiskey, was two along with a half miles lengthy. William Larue Weller Kentucky Bourbon The Original Wheated Bourbon Whiskey attributes an exceptionally smooth taste, substituting wheat for rye grain. Bottled at 90 proof, this bourbon stands out with its burnt orange colour. Its softer flavor notes make this bourbon fantastic for sipping or creating cocktails. A weet nose having a presence of caramel. Tasting notes of honey, butterscotch, along with a soft woodiness. It is smooth, delicate and calm. Attributes a smooth finish having a sweet honeysuckle flair. Elijah Craig 21 Year Old Single Barrell Straight Bourbon Being twenty three years old is quite sophisticated for a Bourbon, which obviously should by law age inside a new charred white oak barrel-barrel choice becomes of tantamount significance. Barrels that age for that lengthy around the highest floors from the rickhouse, exactly where temperature extremes are greatest, can turn out to be as well woody or tannic. The barrels for Elijah Craig 23-Year-Old Single Barrel are drawn in the middle floors from the rickhouses, exactly where the effects of lengthy aging are mitigated by the much more moderate temperature fluctuations.