Although Kentucky enjoys a well-deserved reputation as the heart and soul of bourbon country, bourbon can be—and most definitely is—made all over the United States. Where to begin on your cross-country bourbon wanderings? How about right here.
Hails From: Buellton, California The first bourbon produced in Southern California since Prohibition, this small-batch whiskey offers plenty of corn sweetness and finishes on the fruity side, with hints of cherry and peach. It’s just right for mixing into a batch of Boulevardiers.
Hails From: Ancram, New York This is a unique field-to-flask whiskey, aged by solera method using former Oloroso sherry barrels. All together, that means lots of bold vanilla, brown sugar and raisin-y flavor ideal for slow sipping with a splash of branchwater.
Hails From: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Laying claim as the first bourbon made in Pennsylvania in 30 years, this chocolate- and spice-accented whiskey features Wapsie Valley corn, an heirloom varietal that’s grown just miles from the distillery and milled on site.