Bourbon is a workhorse. It anchors a catalog of favorite classic cocktails, it plays nicely with a glass full of rocks, but it's also great neat as a slow sipper. This versatility also makes it solid choice year-round, no matter what the temperature is outside. The one problem with bourbon today is choice: there are so many good bottles out there, it can be a tough call deciding what to drink when. To make this decision easier, we put together this guide to some of the best bourbons out now — taking both price and quality into account — and the right occasions to consume them.
For a Special Occasion: Wild Turkey Diamond Edition
You're going to want to hunt around for this one starting later this summer. Released to commemorate Master Distiller Jimmy Russell's 60 years at the distillery, it's truly a special bottle of incredibly smooth bourbon. [$TBD; wildturkeybourbon.com]
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