There’s a common misconception that bourbon has to be produced inside Kentucky to be called bourbon. Yes, many (OK most) of the best bourbons on the market hail from Bluegrass Country. We’re talking your Pappy Van Winkle, Blanton’s, Eagle Rare, Elijah Craig, Col. E.H. Taylor, and countless others. But bourbon need not come from Kentucky to be called bourbon. It simply needs to follow a few strict regulations, including being made in the U.S. from at least 51 percent corn and aged in new oak barrels. Otherwise, game on. Here are 10 stellar bourbons made everywhere but Kentucky.
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