Delicious Bourbons That Aren't From Kentucky

When you think of bourbon, you probably think of Kentucky, but there are amazing distilleries elsewhere in the country making great bourbon too!
Sep 28, 2016
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    10 Kings County Distillery Bourbon
    80
    Rich
    Produced in 'New York City's oldest operating distillery' Kings County Distillery has been around since 2010 and are located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Their bourbon is made from a mash bill of New York State-grown corn and malted barley from the UK. Aged in new, charred oak for at least two years. Bottled at 90 proof. Typically sold in 200ml sized bottles.
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    9 James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Bourbon
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    Vanilla
    This bourbon whiskey has 38% rye in its mash bill. Aged in new, charred American oak, it is non-chill filtered and bottled at 100 proof. James E. Pepper is an American whiskey brand which was relaunched in 2008. The whiskey is currently contract distilled by MGP in Indiana and aged and bottled in Kentucky. As of December 2017, the former James E. Pepper Distillery in Lexington, Kentucky has been renovated with distillation currently in progress. Expect the distillery to be open to the public by summer 2018.
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    8 Hudson Four Grain Bourbon
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    Fruity
    Made with corn, rye, wheat and malted barley, this four grain offering from Tuthilltown is aged in their trademark 3-gallon barrels to minimize aging time, but maximize the liquid to wood ratio. Note: This has been discontinued.
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    7 New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon
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    Sweet
    This whiskey was purchased and finished it in New Holland's Dragon's Milk Stout barrels for 3 months. Bottled at 80 proof.
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    6 Hudson Baby Bourbon
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    Floral & Sweet
    The first whiskey to be produced by Tuthilltown Spirits, this bourbon is made from 100% New York-grown corn, an unusual mash bill to be sure, but not unheard of. The bourbon is aged in small new, charred American oak (ranging in size from 3-gallons to 14-gallons) for less than four years. The aging is helped along with heavy bass music playing on bass speakers each evening in their warehouse. Typically bottled in 375ml sized bottle, but 750ml are available. Note: This has been discontinued.
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    5 Dancing Pines Bourbon
    82
    Fruity
    A three-grain bourbon distilled from a mash of corn, rye, and barley in Loveland, Colorado. Aged in new, American white oak barrels this bourbon is bottled at 88 proof.
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    4 Peach Street Colorado Straight Bourbon
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    Vanilla & Sweet
    Peach Street Distillers produce their small batch bourbon in a single 1 and 1/3 barrel batch each day at their humble distillery on the western slope of Colorado in a small farming town known as Palisades. Their bourbon starts with open fermentation of a wash consisting of 60% Colorado corn, 20% rye and 20% two-row malted barley before being distilled only once. It is aged for a minimum of two years before being bottled at 92 proof in hand-numbered bottles.
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    3 Colorado Gold Straight Bourbon
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    Spicy & Sweet
    Colorado Gold is a four-grain bourbon with the percentages being 65% corn, 15% rye, and 10% each wheat and malted barley. This straight bourbon is aged for a minimum of three years in 53 gallon new, charred American oak with a #3 char level. It is produced and aged in Cedaredge, Colorado at an elevation of 11.000 feet above sea level.
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    2 FEW Bourbon
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    Fruity & Sweet
    FEW is a grain-to-glass distillery; the grains in the high-rye bourbon mash bill is sourced from within 100 miles of the distillery. Based in Evanston, Illinois; a suburb of Chicago, the label for each product depicts an historical image from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago. The bourbon depicts the Statue of the Republic; also known as The Golden Lady.
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    1 Oola Waitsburg Bourbon
    80
    Floral & Fruity
    Oola is a micro-distillery located in the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. It is highly rated and has won numerous awards. It is a blend of sourced whiskey and Oola's own distillate, over time the percentage of sourced whiskey will diminish until it is all from their own still.