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18 Best Bourbon Bars in NYC

It takes unique taste buds to love bourbon, but if you’re one of those people, you will love our list of the best bourbon bars in NYC.

While there are a lot of people out there who love bourbon and would say it is their drink of choice, I am not one of those people. I am typically more of a rum and gin person. Rum is the only kind of brown liquor I can usually stomach, as I have never really been a fan of most dark liquors. My absolute least favorite liquor is tequila, which I can’t even tolerate the smell of, much less the taste. Whiskey also falls into that category which is why I don’t have much interest in trying it, or for that matter bourbon, as bourbon is a type of whiskey.

18 Best Bourbon Bars in NYC

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Bourbon can be one of the most iconic American drinks and there are are standards that should be met for a whiskey to qualify as a bourbon. For a whiskey to qualify as a bourbon, it should be made of 51% corn and the rest of malted barley and rye or wheat. For many, it should also be made in America, as Kentucky is where it all started. This is aged in new oak barrels which are most often white oak barrels. Elijah Craig who is a Baptist preacher is credited with the invention of bourbon. Some, however, question this history because there were apparently already distilleries dealing in corn whiskey even before Craig. But since Craig was the one credited, we can say though that he helped in the further development of bourbon. They say it is best if you drink it straight and plain, with no ice, which is something I will not be trying anytime soon. If you’re interested in giving it a go, you can pick from our list of Best Cheap Bourbons Under $30 if you want an affordable bourbon but one with quality, or some with a slightly higher prices from our list of Best Bourbon For The Money: 10 Best Bourbons Under $50.

Bourbon is an extraordinary product of the USA. It has been present so many times in history and even in novels just like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s works. We were able to find the best bourbon bars in NYC with Class Curious data. If you feel you want to have a shot of bourbon you can easily find a pick among the many bars in The Big Apple. Rest assured these bourbons don’t have additives like flavors or coloring. Wouldn’t we want to scratch the image of this most iconic drink right?