If you are not sure if you have what it takes to put down a good glass of bourbon, take a look at our smoothest bourbons to drink straight for beginners.
Newbies will often go to experienced bourbon drinkers to try and figure out which ones are best to start with. The common notion out and about is that bourbon is something that will grow hair on your chest, or that only the real men can drink bourbon and so on. However, that’s just something rather superficial. Obviously, we all have different taste buds and you would be surprised at some people who actually enjoy drinking bourbons and whiskeys. In case of bourbon, it can be a little harsh on you, if you are just starting out. So, it would be better to start out with something that has a lot of flavor in it, but does not have the too much burn of the bourbon. Of course, the point of a bourbon is to have the burn in the end, but you can build up to that.
Did you know that the rum was the first true American spirit? Despite that, bourbon has won over millions of American hearts from coast to coast. Over time, bourbon has become one of the most versatile modern spirits of America. However, connoisseurs would say that it is best sipped neat and in some select cocktails. Now the question at hand is, what bourbon should a beginner start with? There is unfortunately no best answer to this question. Most whiskey enthusiasts would recommend you a few brands, but it all comes down to your preference in the end. What you may end up liking will vary greatly depending on your taste. If you are on a budget, then you should check out our Best Bourbon For The Money: 10 Best Bourbons Under $50 list, if you’re still thinking that 50 bucks is a bit high for you, then fear not, our article on 11 Best Cheap Bourbons Under $30 will definitely help you find the right fit.
The thing is, when it comes to bourbon, you have a lot of brands to pick and choose from. It is definitely a good thing, if you know what you want and what you like. On the other hand, for a beginner all these choices can be a bit overwhelming at first. If you have found yourself in a situation, where you find it too daunting to approach the shelves lined with rows and rows of bourbon, and would like some advice, then keep on reading and all your confusions will be cleared as the list unfolds in front of you. I tried to make the list as rookie friendly as possible. The key here is to provide you with as much flavor as possible with as little burn. But, only you can attest to the fact whether it will work for you or not.
Let’s talk a bit about my methodology here shall we? Thankfully, this issue has been discussed thousands of times over the internet. However, not every forum or blog post you come across will give you proper content. So, I took the time browse through all the reputable forums and websites discussing this matter, like Liquor, Seattle Whiskey Collective and Whiskey Reviewer. Then I managed to put the definitive list together, so you do not have to browse through all these forums and blogs. I would also like to add that the list is not ranked in any way because it depends on your preference as to which bourbon you find the best. I’m just here to suggest them.
Get your glass ready for a taste of the smoothest bourbons to drink straight for beginners.