18 Great Bottles of Bourbon Made Outside Kentucky

August 25, 2015

Who says bourbon needs to be distilled in Kentucky?

More than 95 percent of the bourbon produced today is from Kentucky, thusly the spirit and state are inexorably intertwined. However, bourbon can be legally made anywhere in the United States, and that remaining five percent offers an array of exciting options.

Exploring the burgeoning diversity of bourbons made outside of Kentucky is worthwhile for any whiskey drinker. The following collection certainly isn’t exhaustive, but offers a representative glimpse at what’s available from across the entire country, including a dozen states beyond the Bluegrass State. To qualify for this piece, the…