At Hand Barrel, our love for bourbon knows no bounds. Admired by bartenders and drinkers from coast to coast, bourbon holds a special place in our hearts. If America's whiskey has yet to become a fixture in your liquor line-up, you’re missing out on a spirit with tremendous depth. Keep reading to find out why bourbon deserves a permanent spot on every serious imbiber’s home bar.
It Shines in Cocktails
While we can’t argue with the simple pleasure of sipping a dram of bourbon neat or on the rocks, it also makes a mean cocktail. Whether you're craving an Old Fashioned or a modern classic like the Paper Plane, bourbon complements a variety of liqueurs and mixers, making it a highly versatile choice. From light and fruity styles to bottles that highlight flavors of chocolate, molasses and burnt sugar, bourbon is a no-brainer for any cocktail aficionado. Another bonus; bourbon makes a great substitute for base spirits like Scotch and rum.
Bourbon Caters to a Niche Group of Drinkers
With an expanding selection of bourbons available on the market, there is a growing opportunity to find well-crafted bottles that cater to your individual tastes. From seasonal releases to a diverse range of styles, there’s always something new for the bourbon enthusiast to look forward to. And with the number of bourbon drinkers increasing every year, you’ll be in good company.
It Shows You’ve “Matured”
Buying a great bottle of bourbon will make you feel like you’ve entered a new stage. While there are plenty of liquors that work as staples for your home bar, adding bourbon to your arsenal is a sign that your tastes are becoming more… sophisticated. Whether you’re stashing a bottle to celebrate a special milestone or rounding out your own cocktail menu, bourbon is a cultivated choice that belongs on everyone’s shelf.