When I moved to Kentucky in 2005, I was more of a rum and beer guy than a bourbon fan, but when in Kentucky, you quickly learn to savor the nectar of the Bluegrass state. Now, it’s the only liquor I drink. I’m officially a bourbon guy, and living in Lexington, I have access to so many amazing distilleries.
At some point, I’d love to complete the rounds on the bourbon trail, but I still have a long way to go. For now, with the Triple Crown approaching, I thought I’d pass along my favorites so far, all under $40, that might be a perfect addition for your Kentucky Derby, Preakness or Belmont Stakes festivities.
I don’t profess to be a bourbon authority by any stretch, but I think I’ve developed a taste for a good one with an eye on exceptional value.