13 Best Bourbons for Beginners Starting in 2024

Jeremy Koering

By Jeremy Koering

Updated January 15, 2024

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What is the best bourbon for a beginner?

I recommend beginners to start their bourbon journey with a variety of brands.

Buffalo Trace is a great first choice with its balance of sweet and spicy flavors. For something with a spicy mouthfeel, try Woodford Reserve with its notes of dried fruit and toasted oak. Knob Creek Bourbon, while bolder, is still accessible and offers a taste of bourbon’s robust side.

Exploring these different bourbons will help you appreciate the unique qualities of each, making your bourbon journey a rewarding experience.

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