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The Bourbon Hunt is Unpredictable. Planning Your Home Bar Doesn’t Have to Be.

The Bourbon Hunt is Unpredictable. Planning Your Home Bar Doesn’t Have to Be.

There's a certain allure to hunting down rare and elusive bourbons like Elmer T Lee, Russell's 13, E.H. Taylor and those ultra rare annual releases from your favorite distillery. The thrill of the chase, the anticipation of discovering a hidden gem, and the satisfaction of finally tasting these exceptional spirits can be incredibly rewarding. However, the reality is that finding these bourbons can be a daunting task, often unpredictable and disappointing. 

The good news is that creating your home bar experience doesn’t have to be. Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or just starting to explore the world of bourbon, creating a personal drinkscape centered around whiskey is a rewarding endeavor. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the essential steps of planning and designing your very own bourbon bar, ensuring it becomes your favorite place in your home.

Have a Solid Plan

Step 1: Define Your Vision 

Think about the ambiance and atmosphere you want your home bourbon bar to exude. Do you envision a classic speakeasy vibe, a rustic countryside feel, or a modern and sleek setup? Clarifying your vision will guide your design decisions.

Step 2: Assess Your Space: 

Whether you're transforming a nook, a spare room, or a corner of your living space, evaluate the available area. This assessment will help you choose the appropriate furnishings and layout that make the most of your space.

Step 3: Set a Budget: 

Determine how much you're willing to invest in your home bourbon bar. Having a budget in mind will prevent overspending and guide your choices.

Step 4: Curate Your Bourbon Collection: 

Research different bourbon brands, types, and flavors to build a diverse and appealing collection. Consider themes like single malts, small-batch bourbons, or a mix of classic and contemporary options.



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