What It Really Means For Your Bourbon To Be Allocated

If you're a bourbon connoisseur, chances are you've stumbled upon an allocated bottle. But what exactly does that mean?

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In the diverse world of spirits, allocated bourbon stands out as a unique category, encompassing limited editions and collectibles with restricted availability. These elusive bottles, governed by a regulated U.S. alcohol sales system, pose a challenge for enthusiasts seeking the perfect pour. From navigating local stores and chains to exploring unconventional avenues like distilleries and conventions, the quest for allocated bourbon unveils a tantalizing journey into the realm of limited-edition spirits.