Unlike other whiskeys, bourbon must be comprised of at least 51% corn, making Iowa (the nation’s top corn producer) a perfect home for the popular spirit. With many distilleries using local corn, the spirits are crafted with one-of-a-kind, farm-to-bottle homegrown flavors. Whether you prefer it neat or on the rocks, Old Fashioned or Manhattan, these five distilleries are worth the visit.

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