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For the Fallout 4 junk items, see Bourbon bottle (Fallout 4).


Bourbon is an alcoholic beverage in Fallout 4.


The effect of bourbon is very similar to that of vodka, as both can increase current/maximum health in addition to a boost to carry weight/melee damage (and a penalty to experience earned).

Once a player character is at level 30 or higher, bourbon will give a higher health boost than vodka (at level 30, one endurance yields 10 extra base health and 15 retroactive per-level health, matching the straight-up 25 health bonus of vodka).


  • Whitechapel Charlie usually has some for sale.
  • Cabot House will have stored bourbon bottles in cabinets.
  • One bottle of bourbon sits on a dresser in the locked cabin at Sunshine Tidings co-op.
  • One bottle of bourbon is on the bottom shelf behind the counter at the University Credit Union in University Point.
  • Another bottle is in a third-floor room in the southwest corner of Sedgwick Hall at University Point, behind an Advanced locked door. It will be sitting on a desk near a skeleton.
  • Shelbie Chase may also have bourbon for sale.


When Survival mode is active, this item increases thirst by 3.5 points.


Bourbon is needed to craft berserk syringes.