There is no beverage more American than Bourbon. In fact, Bourbon is officially known as “America’s Native Spirit.” So what exactly is it?
Bourbon is a type of whiskey that is distilled using grains and water by following a few simple rules:
1. The grains in the recipe must be at least 51% corn
2. It must be aged in new, charred white oak barrels
3. It must be made in the United States (not just in Kentucky)
And that’s it!
(Well, there are a couple rules about how much alcohol it can contain during the process, but that’s a more complicated topic for another day).
Grains and barrel-aging produce a wide variety of flavors such as caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange, cocoa, oak and more.
Try a Bourbon today and see what flavors your palate can detect!
FUN FACT TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS: Kentucky is synonymous with Bourbon for a reason. The Bluegrass State produces 95 percent of the world’s Bourbon. In fact, Kentucky produces so much Bourbon that the state actually has more barrels of Bourbon than people!