America’s Native Spirit. This beautiful whiskey is what happens when you combine corn, charred new oak, and time. All bourbons are whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon, and contrary to popular belief, not all bourbon must be made in Kentucky! To be called bourbon, whiskey must be made with at least 51% corn in the mash, with other grains like rye and barley accompanying it.
Bourbon must be bottled at at least 40% ABV. Finally, it must be produced in the United States. To be called “Straight Bourbon” the whiskey is matured for at least two years. Because this spirit is predominantly made from corn, it has a distinctive sweetness to it that makes it so easy to love. Explore the fascinating world of bourbon below.
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