What is Bourbon Whiskey?

An American whiskey, a type of distilled spirit, made primarily from corn and named for Bourbon County, Kentucky.  Bourbon Whiskey is strongly associated with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, but can be made anywhere in the United States, and has been produced since the 18th century.  Bourbon Whiskey is a “distinctive product of the US”, and must meet certain requirements for production.  Almost all bourbons marketed today are made from more than 2/3 corn and have been aged for at least four years.


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