Bourbon Whisky

 

What's the difference between Bourbon and Whisky?

Bourbon must be made with 51% corn (maize) with the remainder being made up of rye, wheat and barley. Bourbon must also be aged in new charred oak barrels and cannot include any additives, flavours or colourings. 

When Bourbon is barrelled, it has to hit a certain proof, namely 80% alcohol by volume, before bottling, it's filtered and diluted down to 40% alcohol by volume, most Bourbon's hail from Kentucky, including the ever popular Jim Beam which is produced in Clermont.

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