Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon Whiskey

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Learn more about bourbon whiskey

Many loved bourbons from names such as Four Roses, Makers Mark, and Knob Creek can be found alongside a huge arrange of other brands here at DrinkSupermarket

Bourbon whiskey is synonymous with North America, and is produced to a strict set of rules. In a nutshell, Bourbon must consist of at least 51% corn (maize), the other cereals can be any grain such as wheat, barley, or rye. Bourbon must also be matured in charred virgin Oak casks and finally bottled at 40% alcohol content(80 proof) or more. All this ensures great consistency in flavour whilst maintaining a high standard.

The name "Bourbon" can be traced back to the 1820s and became consistent in Kentucky from the 1870s. Though bourbon can be produced across America, Kentucky is the most popular state for most brands as the access to resources for production are favourable. Bourbon can be best enjoyed sipped but given its versatility as a dark spirit, it does wonders in cocktails such as an Old Fashioned or Boulevardier.