What separates Bourbon And Whiskey?
The answer is both nothing and a lot.
Bourbon is America’s Native Spirit
Whiskey is, Well, Whiskey
The difference isn’t just semantics.
It’s the law
2. Product from a fermented mash of 51% corn at least.
3. Distilled at no more than 160 proof
4. Stored at no more than 125 proof in new, charred oak barrels.
5. Aged for a minimum two years.
6. Free from additives.
Now you know what the law says
But what’s it’s mean
At least 51% corn
Imagine you’re enjoying a little corn on the cob. It’s sweet, right? That sweetness is what makes bourbon “whiskey’s sweet spot.” And being made from at least 51% corn means all bourbons will have a delightful sweetness that can’t be found in most barley- and rye-based whiskeys.