Bourbon – America’s Whiskey
“Bourbon whiskey is a distinctive product of the United States.”
-88th Congress of the U.S., 1964
- Must be made from a minimum of 51% corn
- Must be aged in new, charred oak containers
- Must be produced in the United States
While there are more musts that differentiate bourbon from whiskey, those are some of the most important. Check out this infographic from Maker’s Mark for more.
All bourbon is whiskey. Not all whiskey is bourbon.