It's Bourbon Heritage Month and we are celebrating, highlighting, and most of all, enjoying bourbon all month long!
Did you know that bourbon is always whiskey, but whiskey is not always bourbon? It may sound confusing, but we are here to help! Bourbon has a list of specific qualifications that have to be met for it to be classified as bourbon:
It MUST to be made in the United States, most commonly Kentucky, but anywhere in the U.S. will work
It MUST be aged in new charred oak barrels
The mash MUST be at least 51% corn
It CANNOT enter the barrel higher than 125 proof
Distilleries CANNOT add anything except water
After all requirements are met, congratulations - you have bourbon!
Watch our video to learn more worth-knowing whiskey wisdom. Follow along until the end for a delicious Mint Julep recipe and surprising Julep facts from Sly Cosmopoulos, our Director of Beverage Marketing.
Happy Bourbon Heritage Month, Cheers!