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Definition:

Bourbon whiskey is a type of American whiskey – a barrel-aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn. While it may be made anywhere in the United States, it is strongly associated with the American South in general, and Kentucky in particular. -wikipedia.org

Bourbon vs. Whiskey vs. Scotch

The main difference between scotch and whisky is geographic, but also ingredients and spellings. Scotch is whisky made in Scotland, while bourbon is whiskey made in the U.S.A, generally Kentucky. Scotch is made mostly from malted barley, while bourbon is distilled from corn. If you’re in England and ask for a whisky, you’ll get Scotch. But in Ireland, you’ll get Irish whiskey (they spell it differently).

The difference between Tennessee Whiskey, like Jack Daniel’s, for example, and Bourbon is that after the spirit is distilled, Tennessee Whiskey is filtered through sugar-maple charcoal. This filtering, known as the Lincoln County Process, is what distinguishes Tennessee Whiskey from your average Bourbon, like Jim Beam. The name, Bourbon, comes from an area known as Old Bourbon, around what is now Bourbon County, Kentucky. (Source: mentalfloss.com)

Recipes

Whip up your own bourbon beverages these recipes. This is just a glimpse of some of the delicious drinks you’ll be able to taste at the event.