Bourbon is a corn based whiskey that is aged in charred oak barrels. The exposure to charcoal mellows it after distillation and gives the liquor a slight smokey flavor. Bourbon is named for Bourbon County, Kentucky and most commercially available bourbon is still produced in Kentucky. Used in a variety of cocktails, including the Manhattan, bourbon is also an ingredient a variety of sauces and meat marinades.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Many different types of drinks can be made with the use of bourbon, a few easier recipes are as follows: Bourbon Highball, Dixie Julep, Kentucky Cocktail, and Chapel Hill.
Conserving and Storing
It is generally best to store whisky upright in a cool place out of direct sunlight.