America’s very own bourbon has been around since the late 18th century, when colonial settlers got thirsty and adapted their whiskey-making skills to accommodate local crops like corn. After some no doubt interesting experimentation, a corn-based spirit aged in new, charred oak barrels was born, and the world has been enjoying it ever since. And, just to be extra clear, while all bourbons are whiskeys, not all whiskeys are bourbons. This liquor is a uniquely American classic in its own right.
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