Making bourbon involves fermenting a mixture of corn, rye, barley and sometimes wheat, then distilling the resulting alcohol. In the United States, the mixture must be at least 51 percent corn to be defined as bourbon.
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit, Four Roses Small Batch, Basil Hayden's and Angel's Envy are some good bourbons. Others include Hudson Baby and Woodford Reserve Master's Collection.
Top brands of bourbon include Jim Bean, Ridgemont Reserve and Blanton’s. Specific bourbons includeJim Beam's Devil’s Cut Bourbon Whiskey 6 YO, 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky and Blanton’s Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
In 2014, Blanton's Gold Edition bourbon whiskey won the coveted Bourbon Trophy at the International Wine and Spirit competition, making it one of the country's highest-rated bourbons. Gayot rates Elijah Craig 21-year-old single-barrel and Jefferson's Presidential Select...
A shot of bourbon contains approximately 100 calories, when it is 40 percent alcohol and 80 proof. However, the exact calorie count may depend on the specific brand.
Michter's 10-year Single Barrel, E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof, Knob Creek Single Barrel, Booker's Small Batch and William Larue Weller are some of the top-rated Kentucky bourbons by Forbes magazine, as of 2015. The bourbons selected have a wide range of flavors, aromatic pr...
The bourbon biscuit was originally called the Creola, but the name was changed in honor of the French royal family, the House of Bourbon. By 1932, Creolas became known as bourbon biscuits, but the exact cause of this change, as of 2015, is unknown.