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 21-year-old among the best bo
Four Roses, Evan Williams, Bulleit Bourbon, Old Forester and Pappy Van Winkle are some highly reviewed bourbon brands. Approximately 240 bourbon brands are available for purchase, according to WineMag.com, as of 2015.
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 presence and proof.
An easy and quick bourbon chicken recipe is the one provided by BigOven. This recipe receives a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from more than 1,500 users, as of July 2015. The dish is ready in 30 minutes.
A simple recipe for bourbon chicken combines maple syrup and bourbon with a chicken stock in which to cook chicken breasts with fresh thyme. The stock reduces to a thick sauce during cooking and the result is tender, juicy chicken with a sweet and sticky coating.
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.
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.