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Bourbon is a whiskey distilled from a mash made up of not less than 51 percent corn plus malt and rye.

Bourbon vs. Whiskey vs. Scotch

Scotch and whisky’s difference are based on geography and ingredients. 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)


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.