Over the last ten years, bourbon has seen a rapid rise in popularity around the world. Demand has grown so much that distillers are having trouble keeping up. What’s driving sales are premium, small-batch bourbons, including Maker’s Mark, Knob Creek, Russell’s Reserve and Michter’s. Whether you’re in Louisville, New York or even Melbourne, Australia, you won’t have to look hard to find a bottle of good bourbon.
Here’s a shot of spelling with your glass of bourbon: Whisky from Scotland, Canada and Japan is spelled without an “e.” Whiskey from Ireland and the United States is usually spelled with an “e.”
HOW TO DRINK BOURBON & AMERICAN WHISKEY:
Purists drink bourbon straight, but it’s often served in a rocks glass with a few ice cubes and a splash of water, in what industry legend and Jim Beam’s grandson Booker Noe called “Kentucky iced tea.” Like most whiskies, bourbon works well with club soda and ginger ale. The spirit is also the base for many classic American cocktails, including the Mint Julep, Old Fashioned, Presbyterian, Horse’s Neck, Ward Eight and Brown Derby.
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In 1776, Elijah Pepper launched his family business, selling “Old ‘Pepper’ Whisky” to thirsty Americans, and buying a splendid estate in Kentucky where he could distill it. Today, Woodford Reserve Bourbon is crafted in small batches right on the same historic site. Louisville native Chris Morris is Woodford Reserve’s master distiller, carefully surveying the craft […]
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This story is the second installment of "The Best Whiskey Cocktail I've Ever Had," a series from the booze-loving members of Liquor.com's DrinkWire.