Did you know all bourbon can be whiskey, but not all whiskey can be bourbon.
To be a bourbon it has to be a minimum of two years old.
Be at least 51% corn,
Not be more than 160 proof when it comes off of the still.
Be made in the United States.
Be aged in a brand new American oak barrel.
It also can’t have
any additives of any kind.
These are all required to make a whiskey bourbon.
If you have bourbon made in Kentucky
it must say kentucky bourbon on the label
To be whiskey it has to touch American oak at some point.
There is no set time it has to age, unless you have an age
statement on the label.
So all bourbon is whiskey but all whiskey is not bourbon