Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $12
Bourbon is a style of corn-based, barrel-aged whiskey which originated in the southern states of the USA. The vast majority of bourbon is made in Kentucky, which remains its spiritual home. Other states produce bourbon however, particularly Kentucky's neighbor Tennessee. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1994, Tennessee whisky can be classified as bourbon, although a number of well-known Tennessee whiskey producers opt not to use the term. Other states which produce bourbon include New York, Virginia, Illinois, Colorado and Massachusetts.
The name bourbon comes from Bourbon County in north-eastern Kentucky. The county was named in honor of the House of Bourbon, the royal dynasty which ruled France at the time of American colonization. This French connecti ... more
Kentucky is a state in the central-eastern US, bordered by Tennessee to the south and Indiana and Ohio to the north. Although better known for the production of Bourbon, Kentucky is one of the top 10 wine-producing states in the country, responsible for some 2 million gallons (7.6 million liters) a year. Hybrids such as Chambourcin, Vidal and Seyval Blanc are grown in the state, but the most successful varieties are from the ... more
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