What sets Bourbon apart?
January 25, 2016
– The primary ingredient is always corn, hence the initial sweet taste.
– All of the leading brands are aged in new charred American oak barrels. Charring caramelizes the sugars in the wood which then interact with the liquid during maturation and impart flavour.
– the weather conditions in the key southern-central states of Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana are perfect for aging Whiskey. There are big temperature fluctuations and high humidity which all help the Whiskey to regularly expand and contract into and out of the wood and take on flavour and colour.
– the limestone enriched water found in the southern-central states contains lots of minerals. These minerals react with the grains during cooking to create a sweet mash ready for fermentation.