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Whisky or Bourbon? What’s the difference?

You may have heard it said that all Bourbon is Whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon (I know, we were confused too). So we went on a mission to dispel the myths and find out what truly distinguishes a Bourbon from true whiskey.

We have identified 4 main differences between the two and compiled you a cheats guide to bourbon and whiskey!

  1. The main differences are that bourbon must be made in the United States, whereas whiskey is made around the world.
  2. Whiskey can be made from a variety of fermented grains whereas bourbon must contain at least 51% corn.
  3. Bourbon must be distilled to no more than 160% proof, whereas whiskey can be distilled up to 190% proof.
  4. Bourbon must be aged in new, oak, charred barrels whereas whiskey only has to be aged in oak barrels, no need for them to be either new or charred