Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
Thanks! To legally be a bourbon, it has to be made in the US, though most bourbon is made in Kentucky. There are some other specs as well a producer most follow to fit the "bourbon" moniker
If I remember correctly from my recent tour of Woodford Reserve, in order for a whiskey to be called a bourbon, it's grain mixture must be made of at least 51% corn, has to be at least 80 proof, and must be aged a minimum of 2 years. Maybe Wildcatfan can verify this. I'll have to look you up at Town Branch. I have friends that live in Lexington and we keep talking about heading over for a tour sometime.
I just got introduced to bourbon a few years ago, but am becoming an avid fan. I haven't yet reached the levels of the some of the higher end bourbons, but I have developed an affection for Woodford Reserve. On the cheaper end I like Evan Williams and if I'm mixing I usually go with something like Very Old Barton.