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Let’s get this straight off the bat: all Bourbons are Whiskey, but not all Whiskey is Bourbon. To be called Bourbon, Whiskey must adhere to a set of strict rules. Most importantly, it must be produced in the United States and it must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn and matured in new and charred American white oak barrels. No colorings, flavors or other additives can be added to Bourbon and it must be bottled at 40% ABV or more.

Additionally, the spirit does not have to be expensive. Browse our selection of Bourbons under $100! To go easy on your wallet, we also have a selection of Bourbons under $50.

There are few things that say 'Merica louder than Bourbon and there are many great choices available from the big names as well as many craft producers.

Then there's Rye. Starring in many classic cocktails, it's been making a big comeback in the past years.  Made from at least 51 percent rye (a grass-grown as a grain), Rye Whiskey is drier and less sweet than Bourbon and has a knockout blend of fruit and spice components — often with dashes of vanilla and leather thrown in — that make any Rye-based cocktail more complex.

Try before you buy. Discover Bourbon & Rye flavors with these themed Tasting Boxes. By the way, for true Bourbon lovers, Flaviar offers Bourbon-themed subscription boxes with hard-to-find Bourbon & Rye brands. Turn yourself into a confident sipper, get exclusive tips of the trade, connect with a like-minded community and explore the contents of your Tasting Box with Flaviar-Exclusive guided tasting called Unboxing Flavors.

 

Rye Whiskey vs. Bourbon
Today the main differences are that Bourbon has to be made in America, while Rye Whiskey can be made anywhere, and whereas Bourbon has to be made from 51% corn, Rye has to be made from 51% rye. Corn distillation produces a sweeter tasting Bourbon Whiskey while Rye presents as zestier.
 An American Single Malt must be:
Made from 100% malted barley, distilled at one distillery, mashed, distilled and matured in the USA, matured in freshly charred Oak, not exceeding 700 Liters; distilled to no more than 125 - 160 proof (depending on the distiller) and bottled at 80 proof or higher.
What defines Tennessee Whiskey?
Tennessee Whiskey is born from a Bourbon, but before it’s barreled it gets filtered through charcoal in a process they call the Lincoln County method.
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George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
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An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
Sour Mash
is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
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