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We're Tawkin' southern, yeehaw sonny boy, while sipping finest Kentuckiest Bourbons.
Now, sing it Mr. Jimmy The Doors:
"Well, show me the way
To the next Whiskey bar
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why..."
Shouldn't it be called the 'Kentucky Song' then? Well, you know, it’s a cool song and… Anyway, besides horses, Kentucky is famous for its Bourbon Whiskey. Right, all Bourbons are Whiskey, but not all Whiskey is Bourbon (check out the SmartAss corner for details).
The name derives from its historical association with an area today called Bourbon County, Kentucky. Bourbon has been produced since the 18th century and while it may be made anywhere in the United States, it is strongly associated with the American South in general, Kentucky in particular.
Bourbon is a type of American Whiskey made primarily from corn, so it's sweeter than other Whiskeys. If you want to get lucky in Kentucky, don't judge Bourbon through the eyes of Scotch Whisky, for it is quite a different beast. Some might say Bourbons don’t seem to react particularly well to water. And it also seems that the proper dram for these fine high alcohol content Whiskeys would be no more than 15ml. And this is exactly what we provided (for you + 2 friends).
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