Bourbon is a type of barrel-aged whiskey made in Kentucky. This is a strong, but popular, type of liquor.

Bourbon may be French in origin, but the whiskey bearing this name is all-American: it’s named for Bourbon County, Kentucky. Bourbon isn't the kind of alcohol you can drink a pint of, like beer. Bourbon has a strong, bitter taste and it's very high in alcohol. Bourbon is made from corn, malt, and rye, and it's aged in barrels: this adds to the taste and potency. Visitors to Kentucky love to tour bourbon distilleries.

Definitions of bourbon

n whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels

Type of:
whiskey, whisky
a liquor made from fermented mash of grain

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