What country makes the best bourbon?

According to the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), a national trade association that represents producers and marketers of distilled spirits in the U.S., Spain's love for bourbon is top in the world. At least that's what the numbers for 2018 show.
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What country is known for bourbon?

Bourbon is All-American. Whiskey may be made everywhere from Brooklyn to Scotland but in 1964, Congress declared bourbon “America's Native Spirit.” That means to be called bourbon, it must be made in the U.S. But really, everyone knows that means Kentucky—95 percent of the world's bourbon is made in Kentucky. 6.)
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Which country has the best whiskey in the world?

World whiskies. Scotland is the biggest producer of whisky in the world, and has been for at least 100 years. But while Scotland is synonymous with whisky, it isn't the only country to produce it. Others, such as the USA, Ireland and Japan, also have long, proud traditions of whisky-making.
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What state makes the best bourbon?

There are many more craft distilleries that have legions of fans, all of them loyal to Kentucky whiskey. And Kentucky is the home to Bourbon County, literally the home of American Bourbon production. The state even has its own Bourbon Trail specifically dedicated to highlighting the state's best bourbon.
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What is the world's No 1 bourbon whiskey?

That title belongs to Jack Daniel's with 12.3 million cases sold. Surprisingly, JD's total was actually down from 13.4 million cases the preceding year. So, even though Jack Daniel's is technically bourbon, since it considers itself a Tennessee Whiskey, that leaves Jim Beam the worldwide leader in the bourbon category.
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15 Best Bourbons For Beginners Ranked

What is highest rated bourbon?

Here are the best bourbons to drink today.
  • Best Overall: Henry Mckenna Single Barrel. ...
  • Best Value: Maker's Mark. ...
  • Best for Sipping: Widow Jane 10 Year. ...
  • Best Kentucky Bourbon: Evan Williams Single Barrel. ...
  • Best Tennessee Bourbon: Heaven's Door. ...
  • Best Under $50: Four Roses Single Barrel. ...
  • Best Under $100: Willett Noah's Mill.
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What is the fanciest bourbon?

Today, the price of one bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old bourbon is a staggering $65,000, clearly making it No. 1 on our list of the most expensive bourbons ever.
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Is true bourbon only from Kentucky?

"Bourbon can be made anywhere. BUT it cannot be labeled as bourbon unless it's made in the state of Kentucky. As in Jack Daniels Sour Mash Whiskey made in Tennessee.
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Why is bourbon only from Kentucky?

Kentucky boasts some of the richest, most fertile soil in the country, ideal for growing the major ingredient in bourbon: corn. Bourbon must contain at least 51 percent corn, and Kentucky is up to the task. The state has been corn country since its earliest days in the late 1700s.
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What state drinks the most bourbon?

Kentucky: 937k Cases

The Home of Bourbon is also the top market by far in per capita consumption of American whiskey with 286 cases consumed per 1,000 people.
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What is the smoothest whiskey in the world?

What are the Smoothest Whiskeys?
  • Scotch Whisky. Laphroaig 10 Year Old is considered by many to be “Best Single Malt Whisky in the World.” It has a smokey-smooth taste, without being too overpowering. ...
  • American Bourbon Whiskey. American Bourbon is not as simple as you might think. ...
  • Canadian Whisky. ...
  • Irish Whiskey.
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What country makes the best liquor?

1. Great Britain. While the Irish have one date to celebrate their country's abiding love of alcohol, the British have three: yesterday, today and tomorrow. The near-constant drinking in the UK revolves around the pub.
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What are the top 5 whiskeys?

The Best Whiskeys Brands to Try Right Now
  1. Henry Mckenna Single Barrel 10-Year. ...
  2. Glenfiddich 21 Year Gran Reserva. ...
  3. Uncle Nearest 1856. ...
  4. SIA Scotch Whisky. ...
  5. Redbreast 12-Year. ...
  6. Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye. ...
  7. The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Years Old. ...
  8. Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky.
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Where is the bourbon capital of the world?


Bardstown, Kentucky is the Bourbon Capital of the World®. Bourbon connoisseurs could spend days touring the 11 distilleries in and around Bardstown. Explore the rich history and taste aged Kentucky bourbon.
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Where is the birthplace of bourbon?

Most active bourbon distilleries are located throughout central Kentucky, but Maysville, just across the river from Ripley, Ohio, has a claim on the origin story of this beloved spirit.
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Do any other countries make bourbon?

The most important difference between America and the other traditional whiskey-making nations—Canada, Japan, Ireland and Scotland—is that America has a huge domestic market for its whiskeys.
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Why Jack Daniels is not a bourbon?

The company does not prefer to call it Bourbon whiskey.

Like most Bourbon whiskey brands, Jack Daniel's is produced on American soil. It has a predominantly corn-based mash bill, and is aged in new, charred-Oak barrels for at least two years. These are the legal terms that define a 'straight Bourbon' whiskey.
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What is the whiskey Capital of the World?

With over 24 breweries and 73 distilleries between 1837 and 1919, Peoria became known as the “Whiskey Capital of the World”. With its proximity to the river and easy access to grains, Peoria saw a boom in the industry and a concentration of brewers and distillers in downtown Peoria known as “Distillery Row”.
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Where is Jim Beam made?

In Clermont, KY, eight generations of Beam family distillers are carrying on our longstanding bourbon tradition. From pioneering small batch whiskeys to making the whiskey that started them all in 1795, the James B. Beam Distilling Co. has been the Birthplace of Bourbon for over two centuries.
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What's the difference between Tennessee whiskey and Kentucky bourbon?

Both whiskeys require the same corn percentage in the mashbill and must be aged in new charred oak barrels. The primary difference is that Tennessee whiskey must go through a charcoal filtering process, which mellows the whiskey's character. For that reason, bourbon is often bolder and has a more robust flavor.
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Why are bourbons called Bourbons?

All things considered, the home of whiskey bourbon is said to be the Bourbon region in Kentucky, and it was so named after the war of American autonomy as a motion of gratitude to the French lord, the Bourbon Louis XVI, for his assistance against the Brits.
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Is Crown Royal bourbon?

Is Crown Royal considered a bourbon? No, Crown Royal is a Canadian blended whisky, but because it uses the same mash bill of bourbon and is labeled with the name, it was confused as a bourbon. The mash bill contains above 51% corn, rye distillates, and malted barley.
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What is the oldest bourbon?

A historic whiskey, which could date back over 250 years, smashed auction estimates to sell for $110,000 on Wednesday. Bottled in LaGrange, Georgia, the Old Ingledew Whiskey is believed to be the oldest known whiskey in existence, according to Skinner auction house, which facilitated the online sale.
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