Bourbon vs. Whiskey

Ever wonder about the difference between bourbon and whiskey? Morgan Murphy author of Southern Living Bourbon & Bacon gives the scoop.

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[MUSIC] The difference between bourbon and whiskey? Well, all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. Essentially, bourbon is American made. It has to be made within the United States, to be called bourbon legally. Two, bourbon has to be at least 51% corn, that's the grains that makes the mash. At least, over half, has to be corn. And three, it has to be aged in a white oak barrel, a new white oak barrel. You can only use it once if you're a bourbon manufacturer. [MUSIC]
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